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December 2018

Child’s Play – a celebration of childhood

Saturday, 8th December @ 9:00 am - 2:00 pm
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An event every week that begins at 9:00am on Saturday, repeating until Monday, 31st December ,2018

Museum of Wigan Life, Library Street
Wigan, Library Street United Kingdom

A new exhibition giving children a taste of life in the Victorian era will open at the Museum of Wigan Life in time for Easter half term. ‘Child’s Play – a celebration of childhood’, is a free, interactive experience giving families an insight into Victorian life through dress up, games and education and will be open for visitors from Tuesday 3rd April. Child’s Play will replace the popular Animal Mummies Uncovered display, a touring exhibition produced by Manchester Museum. Offering…

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Galleries Christmas market

Saturday, 8th December @ 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
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Friday - Sat
The Galleries, Wigan, WN1 1AR United Kingdom

Magical Christmas event with walkthrough tree, meet Santa, great food and drink, music, and lots of stalls to get those special gifts Lots to do for children with sand art bubbles and much more x

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Santa’s Grotto at Haigh Woodland Park

Saturday, 8th December @ 11:00 am - 4:00 pm
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Sat & Sun
Haigh Woodland Park, School Lane
Wigan, WN2 1PE United Kingdom

SANTA’S GROTTO. Bookings now being taken. The well loved and popular Santa’s Grotto opens up its doors in the Kitchen Courtyard again, from Saturday 1st December. (11.00am – 4.00pm). Then open every Saturday and Sunday throughout December. Late evening opening on 21st, 22nd and 23rd December. For ‘Drive In’ Ticket Holders only. £5 per child. Small gift given to each child. Reservations essential. Tel: 01942 828280.

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Free Christmas Entertainment

Saturday, 8th December @ 11:00 am - 3:00 pm
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Every Saturday
Spinning Gate, Ellesmere Street
Leigh, WN7 4PG United Kingdom

Free Christmas Entertainment Every Saturday from 17 November, 11am – 3pm •Saturday 17 November…… Giant Glittering Snow Queen •Saturday 24 November…… Gingerbreads (mini gingerbread giveaways) •Saturday 1 December…….. Icicle King a Magical Illusionist •Saturday 8 December…….. Giant Nutcrackers •Saturday 15 December…… Twirling Ballerinas •Saturday 22 December…… Acrobatic Jumping Elf

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Wigan Open Exhibition

Saturday, 8th December @ 11:00 am - 4:00 pm
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In December
The Old Courts, Crawford Street
Wigan, WN1 1NG United Kingdom

Join us for the opening evening of Wigan Open Exhibition 2018! Showcasing artists from the North West and beyond, Wigan Open Exhibition is an eclectic show that celebrates local and national talents. All ages welcome Gallery is open Thursdays, Fridays and Saturdays from 17th of November until the 15th of December Appointments can be made for Tuesdays and Wednesdays. Please contact 01942 834747 if you would like to arrange an out of hours viewing for yourself or a group. The…

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Book-Cycle Beech Hill Christmas Fayre

Saturday, 8th December @ 12:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Book-Cycle Beech Hll, The Old Library, Buckley Street West
Wigan, WN6 7PQ United Kingdom

✨ Book-Cycle Beech Hill Christmas Fayre ✨ ✨ Sat 8th Dec ~12PM ✨ Come one come all to the Festive Fayre, Santa too will even be there! WIN some great prizes in our RAFFLE ~ VISIT SANTA’S GROTTO ~ We Ho-Ho-hope to see you there!

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Free Santa Visits at Spinning Gate

Saturday, 8th December @ 12:30 pm - 4:30 pm
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Wed - Sat in December
Spinning Gate, Ellesmere Street
Leigh, WN7 4PG United Kingdom

Free Santa Visits at Spinning Gate Shopping Centre Join Santa at Spinning Gate Shopping Centre for FREE Santa Visits, Wednesdays to Saturdays in December, 12.30pm – 4.30pm – Visits are FREE of Charge – You are welcome to take your own photos of your child with Santa – Children visiting Santa will receive a free mini candy cane & free reindeer food ready for Christmas Eve – 1 x visit per child

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Santa’s Grotto at Haigh Woodland Park

Sunday, 9th December @ 11:00 am - 4:00 pm
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Sat & Sun
Haigh Woodland Park, School Lane
Wigan, WN2 1PE United Kingdom

SANTA’S GROTTO. Bookings now being taken. The well loved and popular Santa’s Grotto opens up its doors in the Kitchen Courtyard again, from Saturday 1st December. (11.00am – 4.00pm). Then open every Saturday and Sunday throughout December. Late evening opening on 21st, 22nd and 23rd December. For ‘Drive In’ Ticket Holders only. £5 per child. Small gift given to each child. Reservations essential. Tel: 01942 828280.

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Wigan Christmas Dash

Sunday, 9th December @ 11:00 am - 2:00 pm
Mesnes Park, Mesnes Park Terrace
Wigan, WN1 1TU United Kingdom

Wigan Christmas Dash. Sunday 9th December. Join us for our 6th year running! 5K fun run in Santa Suits for all abilities and ages, walk, jog, or run its up to you. Get in the Christmas spirit by taking part, entry includes santa suit, free water whilst taking part, Turkey sandwich, mince pie and mulled wine or soft drink at the finish. Wish FM and Chris Milow will be there on the day keeping you going with Christmas music, along…

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Wigan Open Exhibition

Sunday, 9th December @ 11:00 am - 4:00 pm
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In December
The Old Courts, Crawford Street
Wigan, WN1 1NG United Kingdom

Join us for the opening evening of Wigan Open Exhibition 2018! Showcasing artists from the North West and beyond, Wigan Open Exhibition is an eclectic show that celebrates local and national talents. All ages welcome Gallery is open Thursdays, Fridays and Saturdays from 17th of November until the 15th of December Appointments can be made for Tuesdays and Wednesdays. Please contact 01942 834747 if you would like to arrange an out of hours viewing for yourself or a group. The…

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Christmas Market and Craft Workshops

Sunday, 9th December @ 11:00 am - 3:00 pm
Greenslate Community Farm, Greenslate Lodge, Greenslate Road
Billinge, Wigan, WN5 7BG United Kingdom

Christmas Market with Craft Workshops, Market Stalls, Live Music, Festive Food, and another chance to see Santa in his Grotto. There is something special about hand crafted creations like hand made decorations for Christmas or little homes for birds (or even Fairies). Spend a happy and creative few hours with us at Greenslate Community Farm on Sunday 9th of December and lets see what you can make. Bird Box Building Workshop – 1:15 pm to 3:00 pm Christmas Wreath Making…

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Wigan Makers Market

Sunday, 9th December @ 12:00 pm - 4:00 pm
The Old Courts, Crawford Street
Wigan, WN1 1NG United Kingdom

Meet the makers and browse hundreds of unique items at our first Makers Market! Shop handmade gifts and support local artists, crafters, and makers of all kinds. If you’ve got someone that you just can’t find a gift for… This is the place! Expect live music, a bar and friendly, festive vibes all around. Is it free? YES! Free entry for all visitors. Is there a bar? YES! We have a licensed bar serving hot and cold drinks. Is there…

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Steaming Sundays

Sunday, 9th December @ 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm
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Trencherfield Mill, Wigan Pier Quarter
Wigan, WN3 4EF United Kingdom

Visit Trencherfield Mill on a Steaming Sunday to admire this giant’s immense size and power, but more importantly, experience it working as it did all those years ago.   At 1pm you’ll enjoy an informative multimedia presentation by engineers about the Mill Engine’s history and its immense power. Steaming Sundays Adult: £4 Children under 12 and concessions: £2 Family ticket (up to two adults and two children): £10 Group booking – 20% discount for parties of more than 15 people…

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Dick Whittington and his cat – Outdoor Pantomime

Sunday, 9th December @ 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Haigh Woodland Park, School Lane
Wigan, WN2 1PE United Kingdom

Haigh Woodland Park & Pendle Productions special one-off production of Dick Whittington. A traditional 90 minute (with interval) FREE outdoor pantomime. There will be dance, dazzle, song, sparkle, slapstick routines, magic and King Rat! Only you can help Dick to stop the King Rat’s plot to take over the whole of England. Show starts at 1pm in the Kitchen Courtyard. FREE admission. No ticket required. Car park charges apply.

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Monty Dogge Christmas book signing

Sunday, 9th December @ 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Waterstones Wigan, 6 The GRand Arcade
Wigan, WN1 1BH United Kingdom

Meet Monty Dogge, star of his brand new story Monty and Friends save Christmas. His hooman will be reading from the story and signing books at Waterstones in The Grand Arcade. Monty will also be adding his Pawtagraph and of course, give Newfy cuddles.  

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Free Santa Visits at Spinning Gate

Wednesday, 12th December @ 12:30 pm - 4:30 pm
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Wed - Sat in December
Spinning Gate, Ellesmere Street
Leigh, WN7 4PG United Kingdom

Free Santa Visits at Spinning Gate Shopping Centre Join Santa at Spinning Gate Shopping Centre for FREE Santa Visits, Wednesdays to Saturdays in December, 12.30pm – 4.30pm – Visits are FREE of Charge – You are welcome to take your own photos of your child with Santa – Children visiting Santa will receive a free mini candy cane & free reindeer food ready for Christmas Eve – 1 x visit per child

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Jack and the Beanstalk Pantomime

Wednesday, 12th December @ 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm
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12th - 16th Dec
The Old Courts, Crawford Street
Wigan, WN1 1NG United Kingdom

It’s that time of year again!! Oh no it isn’t !!! The Old Courts are delighted to bring you an outstanding performance of ‘Jack And The Beanstalk’ for this year’s panto. What happens when you cross the most wonderful time of the year with the most magical fairy tale of all time? This year’s gigantic professional pantomime at the Old Courts in Wigan is set to have more sparkle, more dazzle and more magic than you can ever imagine. Pendle…

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Wigan Open Exhibition

Thursday, 13th December @ 11:00 am - 4:00 pm
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In December
The Old Courts, Crawford Street
Wigan, WN1 1NG United Kingdom

Join us for the opening evening of Wigan Open Exhibition 2018! Showcasing artists from the North West and beyond, Wigan Open Exhibition is an eclectic show that celebrates local and national talents. All ages welcome Gallery is open Thursdays, Fridays and Saturdays from 17th of November until the 15th of December Appointments can be made for Tuesdays and Wednesdays. Please contact 01942 834747 if you would like to arrange an out of hours viewing for yourself or a group. The…

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Free Santa Visits at Spinning Gate

Thursday, 13th December @ 12:30 pm - 4:30 pm
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Wed - Sat in December
Spinning Gate, Ellesmere Street
Leigh, WN7 4PG United Kingdom

Free Santa Visits at Spinning Gate Shopping Centre Join Santa at Spinning Gate Shopping Centre for FREE Santa Visits, Wednesdays to Saturdays in December, 12.30pm – 4.30pm – Visits are FREE of Charge – You are welcome to take your own photos of your child with Santa – Children visiting Santa will receive a free mini candy cane & free reindeer food ready for Christmas Eve – 1 x visit per child

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Jack and the Beanstalk Pantomime

Thursday, 13th December @ 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm
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12th - 16th Dec
The Old Courts, Crawford Street
Wigan, WN1 1NG United Kingdom

It’s that time of year again!! Oh no it isn’t !!! The Old Courts are delighted to bring you an outstanding performance of ‘Jack And The Beanstalk’ for this year’s panto. What happens when you cross the most wonderful time of the year with the most magical fairy tale of all time? This year’s gigantic professional pantomime at the Old Courts in Wigan is set to have more sparkle, more dazzle and more magic than you can ever imagine. Pendle…

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