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Christmas Events in Blackburn

Believe in Blackburn this Christmas.

There is a magical programme of events which will enchant & captivate the whole family. THe programme is launched with Blackburn Comes Alive! The Christmas Lights Swotch On Spectacular on Sauturday 23rd November with wonderful attractions throughout the town centre being lit up for Christmas.

With magnificent events & attractions, fantastic shopping opportunities, brillient places to eat, drink & relax, you'll definatley Believe in Blackburn Town Centre this Christmas! 

Blackburn Christmas Events 2019

Saturday, 23rd November: Blackburn Comes Alive! Christmas Parades, lots of entertainment, fireworks & the Christmas Light Switch On.

Saturday 23rd November: Peppa Pig Meet & Greet in Blackburn Market 2.30pm -3.10pm, 3.40pm – 4.10pm & 4.40pm – 5.10pm

Roaming Magician in Blackburn Market 12.30pm – 1.15pm, 1.30pm -2.15pm & 3.30pm – 4.15pm

Let’s Make – Stilt Walkers around the Market 1 -2pm

23rd November – 24th December: Santa's Fantastical Post Office, The Mall Blackburn

22nd & 23rd November: Frost Fair at Blackburn Cathedral with The Artisan Market

Saturday 30th November: Yuletide Yarns & Spectacular Street Theatre around Blackburn Town Centre

Thursday 5th, 12th & 19th December: Twilight Markets. Join traders at Blackburn Market for late night shopping plus crafts, gifts, food, music & entertainment until 8pm

Saturdays, 7th, 14th & 21st December: Christmas Movies, Magic & Music around Blackburn Town Centre (subject to licences)

7th – 31st December: Cinderella, King Georges Hall

Saturday, 7th December: Blackburn Music Society’s Messiah, Blackburn Cathedral 

Sunday 8th December: Santa Dash around Blackburn Town Centre

Saturday, 14th December: Blackburn Festival of Light parade.

Saturday,14th December: Christmas Spectacular, Blackburn Cathedral

Sunday, 15th December: Sleeping Beauty on Ice, Blackburn Ice Arena

Wednesday, 18th December: Blackburn People’s Choir Christmas Concert, Holy Trinity Church

There will be lots more festive events happening accross the Borough. 

For a full list of Christmas Events please search the What’s On listings

For information on all the carol conce/rts & details of Christmas services at Blackburn Cathedral - please see their web site

Christmas Shopping in Blackburn:

With so much variety to choose from, you'll be spoilt for choice!

The Mall Blackburn shopping centre  will be opening for late night shopping from Thursday, 29th November. Please click HERE for The Mall's Christmas Opening Times.

Blackburn Market will be open on 4 Sundays in the run up to Christmas. They will also be holding Twilight Markets every Thursday evening until 8pm when there will be festive entertainment.  Please click HERE to see the Market's Christmas Opening Times. 

Here to help .... 

For more information about any of these Christmas events please contact Blackburn Visitor Centre 01254 688040 or Email

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