This year the Darwen Christmas Light Switch On will coincide with Darwen Light Night on Saturday 23rd November 2013, in a spectacular event for all the family. This exciting collaboration brings you a day full of music & dance plus lighting & firework displays.
Rock FM will take everything up a gear from 4pm presenting the Light Night Show & Christmas Light Switch On in one jam-packed programme. A "Talent Show Special" will see a host of past & present X Factor & Britain's Got Talent stars including Kitty Brucknell, Mr Zip & other acts, alongside fun children's characters. Members of Blackburn Youth Zone will also be performing a dance & light show.
Colourful lighting will be the back drop for local children & performers to entertain you. Visit the student market & enjoy hot food & drink while you take in the amazing displays that showcase Darwen’s historic buildings.
The annual Nativity Parade will take place prior to the Switch On from 3pm on Market Square
Visit Santa in his Grotto, 30th Nov, 7th, 14th 21st & 23rd December in Darwen Market Annex. 10am-12 & 1pm -2pm. Proceeds to Darwen Rotary Club Chraity.
Accrington Pipe Band will be entertaining shoppers with festive tunes on 7th & 22nd December, with performances between 11am & 3pm.
On 14th December, Blackburn Peoples Choir will be performing in cappella style, an exciting range of songs directed by Jeff Borradaile, between 10am & 2pm in Darwen Market.
Come along & join in when Darwen Sings Carols on 21st December 10am -12 noon in Darwen Market.
Darwen's 3 day & 6 day Markets will be open on Sunday 22nd December for all your last minute Christmas essentials.
This year at Darwen Library Theatre the pantomine is The Wonderful Wizzard of Oz. Performances start on the 13th December until 24th December. See www.darwenlibrarytheatre.com for more details.