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Shop Darwen Reindeer Trail: Help Santa find his lost reindeer this Christmas!

4th – 24th December 2021 Santa has lost his reindeer during Storm Arwen! But don’t worry, as the children of Darwen can help them all be reunited. It’s an important job – Santa needs his reindeer to be able to deliver children on the “nice list” their presents, as they power his special sled. Nine…

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Darwen Christmas Lights Switch On 2021

Thousands of Darreners flocked to Darwen Market Square, to see the Darwen Christmas Lights Switch On event and Crafty Vintage Christmas Markets on Saturday 20th November.  Crowds were wowed with local talent from Lancashire Dance Academy and Darwen School of Music, before Just Imagine Theatre Company lit up the stage with The Greatest Show, including…

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Christmas Lights Switch On & Christmas Markets FAQs

Here are answers to some frequently asked questions about this weekend’s lights switch on and Christmas markets event… What time will the Christmas lights be switched on? The Christmas lights will be switched on at 6pm on Saturday. We’ve seen quite a few people say it will be 7pm, but this is incorrect. Stage entertainment…

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Boyz On Block are headlining a weekend of festive cheer in Darwen!

Boyband supergroup, Boyz On Block, will be dazzling Darwen with their combined talents at the 2021 lights switch on! Blackburn with Darwen Council, Darwen Town Centre and Darwen Town Council are thrilled to be bringing you a weekend of festive cheer and family fun, for Darwen’s Christmas lights switch on. A weekend of festive fun…

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Double wedding celebrations for Darwen Market this weekend!

Two of Darwen Market’s popular stall holders are tying the knot this weekend…and not to each other! Verity from Rushton’s and Jackie from Deli Carlo are marrying their respective partners Dean and Steve on Saturday 9th October. Both couples are keeping their celebrations local. Jackie and Steve are getting married at Whitehall Hotel & Distillery.…

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C.P. Company is celebrating fifty years of sportswear right here in Darwen!

C.P. Company’s CINQUANTA exhibition is taking place at Darwen Market! As part of the British Textile Biennial, iconic Italian sportswear brand, C.P. Company, is exhibiting designs from their fascinating history in Darwen Market’s repurposed basement car park. Exclusive designs from the collaboration between C.P. Company and adidas Spezial will also be revealed. This is especially…

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