What’s on in Blackburn with Darwen – 5th December to 18th December 2016

Published December 2, 2016 at 11:15

Here’s our list of events in & around Blackburn & Darwen from Monday, 5th December to Sunday, 18th December 2016.

Please note that you may need to purchase tickets for some of the events below. To avoid disappointment, please contact the venues to make sure that there are still tickets/places available if you are planning to attend any of the events below. For more information see our web site www.visitblackburn.co.uk or contact Blackburn Visitor Centre tel: 01254 688040/ email: visit@blackburn.gov.uk.

Blackburn Town Centre

  • Until 15th April 2017: Soul is Form: Books Printed in England from the Hart Collection, Blackburn Museum & Art Gallery, Wednesday – Saturday 12 – 4.45pm
  • Until 4th Feb: Blackburn Artists Society Autumn Open Exhibition, Blackburn Museum & Art Gallery, Wednesday – Saturday 12 – 4.45pm
  • Until 17th Dec: BIG Nutcracker Prize Trail around Blackburn Town Centre.
  • Until 24th Dec: Father Christmas’ Grotto open in The Mall Blackburn
  •  10th Dec: Big Christmas Street Fair, craft, gift & food stalls in marquees situated around Blackburn town centre, 10am -6pm
  • 10th Dec: Art & Craft Market, The Bureau, Victoria St., 10am – 6pm
  • 10th Dec: Get Crafty, Art & Craft Sessions, Blackburn Museum & Art Gallery 12-4pm
  • 10th Dec: Creature Encounters, Street theatre in Blackburn Market. 30 min performances throughout the day 10.30am -3.30pm
  • 10th Dec: Christmas Spectacular Gala Concert – The Messiah, with Blackburn Music Society & Lancashire Chamber Orchestra, Blackburn Cathedral 7pm
  • 11th Dec: Blackburn Market Sunday Open 10.30am -4.30pm
  • 11th Dec: Winter Festival of Fun, including a Giant Snow Globe & a Rodeo Reindeer, outside Blackburn Market 11am-3pm
  • 11th Dec: Santa Splash Blackburn 2016, Eanam Wharf 10.30am
  • 11th Dec:  Lantern Making Workshop , The Bureau, Victoria St. 10am -4pm
  • 11th Dec: Christmas In The Park, Santa, Carols, Stalls & Fairground, Corporation Park 12 -3pm
  • 11th Dec: 5K Santa Dash 10am, The Broadwalk, Corporation Park from 10am
  • 12th Dec: East Lancashire Hospice “Light Up A Life” Carol Concert, Blackburn Cathedral 7.30pm
  • 13th Dec: Blackburn Film Club “Where The Wild Things Are” (PG), The Bureau, Victoria Street 7pm
  • 13th Dec: Meet & Greet Children’s Author Christina Gabitas, Liz n; Lil’s, Northgate. Storytelling 10.30am -11.30am, Book Signing 11.30am -2pm
  • 14th Dec: Townswomen’s Guild Carol Service, Blackburn Cathedral 1.30pm
  • 15th Dec: Late Night Shopping, The Mall Blackburn until 8pm
  • 16th Dec: Carols By Candlelight, Churches Conservation Trust Carol Concert with Blackburn Peoples Choir & Vocalise,  Holy Trinity Church 7.30pm
  • 17th Dec: Big Blackburn Lantern Parade, Fireworks & Carol Concert, Parade starts in Ainsworth Street at 4.30pm, Fireworks over Blackburn Cathedral at 5.45pm, followed by community carols in The Cathedral 6pm
  • 17th Dec: Get Crafty, Art & Craft Sessions, Blackburn Museum & Art Gallery 12-4pm
  • 18th Dec: Blackburn Market Open 10.30am -4.30pm
  • 18th Dec: Titan The Robot returns to Blackburn Market, various times 12 -4pm

Darwen Town Centre

  • Until 5th Feb: Darwen Art Group Exhibition, Sunnyhurst Woods Visitor Centre Thurs –Sunday 12 – 3.30pm
  • 10th to 24th Dec: Aladdin, Pantomime, Darwen Library Theatre, Various Times
  • 10th Dec: Friends of Sunnyhurst Woods Volunteer Day, Sunnyhurst Visitor Centre 9.30am
  • 11th Dec: Santa & Carols in The Woods, Olde England Kiosk, Sunnyhurst Woods, Visit Santa 11am – 4pm, Carols by the Bandstand 1.15pm
  • 15th Dec: National Theatre Live –Harold Pinter’s “No Man’s Land” (Cert 12) Darwen Library Theatre 7pm
  • 16th Dec: A Christmas Cracker Evening with Darwen Ladies Choir & Blackpool Brass Band, St. Peter’s Church, Darwen 7.30pm
  • 17th Dec until 7th January: Pine Cone Trail, (suitable for 5-12 years) Darwen Library
  • 17th Dec: Blackburn Peoples Choir singing in Darwen Market.
  • 18th Dec: Festive Card Making, (suitable for 5 -12 years), Darwen Library 10am -3.45pm

Other events around the borough

  • Until 7th January: Pantomime “Sinbad”, Thwaites Empire Theatre (various times)
  • 10th Dec: Blackburn Rovers FC Stadium Tour, Ewood Park 12.30pm (01254 508110 to book)
  • 10th Dec: An Evening of Carols, Turton Tower (01254 884553 to book)
  • 13th Dec: Blackburn Rovers v Brighton, Ewood Park 7.45pm
  • 14th Dec: Skyride, Towpath Trails, 12mile cycle ride, Meet Witton Park Cycle Centre 10am
  • 16th Dec: Folk at The Barlow present Blast From The Past, The Barlow, Edgworth 8pm
  • 17th Dec: Blackburn Rovers v Reading, Ewood Park 3pm
  • 17th Dec: Blackburn Hawks v Deeside Dragons, Blackburn Ice Arena, 5.45pm

We try our best to keep up to date with what’s going on around the borough but if you know of any other events please let us know so that we can add them to our listings. If you know of anyone else who would like to receive our weekly updates please email us their details: visit@blackburn.gov.uk

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