Diana Vickers, Same Difference and Dora The Explorer are among the big-name acts appearing in East Lancashire to switch-on the Christmas lights.

Thousands of people will gather to see their towns' Christmas displays lit up.

See below for a list of articles from the switch-on celebrations in East Lancs, along with details of some of other switch-ons that are coming up, there are also big events further afield.

Click here to see Darwen's switch-on report

Click here to see Blackburn's switch-on report and video

Click here to see Burnley's switch-on report and video

November 25


Who: St Saviours Primary School chior and the Mayor
Where: Bacup Memorial Garden
When: From 3.45pm.


Who: With the Mayor

Where: Market Street
When From 6pm.

November 27


Who: Haslingden High School and Haslingden County Primary chior
Where: Market
When: With school singing carols. From 3.45pm.


Who: With the mayoress
Where: Town centre
When With 'Nelson On Ice' rink, live music and free seasonal treats. From 6pm.

November 28


Who: The mayor
Where: Bank Street
When: Fun from 12 noon. Lights switch on at 4pm.

December 3


Who: With the Where: Community Hall
When From 6pm

December 6


Who: With a surprise guest
Where: Hapton village
When From 6pm

Further afield

November 21


Who: With James Sutton, aka Ryan from Emmerdale
Where: Millgate
When: From 11am

November 25


Who: Bolton Wanderers' manager Owen Coyle and striker Kevin Davies, plus Olympic mascots Wenlock and Mandeville and107.4 Tower FM
Where: Victoria Square
When: From 5pm