Local talent to shine at Blackburn’s Christmas lights switch-on

Blackburn town centre is gearing up their Christmas lights switch-on event this year, with a show-stopping musicals extravaganza on the programme and a fireworks display sponsored by Rummage Rescuers.

The ‘From Broadway to Blackburn: Christmas Lights Switch On Spectacular’ will take place on Saturday, November 25th from 2.30pm on King William Street.

The event will feature an afternoon of dancing and singing performances from talented local music, dance and theatre groups, including Bernese Theatre School, Katrina’s Dance Academy, Lancashire Dance Academy, Made For Stage and Zoe Taylor Dance.

Stars of this year’s Panto at 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.

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

Catherine Price, Blackburn Town Centre BID manager, said: “I’m so excited to announce this year’s musicals themed event ‘From Blackburn to Broadway’. Our Christmas events always attract huge crowds with King William Street being packed with people and the whole town centre absolutely buzzing and I’m sure this year will be no different.

“The event will mark the start of the festive season in Blackburn town centre and will showcase not only our amazing talented young performers, but also our brilliant town centre businesses.

“Blackburn town centre is absolutely the place to be this festive season for incredible entertainment and everything you need to enjoy a wonderful Christmas.”

On the day Rummage Rescuers will be hosting their Christmas Giving festival at Blackburn Museum on between 4pm and 6pm – working collaboratively with Blackburn Youth Zone and other local groups and business to ensure every child has a gift this year.

Anyone interested in supporting this event can drop suitable Christmas gifts for ages 0-18 at any Rummage Rescuers site and Blackburn Youth Zone.

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