Colne’s Christmas Light Switch On returns on Saturday 25th November to kick start the festivities in Colne, we have a fantastic day planned with a wide variety of FREE family friendly entertainment, with something for everyone to enjoy!

The event will consist of a brilliant line up of festive fun including a FREE Giant Snow Globe, FREE Rodeo Reindeer, FREE Snowboard Simulator, FREE Face Painting, FREE Donkey Rides, FREE Punch & Judy Shows, FREE Comedy Magic Shows, FREE Balloon Modelling, FREE Christmas Crafts, FREE Letter Writing to Santa, FREE Meet & Greet with Buddy the Elf, FREE Character Meet & Greet with Elf on the Shelf, FREE performances from Oakenhoof Clog Dancers, FREE performances from Burnley Silver Alliance Band, FREE Visit from the Christmas Nutcrackers, children’s rides plus so much more!

We also have a super array of entertainment, live on stage from 12pm including Taz Entertainments, live music with Sophie Stott & Tom Scothern, performances from Just Imagine UK, Stage Door Youth Theatre and a sneak preview of Jack & The Beanstalk Panto! The event will also see the return of the magical torch lit procession before the ultimate finale live on stage where we will be joined by two very special guests, Andy Whyment & Steve Royle, followed by our fantastic firework finale!

Andy Whyment, best known for his role as the loveable character Kirk from Coronation Street has also starred in Heartbeat, Where the Heart Is, Dancing on Ice and BBC sitcom the Royle Family. Andy is also an ‘I’m a Celebrity Get Me Out of Here!’ regular having taken part in both the nineteenth series in 2019 where he came second and also ‘I’m a Celebrity… South Africa’ earlier this year. Having captured the hearts of the nation with his sense of humour and down to earth personality, Andy remains one of TV’S best loved soap stars and we can’t wait to welcome him!

In addition, we are also looking forward to welcoming the fabulous Comedian Steve Royle, finalist on Britain’s Got Talent. In addition to his comedic skills, Steve is also a man of many other talents; with skills in acting, writing, juggling and not forgetting being an award-winning BBC Radio Lancashire presenter. Entertainment really does come naturally to Steve and we’re sure he’ll entertain the crowds with what he calls his first love; Stand-Up comedy, at our Christmas in Colne event!

Nathan Cutler, Colne Town Council’s Events Officer, said, “Christmas in Colne is a much loved event for the people of Colne, the event brings the community together to start the festivities in Colne, we have a variety of free entertainment with something for everyone meaning people can have a free family day out in Colne without having to worry about the costs involved. We hope as many people as possible can join us for what will be a fantastic day!”

The event has also changed slighty in comparison to previous years with our all new Christmas Village located inside The Fun House (formerly Earnies) which will feature 50+ stalls, live entertainment and our FREE Santa’s Grotto!

Come and enjoy the fun and bring in the festive season here in Colne!

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