Blackburn Lights Switch On at King William Street on Saturday 25 November

King William Street, Blackburn

Saturday 25 November 2023 / From 2.30pm

A show-stopping, foot-tapping musicals extravaganza is on the cards for this year’s Blackburn town centre Christmas lights switch on!

Blackburn BID, supported by Blackburn with Darwen Council, have announced the programme for the popular annual event, and it promises to be even more spectacular than ever before!

Set for Saturday, November 25th from 2.30pm, the ‘From Broadway to Blackburn: Christmas Lights Switch On Spectacular’ will feature a day of amazing dancing and singing performances on a huge stage on King William Street, bursting with music from hit musicals of the stage and screen.

Talented young people Aleeza Isa, 15, and Alisha Seedat, 14, from local charity One Voice Blackburn will be hosting the free, festive event, which will include performances from brilliant local music, dance and theatre groups Bernese Theatre School, Katrina’s Dance Academy, Lancashire Dance Academy, Made For Stage and Zoe Taylor Dance.

Stars of this year’s Panto at Blackburn BID Member King George’s Hall – Aladdin – will also be performing live on stage, as will the Blackburn Festival of Light Street Band.

Blackburn town centre and Dubai-based Pop Up Global will be delivering a fantastic all-singing, all-dancing festive finale show starting at just after 6pm.

An incredible fireworks display, sponsored by Rummage Rescuers CIC, will follow with the switching on of the town’s Christmas Lights.