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Blackburn Christmas Lights Switch On 2013

Christmas Lights Switch On with Matt Cardle

Contact Information

Town Hall Square
King William Street

Tel: 01254 688040

The switching on of Christmas Lights in both Blackburn and Darwen will launch the borough's festive period with a host of seasonal activities planned.
The big switch on in Blackburn will see 2010 X Factor winner Matt Cardle flicking the switch in the town centre on Thursday, November 21st. Other acts include Re-Connected, John Jo from the X Factor, and Giles Potter amongst other fantastic acts, including some local performers.

The event, taking place on King William Street from 5pm-7pm, will see a show packed full of performances as well as a fantastic fireworks display.

The switch on, which will be hosted this year by Rock FM, will also include several other acts who will be performing on the stage outside Blackburn Town Hall. Nickelodeon’s Poppy Cat will also be joined by several other fun children’s characters.

Road Directions

King William Street is in the centre of Blackburn.

Contact Blackburn Visitor Centre for directions from where you live 01254 688040

Public Transport Directions

King William Street is only a 5 minute walk from Blackburn Rail & Bus Station.

For details of Public Transport contact Blackburn Visitor Centre 01254 688040

Alternatively, for public transport information out of our normal office hours contact:
Travel Line: 0871 200 2233 (for bus services around the Lancashire area)
National Rail Enquiries 08457 48 49 50

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Open All Year


Ticket TypeTicket Tariff
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  • Christmas & New Year
  • Open Air Event

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