Visitors can enjoy a full day of festive fun in Chorley town centre on Sunday November 19 with the Christmas Lights Switch On and Totally Locally Chorley Christmas Market.

Challenge Cup winning and Leigh Leopards rugby league star, Josh Charnley, will be doing the honours of turning the Christmas lights on at 5pm. 

Here’s the festive line-up:

  • From 10am, the Totally Locally Chorley Christmas Market will be in the town centre with over 50 traders plus Buddy the Chorley elf, entertainment, free activity stations and face painting. 

  • From 1pm onwards, hosted by Central Radio breakfast host Danny Matthews, there’s a fantastic line-up of performances on the Market Street stage, including Sambafriq, Just Giorge, Robbie Williams Tribute - Dean Betton (as seen on Britain's Got Talent), Inspire Youth Zone, Danny Bretherton and Will Edgar (who have performed on The Voice Kids).

  • Between 2.30pm and 3.30pm Josh Charnley, with the Challenge Cup, will also be doing a meet and greet in the covered market. Come and meet super leagues third highest try scorer!

  • 5pm – Christmas Lights Switch On with Josh Charnley

Plus, Chorley’s covered market will also be open from 10am – 4pm, ideal for Christmas shopping.

Parking on most town centre car parks is free on Sundays (with the exception of the Flat Iron car park).

Market Street will be closed from 6:00am - 10:00pm on Sunday November 19 at the Junction from High Street down to the junction with St George's Street, with people being asked not to park in this area overnight on Saturday November 18.