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Christmas lights switch-on events across Lancashire

PUBLISHED: 09:00 13 November 2017 | UPDATED: 10:09 14 November 2017

Fishergate, Preston Christmas Lights by Sonia Bashir

Fishergate, Preston Christmas Lights by Sonia Bashir

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Blackpool Illuminations may be over for another year, but there are dozens of events happening across the county to launch the festive season.

Christmas lights on Clifton Square, Lytham Christmas lights on Clifton Square, Lytham

18th November

Lytham Lights Switch On

Collabro will headline Lytham Christmas Lights Switch On this year along with a full programme of music.

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18th November

Barnoldswick Lights Switch On

The switch on takes place in the Town Square, but there are a few activities taking place around Barnoldswick, including lantern making in The Civic Hall, Santa’s Grotto at The Rainhall Centre and music from Barnoldswick Brass Band, Jamba Samba and the Silver Bell Band.

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18th November

Chorley’s Christmas Lights Switch On

The main stage will be hosted on Market Street with performances fromthe best acts from Chorley Live, the Sing It Big choir and a special celebrity guest.

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18th November

Darwen Christmas Lights Switch On

The Light Switch On will feature X Factor’s Ben Haenow plus a host of activities and acts - including Phats & Small and Mr Bloom.

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19th November

Burnley Christmas Lights Festival

A two day festival over the weekend of 18th-19th November. On Saturday there’s a Ice Sculpture Trail and Magical Light Parade. On Sunday it’s the Switch On Show with a Christmas Street Market, a whole range of performers and a spectacular fireworks show.

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24th November

Ormskirk Christmas Lights Switch On

A variety of magical Christmas entertainment as the Christmas lights are switched on in Ormskirk town centre

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25th November

Blackburn Christmas Lights Switch On

Blackburn Cathedral grounds will be turned into a spectacular fire garden installation accompanied by a show stopping fire and light display.

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25th November

Preston Christmas Concert and Lights Switch On

The annual Christmas event returns to the Flag Market with music from acts that include Union J and the switch-on by Eastenders’ actor Steve McFadden who plays Phil Mitchell.

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25th November

Nelson Christmas Lights Switch On

As well as switching on their Christmas lights, Nelson will also celebrate Lancashire Day a few days early. The Town Crier will be present along with a Punch & Judy Show, music and activities for the children.

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26th November

Lancaster Christmas Lights Switch-On

The annual Santa Dash takes place in Lancaster on the morning of the 26th, which means there is only person suitable for the job of turning on the city’s lights. Join Santa in the Market Square from 1pm-6pm

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Sonia Bashir uploaded the accompanying image for this feature last year, we would love to see your photos from your local Christmas lights switch-on event - head over to the reader photo gallery to upload yours.

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