Lancashire Day & Christmas Lights Switch On

Published: 01 November 2018

Ella Shaw and Mr Zip from Britain’s Got Talent are coming to Nelson. They are among the headlines acts which will also see Amy Jo Clough, Owen Halt and Emily Atkinson performing on the 2BR stage. The Annual Lancashire Day and Christmas Lights Switch on Event takes place on Saturday 25th November starts at 11:00am in Nelson Town Centre. This year’s event coincides with the Council’s 10-year anniversary year which is set to be bigger and better than last year.

Other Acts throughout the day will be the Biscuit Brothers, Bridle City Lights and Crash (Don’t Slow Down) who are providing band music. Street performances will take place at 11.10 and 2.30pm from Oakenhoof Folk Arts Clog and Morris Dancers. There will be stalls offering traditional Lancashire goodies and food and refreshments.

There are free fairground rides for the kids along with Punch and Judy and Balloon Modelling. An ice-skating rink will be erected outside the Library and a snow globe with free photos throughout the day and a Snowman Walkabout character.

The event will end with the Christmas Light switch on at 6.00pm followed by a firework display. Come along and see the new Christmas Decorations in the Town Centre and join us for a wonderful free family event.

”We’re bringing the finest entertainment to celebrate Lancashire Day- the Nelson way. The Town Council has been working hard on the itinerary to provide Nelson residents a variety of acts and stalls for all age groups – bringing fun, play and dance to the centre of Nelson, so don’t miss out.” – Councillor Zafar Ali, Chairman- Nelson Town Council.

Lancashire Day is the county day of historic Lancashire in England. It is held on 27 November to commemorate the day in 1295 when Lancashire first sent representatives to Parliament, to attend the Model Parliament of King Edward I. Lancashire Day was first held in 1996.

Further information can be obtained from Safia Kauser, Town Clerk on 01282 697079 or

Lancashire Day event poster