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Christmas lights switch-on events across Lancashire

PUBLISHED: 09:00 06 November 2018 | UPDATED: 09:07 06 November 2018

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, LythamChristmas lights on Clifton Square, Lytham

17th November

Lytham Lights Switch On

Britains Got Talent semi finalists Bring it North will headline Lytham Christmas Lights Switch On this year along with a full programme of music.

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17th 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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17th November

Chorley 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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17th November

Darwen Christmas Lights Switch On

The Light Switch On will again take place in the Market Place, details TBC

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24th November

Blackburn Christmas Lights Switch On

This free event hosted by Rock FM, kicks of the winter festivities in style with live music and activity culminating in the illumination of the trees and lights across the Town.

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24th November

Preston Christmas Concert and Lights Switch On

The annual Christmas event returns to the Flag Market with a range of musical acts as well as Children’s TV favourite: Andy Day and the switch-on by Corrie actor Jack P Shepherd who plays David Platt.

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24th 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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25th November

Ormskirk Christmas Lights Switch On

The Christmas lights are switched on in Ormskirk town centre alongside a Christmas Gingerbread Market.

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25th November

Lancaster Christmas Lights Switch-On

X Factor winner Ben Haenow and Children’s TV favourite: Andy Day are just two of the attractions of the popular annual event.

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