Colne’s Christmas light switch on is set to return next month and there are two special guests who will be headlining the event.

Colne’s Christmas Light Switch On returns on Saturday, November 25, to kick start the festivities in the area and there is a wide variety of free family friendly entertainment for all to enjoy.

And the exciting event will be headlined by Britain's Got Talent finalist, Steve Royle, and Coronation Street favourite Andy Whyment. 

The event will consist of a line up of festive fun including a giant snow globe, a rodeo reindeer, a free snowboard simulator, face painting, donkey rides, Punch and Judy shows and comedy magic shows.

There will also be free balloon modelling, Christmas crafts, letter writing to Santa, a meet and greet with Buddy the Elf and a character meet and greet with Elf on the Shelf.

As well as a range of festive fun, there will also be performances by the Oakenhoof Clog Dancers, performances from Burnley Silver Alliance Band, a visit from the Christmas Nutcrackers, children's rides plus so much more.

There will also be an array of entertainment, live on stage from 12pm including Taz Entertainments, live music with Sophie Stott and Tom Scothern, performances from Just Imagine UK, Stage Door Youth Theatre and a sneak preview of Jack and 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 Royle and Whyment followed by a firework finale.

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 slightly in comparison to previous years with an all-new Christmas village located inside The Fun House (formerly Earnies) which will feature 50+ stalls, live entertainment and a free Santa's Grotto.

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