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 [...]

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

Festive family fun at Blackburn’s Lights Switch On

The line-up for a new style, family lights switch on featuring a local hero has been released by Blackburn’s Business Improvement District (BID) and is set to kick off Blackburn’s Christmas celebrations. On the 26th November, Blackburn will welcome a host of special guests and entertainment which will mark the start of 4 BIG Saturdays [...]

2016-11-18T14:18:25+00:00 November 18th, 2016|News|0 Comments


Blackburn Big Christmas are giving readers the chance to win tickets to Comic Con at King Georges Hall on the 26th November. A host of sci-fi stars, costumed characters and film and television props will fill King George’s Hall as part of the Blackburn’s first Comic Con. Amongst the stars appearing at the ticketed event are David [...]

2016-11-22T20:28:03+00:00 November 15th, 2016|News|0 Comments

Local Star’s Pride for Blackburn’s Lights Switch On

A local YouTube sensation who took the internet by storm capturing the heart of millions with a carpool karaoke video has been given the honour of switching on his hometown’s Christmas Lights. Eighty-year-old dementia sufferer Ted McDermott  – known as the Songaminute Man – will be flicking the switch in Blackburn during the festive gathering [...]

2016-11-07T12:05:53+00:00 November 7th, 2016|News|0 Comments

Coronation Street star joins line up for Blackburn’s Christmas Lights Switch On

Coronation Street star Jack P Shepherd has been announced as the latest celebrity to join the line-up for Blackburn’s sci-fi themed Christmas Lights Switch On. The corrie star who plays David Platt in the long-running soap, will be joining Britain’s Got Talent dancing troupe ‘Boogie Storm’ on stage to light up the town on Saturday, [...]

2016-11-02T09:41:50+00:00 November 2nd, 2016|News|0 Comments

The Mall kicks off the season of giving

The Mall Blackburn has once again pledged its support to The Community and Business Partners’ Christmas Wishes Appeal. From now until Monday 12th December shoppers are being urged to donate chocolates, new toys, toiletries or any other gifts for vulnerable children, teens and families in Blackburn and the surrounding areas. Donations can be made at [...]

2016-11-02T09:37:38+00:00 November 2nd, 2016|News|0 Comments

Join the community parade

Organisations across Blackburn with Darwen are being invited to bring festive cheer to a community parade as part of Blackburn’s Big Christmas celebrations this year. Scout groups, bands, choirs schools, families, churches and other organisations are invited to take part in the Community Parade which will follow the traditional Lantern Parade on a route from [...]

2016-11-07T11:23:00+00:00 October 31st, 2016|News|0 Comments

Youth Zone’s Christmas Tabletop Sale Extravaganza is coming to town!

Blackburn Youth Zone is hosting its first Christmas Table Top Sale Extravaganza on Sunday 27th November 2016 from 9am till 1pm. The family friendly event is open to the community and promises to to be a great day out. The festive sale will include second hand clothes, books, toys, bric-a-brac & much more for sale. Guests can also [...]

2016-10-23T12:53:52+00:00 October 18th, 2016|News|0 Comments

Reach for the Stars at Comic Con Blackburn

A host of sci-fi stars, costumed characters and film and television props will fill King George’s Hall as part of the Blackburn’s first comic convention which takes place on Saturday 26th November. Blackburn's first ever Comic Con The inaugural comic convention has been organised by the team behind the Preston Comic Con and the successful [...]

2016-10-17T14:17:41+00:00 October 11th, 2016|News|0 Comments

Blackburn’s BIG Christmas Street Fair

PLANS for a large-scale Christmas Street Fair have been unveiled by Blackburn’s Business Improvement District (BID) as part of the Blackburn BIG Christmas campaign. For one day only, the town centre will be transformed into a BIG Christmas Street Fair featuring street foods stalls, fairground rides and free walkabout entertainment. Four large marquees filled with food, [...]

2016-10-08T17:39:41+00:00 October 4th, 2016|News|0 Comments

Dancing Storm Troopers to lead a Sci-Fi themed Switch On

Simon Cowell’s golden buzzer finalists in the ITV Britain’s Got Talent show, Boogie Storm have been announced as star guests taking part in a special sci-fi themed Christmas light switch on and dance show in Blackburn. Blackburn Christmas Lights' Switch On 2016 Boogie Storm who came second in the TV talent show this year will [...]

2016-10-17T13:53:29+00:00 October 3rd, 2016|News|0 Comments

Blackburn’s Christmas lights switch on date announced

The countdown to Christmas has begun in Blackburn as business leaders reveal the date for the town’s annual lights switch-on. Blackburn will shimmer and sparkle when the Christmas lights are illuminated on Saturday, 26thNovember 2016 during a sci-fi, dance themed spectacular.

2016-10-08T17:31:10+00:00 September 23rd, 2016|News|0 Comments