Burnley Christmas Lights Festival

18th November 2017


Ice Sculpture Trail + LIVE Ice Carving
10am to 4pm

Burnley Town Centre is all set for an amazing two day Festival to celebrate the Christmas Lights being switched on and the start of the festive season. It all starts on Saturday 18th November from 10am with an amazing Ice Sculpture Trail. The Ice Sculpture Trail was hugely popular last year and is returning with a festive family focus. There will be a number of impressive festive Ice Sculptures located around Burnley Town Centre and you are invited to follow the Trail to help the shy Little Nutcracker build up courage to bang his drum. Not to be missed is a Live Ice Carve of the Little Nutcracker which will take place in Market Square throughout the day.

The fantastic Burnley Markets’ Festive Street Market will also be in Market Square.

Magical Light Parade
4pm to 5.30pm

As the sun goes down the Town Centre will get ready for a Magical Light Parade. Starting at four locations around the Centre from 4pm Creative Alliance Artists, Burnley Youth Theatre and members of the ‘Lantern Squad’ who made their own lights during the half term holiday will parade along St James’s Street and Curzon Street towards The Mall (by Clintons Cards). Accompanied by music and all lit up with amazing magical creations this will be an incredible spectacle. The Parade should reach The Mall by 5pm where there will be more music and celebration.

Download the festival programme here.