Line up for BIG Christmas Lights Switch On

Hosted by breakfast presenters Steve and Janine from Rock FM the BIG Christmas Lights Switch On is set to kick off Blackburn’s Christmas celebrations on Saturday 26th November 2016.

The event will feature a Sci-Fi dance theme with dance troops, singers, a host of stars and, of course, the flicking of the switch to set off the fireworks and herald the beginning of Christmas in Blackburn when the town centre lights brighten up the town.

And don’t forget the biggesst celebrity of the year, Father Christmas will be there too!


The line-up of celebrity guests will include Blackburn’s own, eighty-year-old Ted McDermott, known as the Songaminute Man, Coronation Street’s Jack P Shepherd who plays David Platt and the Britain’s Got Talent golden buzzer finalists Boogie Storm.

The Sci-Fi theme will continue earlier in the day with costumed characters from the world of film, television and cartoons appearing at Blackburn

There will also be a range of showbiz surprises around town including the Batmobile, the Ghostbusters Ecto-1 and the famous Marshmallow Man towering over the bus station.

10am – 4pm Ainsworth Street

The Batmobile

Ecto 1 & Staypuft Marshmallow Man from Ghostbusters

3pm – 3.30pm  Blackburn Market

Boogie Storm Meet & Greet

3.45pm – 4.15pm The Mall

Boogie Storm Meet & Greet

4.15pm – 4.45pm The Mall

Jack Shepherd Meet & Greet


Switch On Stage Show with Rock FM – King William Street – Blackburn Town Hall

East Lancashire Dance Academy – Dance Act

DAPA – Dance Act

Birchall – Vocalists

Bernese School of Theatre, Dance and Drama

Chloe Rose – Vocalist

Boogie Storm (Approx 5.00pm)

Zoe Taylor School of Dance – Dance Act

Myth of Unity – Vocalists

Ted McDermott – The Song a Minute Man –  Vocalist

Boogie Storm

Actor, Jack P Shepherd (Coronation Street)

Switch On with the Mayor of Blackburn with Darwen & Santa (Approx 6.00pm)


On the same day, King George’s Hall will be hosting Blackburn’s first Comic Con with Sci-Fi stars such as David Prouse (Darth Vader) and Peter Davison (Doctor Who).

2016-11-23T11:56:10+00:00 November 22nd, 2016|News|0 Comments

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