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26 October 2018

What’s On: Upcoming Events in the North West

Activities, Event, Local Info

Save the dates

It’s that time of year again… Halloween, Bonfire Night and Christmas are just around the corner and you know what that means… There are endless amounts of events to attend with family and friends! This week’s blog post includes just a few that you won’t want to miss!

Blackpool Illuminations: 31st August-4th November

blackpool illuminations

At 10 kilometres long and using over 1 million bulbs, the Blackpool Illuminations are an incredible display!

Every year there is a Switch On concert with a celebrity to switch on the illuminations. The weekend format varies from year to year. For 2018, there will be Friday’s great switch on concert and on Saturday, Britney Spears performing her Piece of Me tour alongside many more amazing performances!

River of Light, Liverpool- 4th November

river of light

One of the UK’s most successful firework companies will light up the skies above both sides of the River Mersey for this year’s November 4th celebrations – with a specially commissioned musical display in Liverpool and Wirral.

Light Up Lancaster: 2nd November- 4th November

light up lancaster

Manchester Christmas Markets: 9th November- 22nd December

Manchester Christmas Markets

Manchester’s award-winning Christmas Markets 2018 return this winter offering international food, drinks and gifts.

With more than 300 beautiful stalls spread across the city centre, the Christmas Markets are free and accessible to all.


  • Christmas Market – Cathedral Gardens
  • Christmas Market – Market Street
  • Christmas Market – Exchange Square
  • Christmas Market – Corn Exchange
  • Arts and Crafts Market – Exchange Street
  • Christmas Market – New Cathedral Street
  • French Christmas Market – King Street
  • German Christmas Market – St Ann’s Square
  • World Christmas Market – Brazennose Street

Liverpool Christmas Markets- 16th November- 23rd December

Liverpool Christmas Markets

Celebrating its 12th anniversary this year, you can expect even more from this amazing Christmas market in the iconic St George’s Plateau, just outside St. George’s Hall.

You’ll feel a warm, friendly vibe in Liverpool this Christmas as the 40 eclectic stalls will be selling food, arts and crafts from across four continents. Enjoy mulled wine, roasted chestnuts and of course, yummy gingerbread.

Click on the link below for more events nearby:


There’s something for everyone so take a break from assignments and enjoy yourselves!

Roshni Dhodakia

By Roshni Dhodakia

I am a third-year student at Edge Hill University, studying English Language. I hope that my blog posts are enjoyable and useful. Feel free to ask me any questions or leave me any suggestions. I hope to hear from you soon and thank you for reading!

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