Motorists coming into Birmingham tomorrow night are being warned to prepare for disruption because some roads will be closed for the Christmas lights switch-on celebrations.
Digbeth will be most affected by the road closures as a special concert is being held at Millennium Point.
The free concert starts at 3.30pm and the lights will be officially switched on at 7.30pm.
Curzon Street between New Canal Street and Penn Street, and Cardigan Street between Curzon Street and Gopsal Street will be closed from 7am until 10.30pm.
Other roads being sealed off from 2pm until 8.30pm are Albert Street between Park Street and Curzon Street, Bartholomew Street, New Canal Street between Fazeley Street and Curzon Street, Andover Street, Nova Scotia Street, Cardigan Street, and Curzon Street.
Roads closed from 6.30pm until 8.30pm include Jennens Road into-city carriageway, Park Street between Jennens Road and Fazeley Street, and Bartholomew Row.
Pop singer Tony Christie will be switching on the Christmas lights at the end of a concert which includes Liberty X and Girls Aloud.
Councillor John Alden (Con Harborne), cabinet member for leisure, sport and culture said: "This concert is going to be fantastic and is the perfect way to start the city's Christmas celebrations."
To plan your journey by public transport before you set out call the Traveline on 0870 608 2608 or contact the Centro hotline on 0121 200 2700.
* Motorists on the M6 endured rush-hour misery yesterday after part of the motorway was closed due to a broken-down lorry.
Both lanes of the Ray Hall M6/M5 interchange on the southbound carriageway at Junction 8 were closed at 6am after a lorry broke down.
Queues stretched back on the M6 beyond Junction 11 (M54) and along the M54 to junction 1.
The Highways Agency closed both lanes as the lorry had spilled fuel which had to be cleaned up.