Here’s a few of the fantastic things going on this weekend in Lancashire.

The Big Switch On - Chorley 
17 November 2018
Bring family and friends to Chorley town centre for the town’s ‘greatest Christmas lights switch on show’.​ Chorley Council is bringing popular comedian, Zoe Lyons, community acts, circus performers and a fantastic singalong show to Chorley town centre under the theme of the worldwide phenomenon The Greatest Showman film, to start the town’s Christmas celebrations with a bang.

Darwen Christmas Lights Switch On 2018
17 November 2018
Get the whole family together for live entertainment from globally recognised superstar Nadine Coyle of Girls Aloud fame and watch as lights are switched on kicking off a spectacular firework finale.

Lancashire Weekend at East Lancashire Railway
17 - 18 November 2018
It's all things Lancashire at this special themed weekend celebrating the historic day when the county sent its first representatives to Parliament. Enjoy a host of fun folksy events including traditional Morris dancing and home-made Lancastrian treats.

Hopeful & Glorious Winter Art Fair at Lytham Hall
17 - 18 November 2018
With even more stalls on offer - enjoy over 40 makers from across the northwest showing and selling their work with handmade wares ranging from vibrant and stylish textiles to wonderful one off jewellery - an ideal start to your Christmas shopping.

Blackburn Festival of Light Lantern Making Workshop
17 November 2018
Come and join in a lantern making workshop with a professional lantern artist to create a beautiful paper and willow lantern for the Lantern Parade on Saturday 15th December 2018.

Marine Hall Christmas Market 2018
18 November 2018
Come along to this annual Christmas market where the best local independent traders will be selling handmade gifts and delicious food and drink. Entrance is FREE.

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The Big Switch On - Chorley
Performance
The Big Switch On - Chorley

The Christmas magic starts in Chorley town centre on Saturday 17 November with the luminous local tradition that is Chorley’s Christmas lights switch on.

Darwen Christmas Lights Switch On 2018
Outdoor Display
Darwen Christmas Lights Switch On 2018

The festivities kick off in style on Saturday 17th November with the annual Christmas Light Switch On. Join Rock FM’s Steve and Janine from 4:30pm in Darwen Market Square, with live entertainment from superstar Nadine Coyle of Girls Aloud fame and watch as lights are switched on at 6.30pm followed by a spectacular firework finale.

Lancashire Weekend
Show / Display
Lancashire Weekend

It's all things Lancashire at this special themed weekend celebrating the historic day when the county sent its first representatives to Parliament.

Hopeful & Glorious Winter Art Fair
Crafts
Hopeful & Glorious Winter Art Fair

The Hopeful & Glorious Winter Art Fair will make a spectacular return to Lytham Hall this November . With a dazzling selection of locally made art, craft & design. Back for the 5th year, this popular event will take place across the weekend of 17 & 18 of November.

Blackburn Festival of Light Lantern Making Workshop
Workshop
Blackburn Festival of Light Lantern Making Workshops

Come and join in a lantern making workshop with a professional lantern artist to create a beautiful paper and willow lantern for the Lantern Parade on Saturday 15th December 2018. These sessions at Blackburn Market, are open to all, suitable for age 5-95, and are free, though there is a suggested donation of £3. This is a messy gluey activity, so please wear suitable clothing.

Marine Hall Christmas Market 2019
Fete / Fair
Marine Hall Christmas Market 2019

Come along to this annual Christmas market where the best local independent traders will be selling handmade gifts and delicious food and drink. Entrance is FREE Stock up on presents for the family as well as tasty treats for the festive season.

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