Burnley is set to become a winter wonderland as plans to bring weeks of festivities to the town were revealed.

A funfair, Christmas trail, cabins, markets and activities will be held in the town in the lead up to Christmas, which is set to officially get underway next Saturday (November 20).

The full details of the festivities organised in a collaborative effort between Burnley BID, Burnley Council, Burnley Markets and Charter Walk are yet to be finalised, but there are plenty of activities already filling the agenda for people of all ages to enjoy.

Cllr Asif Raja said: “This Christmas promises to be a real cracker with loads going on.

"Burnley will be buzzing over the next few weeks and there’s so much on offer.

"I’d encourage everyone to come along and find out what a great place it is.”

Next Saturday’s launch of Burnley’s Christmas season will see a variety of festive acts to entertain shoppers including a children’s funfair, a Christmas trail and a Christmas-themed show hosted by Burnley Market.

The day will also see the arrival of Christmas cabins on St James’s Street which will be selling a range of treats and gifts every day until Christmas Eve.

Following the restrictions that were in place last year over the festive period, Burnley BID manager Andrew Dean can’t wait to help bring a range of Christmas events to the town in 2021.

Andrew said: “We’re excited to deliver activities, attractions and events that will create a warming festive feel in Burnley this winter.

“Last year people weren’t really able to celebrate Christmas in the way they normally do so it’s fantastic to be working with our town centre partners once again to spread some cheer throughout the town.

“Shopping and spending local will provide a massive boost to our businesses in the run up to Christmas so please visit the high street if you can over the coming weeks.”

Following November 20, Burnley town centre will host Christmassy activities each Saturday right up to the weekend before Christmas Day.

Visitors will be able to see well-known characters from the film world, listen to festive music and also enjoy a number of attractions and activities with a seasonal theme.

On top of this, Burnley will host a Christmas Artisan Market on Saturday, December 4.

This special Christmas themed event will be packed with incredible homemade and handmade items from a range of local businesses which are sure to provide inspiration for those all-important Christmas presents.

Charter Walk’s centre manager, Debbie Hernon said: “We are excited to bring enlivenment back to Burnley this Christmas with our extensive entertainment programme to get everyone into the Christmas spirit.”