Blackburn's Big Christmas

24th Nov - 25th Dec


Blackburn's Santa Workshop (Grotto experience)

Date: Now open until Monday 24th December 2018

Time: Opening times vary please visit the booking site below for more information

Location: The Mall, Victoria Court next to Pandora

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Late Night Shopping

Location: The Mall Blackburn

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Blackburn's Christmas Market

Date: Open daily until Sunday 23rd December

Time:  10:30am - 6:00pm Sunday to Wednesday
           10:30am - 9:00pm Thursday to Saturday

Location: Cathedral Square

With a Bavarian Village feel and authentic German chalets nestled comfortably within the award-winning Cathedral Quarter.

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Gift wrapping

Date: Daily from Monday 10th December to Monday 24th December 2018

Time: Visit the link below for more details.

Location: The Mall, Victoria Court The Ask Me Point

Various charities will be working with The Mall team offering their services to raise much needed donations including; Theo's Warriors, North West Air Ambulance Service, Age UK, Kieran's Angels and Specsavers Derian House.

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Blackburn's Festival of Light

Date: Saturday 15th December 2018

Time: 4:30pm

Location: Ainsworth Street

Light up your festive season by being part of the Festival of Light. Make your lanterns in advance and meet at 4:30pm on Ainsworth Street. The parade will begin at 5:00pm ending on King William Street around 6pm. Here you can expect to be dazzled by the festival activity; think samba bands, dancing, and fire performers culminating in a spectacular firework display.

Blackburn Festival of Light needs volunteers – come and join the team, have fun and make a positive difference to your town. Lots of different opportunities available from working with artists, to stewarding, providing help with social media to film and photography.

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