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What’s on: events in Blackburn with Darwen

Published Thursday 5 December 2019 at 16:18

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 25th July 2020: V&A; William Morris Wallpaper, Blackburn Museum & Art Gallery, Wednesday – Saturday 12noon -4:45pm
  • Until 11th Jan: Blackburn Artists Society Open Exhibition, Blackburn Museum & Art Gallery (Sat 7th Dec 2pm -4:45pm, Wednesday –Saturday 12noon -4:45pm)
  • Until 24th Dec: Santa’s Fantastical Post Office, The Mall, Blackburn. For opening times and bookings visit www.themall.co.uk/blackburn/
  • Until 31st Dec: Pantomime; Cinderella, King George’s Hall, for times see www.kinggeorgeshall.com
  • Until 19th Dec: Twilight Markets, Blackburn Market, Thursdays 4pm -8pm
  • Until 21st Dec: Christmas Music & Magic, King William Street, Saturdays 11am -2pm
  • Until 22nd Dec: Blackburn Market Christmas Shopping, Sundays 10:30am -4:30pm
  • 9th Dec: Broadfield School Choir, Blackburn Market 11am -11:30am
  • 9th Dec: Learn Stilt Walking, The Bureau Centre for the Arts, Penny Street 4:30pm -6pm
  • 9th Dec: Street Band Workshop, The Bureau Centre for the Arts, Penny Street 5:30pm -7:30pm
  • 9th Dec: Led Poi Dance Workshops, The Bureau Centre for the Arts, Penny Street 6pm -7:30pm
  • 9th Dec: Light Up a Life; East Lancashire Hospice Carol Service, Blackburn Cathedral 7:30pm
  • 10th Dec: Broadfield School Choir, Blackburn Market 11am -11:30am
  • 10th Dec: The Oddfellows Christmas Lunch, The Salvation Army, Vicar Street 12noon
  • 10th Dec: Fire Dance Workshop, The Bureau Centre for the Arts, Penny Street 7pm
  • 11th Dec: Artburn, The Making Rooms, Exchange Street 4:30pm -6:30pm
  • 12th Dec: Friends of Blackburn Museum Monthly Talk; The History & Design of Theatre Programmes by Ken Ford, Blackburn Museum & Art Gallery 2pm
  • 12th Dec: Late Night Shopping, The Mall, Blackburn, open until 8pm
  • 13th Dec: Christmas Unwrapped, Blackburn Cathedral 7pm
  • 14th Dec: Children’s Puppet Show & Workshop, Blackburn Central Library 11am
  • 14th Dec: Blackburn Music Society Christmas Songs, Blackburn Market 11am -11:30am
  • 14th Dec: Let’s Make at Blackburn Market; Magical Story Jars present Super Elf, Blackburn Market 12noon -3pm
  • 14th Dec: ‘Get Crafty’ Free Arts & Crafts Sessions, Blackburn Museum & Art Gallery 12noon -4pm
  • 14th Dec: Blackburn Festival of Light Lantern Parade, King William Street 4:30pm
  • 14th Dec: Blackburn Cathedral’s Annual Christmas Spectacular, Blackburn Cathedral 7pm
  • 14th Dec: Big Country, King George’s Hall 7pm
  • 15th Dec: Blackburn Market Christmas Shopping 10:30am -4:30pm
  • 15th Dec: Bernese Christmas Concert, Blackburn Cathedral 7pm

Darwen Town Centre

  • Until 24th Dec: Santa’s Grotto at Darwen Market, Saturdays and Christmas Eve, for opening times see www.darwentowncentre.co.uk
  • Until 21st Dec: Darwen Market Gallery, for opening times see www.darwentowncentre.co.uk
  • 9th Dec -24th Dec: Pantomime; Pinocchio, Darwen Library Theatre, Knott Street, for times see www.darwenlibrarytheatre.com
  • 9th Dec: Carol Service, St Peter’s Church, Darwen 2pm
  • 14th Dec: A Christmas Celebration Concert with Walk This Way Choir & Darwen Brass Band, Darwen Aldridge Community Academy, Sudell Road 7pm
  • 14th Dec: Let’s Make at Darwen Market; A Christmas Carol Interactive Theatre, Darwen Market 12noon -3pm
  • 14th Dec: Let’s Make at Darwen Market; Christmas Wreaths 12noon -3pm
  • 14th Dec: Blackburn People’s Choir, Darwen Market 2pm & 3pm

Other events around the borough

  • Until 31st Dec: Pantomime: Aladdin, Blackburn Empire Theatre, for times and booking see blackburnempire.com/
  • 10th Dec: Carol Service, St Silas Church, Preston New Road, Blackburn 2pm
  • 10th Dec: Blackburn Round Table’s Father Christmas & His Sleigh, Pleckgate 6:30pm, for more information see www.blackburn.roundtable.co.uk
  • 10th Dec: A Victorian Christmas at Turton Tower, Chapeltown Road, Turton 6:30pm
  • 11th Dec: Blackburn Round Table’s Father Christmas & His Sleigh, Brownhill 6:30pm, for more information see www.blackburn.roundtable.co.uk
  • 12th Dec: Blackburn Round Table’s Father Christmas & His Sleigh, Oakdale 6:30pm, for more information see www.blackburn.roundtable.co.uk
  • 13th Dec: Photographic Competition Exhibition 2019, Corporation Park 7:30pm
  • 13th Dec: Christmas Frolics; A Wessex Country Christmas, The Barlow, Bolton Road, Edgworth 8pm
  • 14th Dec -15th Dec: A Victorian Christmas Open Weekend, Turton Tower, Chapeltown Road, Turton 10am -4pm
  • 14th Dec: Blackburn Round Table’s Father Christmas & His Sleigh, Lammack 3:30pm, for more information see www.blackburn.roundtable.co.uk
  • 14th Dec: Blackburn Round Table’s Father Christmas & His Sleigh, Greenhills 6:30pm, for more information see www.blackburn.roundtable.co.uk
  • 14th Dec: Carols in Whitehall Park Rose Garden, Whitehall Park, Darwen 4pm
  • 15th Dec: Blackburn Round Table’s Father Christmas & His Sleigh, Fernhurst 3:30pm, for more information see www.blackburn.roundtable.co.uk
  • 15th Dec: Blackburn Hawks vs Sutton Sting, Blackburn Ice Arena, Lower Audley Street 5:30pm

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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