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Blackburn Christmas Lights Switch On 2015

Blackburn Christmas Lights Switch On 2015

Contact Information

Town Hall Square
King William Street

Tel: 01254 688040

Blackburn Christmas Lights Switch On will be on Thursday, 19th November 2015, on King William Street

Once again Blackburn will be switching their Christmas Lights on with a fantastic evening show in partnership with The Bee Radio. The event will also herald the start of late night shopping at The Mall, Blackburn & other shops around the town centre.  

Pop star and talent show judge, Alesha Dixon will headline a 2 hour show presented by The Bee radio and compered by Ted Robbins (Phoenix Nights, The Slammer and Coronation Street).  The artist is well known as a competitor and judge on peak time Saturday night shows, Strictly Come Dancing and Britain’s Got Talent and is touring the UK with her new single, "Tallest Girl in the World".

Also performing will be X Factor’s Jake Quickenden, Britain’s Got Talent’s Henry Gallagher, and Ella Shaw from Langho with girl band, Tiger Heart. 

Special guests will include super bike champion and King of the Jungle, Carl Fogarty, soap star, Peter Gunn and Alex Bain who is well known for his portrayal of Simon Barlow on Coronation Street.    

Also appearing will be the children’s television show characters, Small & Tiny from the Clangers, who will be meeting and greeting families before the show in The Mall at 2pm and in Blackburn Market Mall at 4pm. They’ll be at the light switch on too!

Performance Order (from 4.25pm): 

Gospel choir

Amy O'Toole

Rime Suspex

Tiger Heart

Peter Gunn

Henry Gallagher

Alex Bain

Ella Shaw


Jake Quickeden

Carl Fogarty

Alesha Dixon (Approx 6.40pm)

Road Directions

King William Street is in the centre of Blackburn. Parking is free on Council opperated car parks after 3pm - please note charges will apply on The Mall & other privately opperated car parks.

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

Don't struggle with parking, leave the car at home & take advantage of Lancashire United's special bus ticket offer: £1 return (see below for further details)  

Public Transport Directions

For one night only - Lancashire United Buses are offering a special price for travel within the Blackburn/Hyndburn Spot On ticket zone to the Blackburn Christmas Light Switch On : £1.00 return after 4.30pm on 19th November 2015 (there will be no UGO under 19s discount on this ticket) 

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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  • Christmas & New Year
  • Open Air Event

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  • In town/city centre
  • Transport and Parking in Blackburn and Darwen