What's on: Christmas lights switch-ons

The Bolton News: BLACKBURN: Diana Vickers switched on the town's lights BLACKBURN: Diana Vickers switched on the town's lights

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

Bacup

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

Chorley

Who: With the Mayor

Where: Market Street
When From 6pm.

November 27

Haslingden

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

Nelson

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

November 28

Rawtenstall

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

December 3

Tockholes

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

December 6

Hapton

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

Further afield

November 21

Bury

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

November 25

Bolton

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

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9:24pm Sun 7 Nov 10

Stu036 says...

Is it just me or is Christmas moving further away from December 25th? and just an idea to save money, why not leave the lights up all year round, and have shops playing festive songs in July. Bah Humbug
Is it just me or is Christmas moving further away from December 25th? and just an idea to save money, why not leave the lights up all year round, and have shops playing festive songs in July. Bah Humbug Stu036
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10:50am Mon 8 Nov 10

jessjade says...

i love how other towns have some sort of star to turn on there lights what do we get in burnley dora the bloody explorer
i love how other towns have some sort of star to turn on there lights what do we get in burnley dora the bloody explorer jessjade
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12:55pm Sat 13 Nov 10

Tazz360 says...

How much is Blackburn with Darwen paying Vickers to switch the lights on?
Or is she doing it for free?
How much is Blackburn with Darwen paying Vickers to switch the lights on? Or is she doing it for free? Tazz360
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2:06pm Sat 13 Nov 10

katymc226 says...

jessjade wrote:
i love how other towns have some sort of star to turn on there lights what do we get in burnley dora the bloody explorer
I applaud Burnley Council on their decision not to waste a fortune on X factor wannabies, I don't want my Council tax paying for someone's inflated ego.

Also the event is aimed at families with young children, if you want something for more adult tastes go to Blackburn.
[quote][p][bold]jessjade[/bold] wrote: i love how other towns have some sort of star to turn on there lights what do we get in burnley dora the bloody explorer[/p][/quote]I applaud Burnley Council on their decision not to waste a fortune on X factor wannabies, I don't want my Council tax paying for someone's inflated ego. Also the event is aimed at families with young children, if you want something for more adult tastes go to Blackburn. katymc226
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6:21pm Sat 13 Nov 10

Cazza70 says...

Yipee Xmas will soon be here, it's greqat, going to see the Vickers switch on
Yipee Xmas will soon be here, it's greqat, going to see the Vickers switch on Cazza70
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6:26pm Sat 13 Nov 10

pinkfairyone says...

Who's Dora ??
Who's Dora ?? pinkfairyone
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8:32pm Sat 13 Nov 10

pinkfairyone says...

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http://comicon.com/p ulse/index.php/2010/ 05/23/dora-the-explo rer-fights-arizonas- new-anti-imiigrant-l aw/ pinkfairyone
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10:21am Sun 14 Nov 10

superheavy says...

whats diane doing in blackburn she is a ACCRINGTON girl
whats diane doing in blackburn she is a ACCRINGTON girl superheavy
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10:27am Sun 14 Nov 10

St.R says...

Nelson has no-one to turn on their lights, I wonder if they will turn themselves on?
Although at least they're not wasting money on talentless idiots.
Nelson has no-one to turn on their lights, I wonder if they will turn themselves on? Although at least they're not wasting money on talentless idiots. St.R
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10:46am Sun 14 Nov 10

pinkfairyone says...

St.R wrote:
Nelson has no-one to turn on their lights, I wonder if they will turn themselves on? Although at least they're not wasting money on talentless idiots.
Never mind you can look forward to The Ampitheatre ;)
[quote][p][bold]St.R[/bold] wrote: Nelson has no-one to turn on their lights, I wonder if they will turn themselves on? Although at least they're not wasting money on talentless idiots.[/p][/quote]Never mind you can look forward to The Ampitheatre ;) pinkfairyone
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1:19pm Sun 14 Nov 10

Stone Island says...

St.R wrote:
Nelson has no-one to turn on their lights, I wonder if they will turn themselves on? Although at least they're not wasting money on talentless idiots.
"Talentless idiots"? No, Brian Laws is doing it.
[quote][p][bold]St.R[/bold] wrote: Nelson has no-one to turn on their lights, I wonder if they will turn themselves on? Although at least they're not wasting money on talentless idiots.[/p][/quote]"Talentless idiots"? No, Brian Laws is doing it. Stone Island
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7:55pm Sun 14 Nov 10

halfhearted says...

Blackburn with Darwen are making a big thing of the Christmas light. Dianne Vickers in Blackburn along with supporting act. Same Difference plus supporting acts in Darwen. I'll bet their combined fees will be more than the pathetic display is worth.
All the council employees lined up for the push will be chuffed to bits.
Why not ask one of the soldiers from our local regiment to do the honours,he or she would be more deserving and the council could then donate a few hundred pound to a forces charity.
Blackburn with Darwen are making a big thing of the Christmas light. Dianne Vickers in Blackburn along with supporting act. Same Difference plus supporting acts in Darwen. I'll bet their combined fees will be more than the pathetic display is worth. All the council employees lined up for the push will be chuffed to bits. Why not ask one of the soldiers from our local regiment to do the honours,he or she would be more deserving and the council could then donate a few hundred pound to a forces charity. halfhearted
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1:34pm Wed 17 Nov 10

wing commander bomber harris says...

pink fairy, have you seen the robot chicken episode where Dora gets arrested by the US border patrol?
pink fairy, have you seen the robot chicken episode where Dora gets arrested by the US border patrol? wing commander bomber harris
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3:27pm Wed 17 Nov 10

ROBERTSLUMDWELLER says...

at least NELSON has an imitation xmas tree,that looks very authentic!!! and nobody would spot the difference,,,well thats what the cretins on pendle council want us to think,everybody who reads this please try and take a photo and send it too a national newspaper,we have 6 lights,a plastic tree,and a 2.3 million pound bloody road to nowhere what the hell is going on in this shithole town, NELSON,,,
at least NELSON has an imitation xmas tree,that looks very authentic!!! and nobody would spot the difference,,,well thats what the cretins on pendle council want us to think,everybody who reads this please try and take a photo and send it too a national newspaper,we have 6 lights,a plastic tree,and a 2.3 million pound bloody road to nowhere what the hell is going on in this shithole town, NELSON,,, ROBERTSLUMDWELLER
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10:37pm Wed 17 Nov 10

only whites cum says...

superheavy wrote:
whats diane doing in blackburn she is a ACCRINGTON girl
Exactly should have got the doctor
[quote][p][bold]superheavy[/bold] wrote: whats diane doing in blackburn she is a ACCRINGTON girl[/p][/quote]Exactly should have got the doctor only whites cum
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12:13am Thu 18 Nov 10

pinkfairyone says...

wing commander bomber harris wrote:
pink fairy, have you seen the robot chicken episode where Dora gets arrested by the US border patrol?
LOL yeah ;)
[quote][p][bold]wing commander bomber harris[/bold] wrote: pink fairy, have you seen the robot chicken episode where Dora gets arrested by the US border patrol?[/p][/quote]LOL yeah ;) pinkfairyone
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11:06pm Sun 21 Nov 10

CliveE says...

Diana Vickers was born in Blackburn and grew up in Hapton.She is not from Accrington.
Diana Vickers was born in Blackburn and grew up in Hapton.She is not from Accrington. CliveE
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