Celebrating Christmas in Lancashire

That time of the year is slowly approaching, parents are starting to take notes for gift ideas, couples are starting to drop little hints as to what they want, and offices are starting to consider Christmas party venues. This period encourages us to spend time with the people we love and to the things we love which is why we wrote this post. In Lancashire, there is always an abundance of things to do around this time. Treat your friends and family this Christmas with a trip to Lancashire this winter and take part in any of the numerous events taking place throughout the city.

Christmas Lights switch-on

Christmas is not officially started until we turn on the Christmas lights, and in Lancashire there are a variety of places that you can take the kids or friends to watch it. There are switch-on events going on around the county, from Chorley to Blackburn to Nelson and Lancaster. The season promises to bring with it show stopping fire and light displays that’ll leave you longing for more, it’ll also bring various special guests and celebrity and a lot of food and drinks. If you are planning on attending any of these events in your local area you should be sure to plan and wear warm and comfortable clothing for comfort.

Meeting Santa

Just like the Christmas lights, there is going to be an abundance of places where you can take the kids to see Santa. There is nothing more exciting for parents than seeing the look on their kids face when they see Santa for the first time at Christmas. You can soak up the atmosphere as you pass through the exciting lights and the entertaining elves as you make your way to see the man himself. You can get your picture taken with Santa and if you have been good you might even get yourself a present. Keep an eye out in local shopping malls as you never know where he might turn up!

Shows and Pantomimes

In Lancashire, there’s an amazing variety of Christmas related shows and pantomimes going on in most cities targeted at adults and kids alike. If you are a fan of the pantomime then you might be interested in Beauty and the Beat in King George’s hall in Blackburn. The new season will take on the classic tale and true to form will be filled with lots of dancing, singing, goodies and lots more. If you are a fan of the classics there’ll also be viewings of two enchanting films in the stunning Blackpool Tower Ballroom in Blackpool followed by an entertaining orchestra and other surprises still yet to be announced.

Concerts, Carols and Parties

Christmas is not Christmas without the parties and carolling and this year is no exception. Blackburn music society is going to be performing their annual performance of Handel’s Messiah at the Blackburn Cathedral. Preston is also going to be hosting OBE opera singer Lesley Grantt, she’ll be staring in ‘Magic of the Opera’, which also features the English National Opera and singers from the Royal Opera House. This event is expected to be one to remember and will be held at the Preston Guild Hall. If you are mostly looking forward to the Christmas parties then you are in luck because The Blackpool Tower is going to be hosting multiple parties through the season in their magnificent Ballroom. These shared parties are the perfect way to enjoy a Christmas party in the stunning Blackpool Tower Ballroom or a smaller company or group.

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