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Christmas Events in Darwen

Come & join the festive fun in Darwen this Christmas.

Darwen Christmas Light Switch On & Nativity Parade:

Britain’s Got Talent winner Jai McDowall will be lighting up Darwen on Saturday, November 22nd at 6.30pm. The fun starts at 4pm. Since winning the fifth series of the national talent show in 2011, Jai has released his debut album Believe and is currently working in the studio on new material. The line-up at Darwen also includes James Smith, Harry Mondryk & Baily McConnell. Click here for a full line up & times.

Before the Light Switch on 22nd November, the Annual Nativity Parade will take place at 3pm.

Other Christmas Events in Darwen:

From 29th November Santa will be in his grotto in Darwen Market Annex every Saturday until Christmas 11am to 2.30pm & also 24th December, Christmas Eve from 11am to 1pm

20th November: Christmas Market & Fashion Show at Darwen Aldridge Community Academy   

26th & 27th November: Outdoor Christmas Market at Four Seasons Garden Centre

28th November: Houghton Weavers Christmas Show, Darwen Library Theatre

6th December: DAPA Cabaret Selection Box, Darwen Library Theatre

6th December: Small Business Saturday - support your local businesses, events & specialoffers through out the day. Click here to download a leaflet

7th December: Annual Christmas Concert, Darwen Library Theatre

6th-7th December: Walk the Winter Trails in Sunnyhurst Woods

21st December: Santa & his Reindeers & Carol Concert, Old England Kiosk, Sunnyhurst Woods

…..and don’t forget the panto! This year Darwen Library Theatre will be staging Beauty & the Beast from 12th to 24th December.

For details about Blackburn Lights Switch On & other Christmas events please click here.

If you would like further information about any of these events please contact Blackburn Visitor Centre 01254 688040 or email

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