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Christmas Events in Darwen

Come & join the festive fun in Darwen this Christmas.

Darwen Christmas Light Switch On

 The Darwen Christmas Lights Switch On will start the festivities on Saturday, 16th November 2019  from 4.00pm in Darwen Market Square. This year the event will showcase local talent with Darwen School of Music & local dancers who are taking part in Darwen Library Theatre's pantomime Pinocchio. This years special guest, Simon Webbe will entertain the crowds before helping to turn on the Christmas Lights. 

Annual Panto at Darwen Library Theatre

- a seasonal family favourite! 

This year's panto at Darwen Library Theatre is Pinocchio & will run from 9th December to 24th December 2019 . 

Diary of Christmas Events in & around Darwen: 

16th November: Darwen Christmas Light Switch On 4pm -7pm

16th December: The Greatest Show Interactive Theatre, Stalls & Fairground, Darwen Market Square 1pm – 5pm

23rd November: Lets Make Christmas Cards, Darwen Market 12 -3pm

30th November: Lets Make Magical Story Jars & Super Elf, Darwen Market 12 -3pm

From 30th November: Every Saturday until Christmas, plus Christmas Eve, Santa’s Grotto, Darwen Market

16th November – 21st December: Darwen Market Gallery, Art Exhibition for local artists.

7th December: Lets Make Christmas Magic Show & Crafty Corner, Darwen Market 12 -3pm

9th – 24th December: Pinocchio, Darwen Library Theatre

14th December: Lets Make Christmas Wreaths & Interactive Theatre “A Christmas Carol”, Darwen Market 12 -3pm

14th December: Blackburn People’s Choir, Darwen Market 2pm & 3pm

21st December: Lets Make magical Story Jars & Snowbow Spectacular, Darwen Market 12 -3pm

21st December: Salvation Army Band, Darwen Market 1pm -3pm

For a full list of  seasonal events throughout the Borough search our Whats On listings

Darwen Market

Darwen Market will be open throughout the festive season for all your shopping.  See HERE for their Christmas Opening Times & information about all their events. 

Here to help ....

For further information about any of these events please contact BlackburnVisitor Centre

Tel: 01254 688040 or email:

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