Events

Recurring Event Frost Festival

Christmas Markets – Wigan

Wigan Town Centre Wigan

Wigan and Leigh town centres will be sprinkled with Christmas magic with festive street entertainment to entertain the family while you shop for your Christmas gifts for loved ones from a selection of local makers and lots of great food and drink to choose from. Wigan Standishgate – every weekend from 26th November to 18th December  

Free
Recurring Event Santa’s Grotto

Santa’s Grotto

Haigh Woodland Park School Lane, Wigan

HO! HO! HO! SANTA’S GROTTO. SANTA SITTINGS GOING FAST. Haigh Woodland Park’s Grotto - established in 2014, is a much loved festive feature. Situated upstairs in the Kitchen Courtyard, the Grotto and Santa will warmly welcome children. Santa never rushes a visit. He’ll take time to chat with all visiting Children. And, they’ll hear all about his Magic Key! The children can then post their Christmas Lists in our North Pole Postbox. And all children receive a small souvenir gift. […]

£7

Geometric Light by Zarah Hussain – Art Exhibition

The Turnpike Civic Square, Leigh

Digital and light-based artworks 2005-2022 “There is a very interesting relationship between generative, computer-programmed art and Islamic art, starting with the simple fact that in both, patterns and numbers underlie everything.” - Zarah Hussain The Turnpike Gallery is delighted to present a stunning exhibition by award-winning artist Zarah Hussain. Originally from the north-west UK and now based in London, Zarah has previously shown her paintings at the Turnpike Gallery alongside the sculptural work of Halima Cassell in Araam in 2010. […]

Free
Recurring Event Artist Drop In

Artist Drop In

The Old Courts Crawford Street, Wigan

Are you performer, writer, creative practitioner in Wigan? Do you want a space to meet up with other artists? Our new monthly drop in sessions will be a supportive environment to share ideas and build connections with other creative practitioners in the area. Open to all artists, whatever your experience or discipline. Drop-ins will vary – expect networking activity, guest facilitators and platforms for local artists. There will be both in-person and online options, with no commitment required. For this […]

Free
Recurring Event Archives: Wigan & Leigh

Archives: Wigan & Leigh Town Hall Tour

Leigh Town Hall Market Street, Leigh, Wigan

Join us for this exciting tour of Leigh Town Hall and see behind-the-scenes of the new Archives: Wigan & Leigh. Meet in the foyer of Leigh Town Hall at 11am. This event takes place over several floors of Leigh Town Hall. If you require lift access please contact the archives on 01942 404430 to confirm the lift is working Free - Register below  

Free

Geometric Light by Zarah Hussain – Art Exhibition

The Turnpike Civic Square, Leigh

Digital and light-based artworks 2005-2022 “There is a very interesting relationship between generative, computer-programmed art and Islamic art, starting with the simple fact that in both, patterns and numbers underlie everything.” - Zarah Hussain The Turnpike Gallery is delighted to present a stunning exhibition by award-winning artist Zarah Hussain. Originally from the north-west UK and now based in London, Zarah has previously shown her paintings at the Turnpike Gallery alongside the sculptural work of Halima Cassell in Araam in 2010. […]

Free
Recurring Event Santa’s Grotto Grand Arcade

Santa’s Grotto Grand Arcade

The Grand Arcade 23 Crompton St, Wigan

Santa is coming to the Grand Arcade this festive season with his new sparkly grotto and cheeky elves, it’s full of Christmas magic and sparkle - we know you are going to love it. We hope all the boys and girls have been super good this year, Santa can’t wait to hear what is on their Christmas lists. We’ve gone all out to ensure your visit to see Santa is safe and a truly memorable family experience.   Tickets are £5* […]

£5
Recurring Event Humpty Dumpty

Humpty Dumpty

Wigan Little Theatre 44 Crompton St, Wigan

A traditional pantomime by Bill Collins. It’s a welcome return for Humpty Dumpty to WLT! As always we’ll be creating a new take on an old nursery rhyme that follows tradition but also brings it right up to date. Filled with crazy characters, singing and dancing and the comedy sketches you love. Of course, audience participation is the key so we hope to see you there. A classic WLT panto confection with all the finest ingredients.  

£10 – £12
Recurring Event Santa’s Grotto Grand Arcade

Santa’s Grotto Grand Arcade

The Grand Arcade 23 Crompton St, Wigan

Santa is coming to the Grand Arcade this festive season with his new sparkly grotto and cheeky elves, it’s full of Christmas magic and sparkle - we know you are going to love it. We hope all the boys and girls have been super good this year, Santa can’t wait to hear what is on their Christmas lists. We’ve gone all out to ensure your visit to see Santa is safe and a truly memorable family experience.   Tickets are £5* […]

£5
Recurring Event Humpty Dumpty

Humpty Dumpty

Wigan Little Theatre 44 Crompton St, Wigan

A traditional pantomime by Bill Collins. It’s a welcome return for Humpty Dumpty to WLT! As always we’ll be creating a new take on an old nursery rhyme that follows tradition but also brings it right up to date. Filled with crazy characters, singing and dancing and the comedy sketches you love. Of course, audience participation is the key so we hope to see you there. A classic WLT panto confection with all the finest ingredients.  

£10 – £12
Recurring Event Animal Farm

Animal Farm

The Mill at The Pier Trencherfield Mill, Wallgate, Wigan

Animal Farm adapted by Kate Coogan and the Cast based on the novel by George Orwell   The Mill at the Pier, Trencherfield Mill, Wallgate, Wigan WN3 4BF When the downtrodden animals of Manor Farm overthrow their master, Mr Jones, and take over the farm themselves, they imagine it is the beginning of a life of freedom and equality. But gradually a cunning, ruthless elite among them, masterminded by the pigs Napoleon and Snowball, starts to take control. Soon the […]

£7

Ruby J & Sonnet Duo

The Old Courts Crawford Street, Wigan

Ruby J – born in 2005, the singer-songwriter and recording artist fuses multiple genres with her own unique style. Inspired to pick up a guitar at aged 13 by the likes of Tash Sultana, Arctic Monkeys & more… a now 17-year-old Ruby J has solo stage presence that encapsulates her audience. Described as “the new kid on the block” by live music lovers on Twitter 2022 has seen Ruby J make a major UK Festival Debut at The Isle of […]

Free

MOTHERSHIP – Led Zeppelin Tribute

The Old Courts Crawford Street, Wigan

MOTHERSHIP – Led Zeppelin Tribute present our brand new set – two hours plus of Zeppelin classics, with a handful of surprises, too. When the Levee Breaks, Going to California, Kashmir, Misty Mountain Hop and lots more. It might get loud and expect the unexpected! “The most authentic sounding Zep tribute in the UK”.(Classic Rock magazine) Doors 19:30 Mothership 20:00 – 21:10 Interval Mothership 21:30 – 22:40 This is a standing only event.

£15

Ska Face

The Boulevard 17A Wallgate, Wigan

Ska Face are a 10 piece Ska band from Blackpool with a combined age exceeding 450 years, old enough to know better but young enough not to care. They play classic ska and 2 tone with an infectious groove and unstoppable energy that just makes you want to groove. Expect all the ska and 2 tone classics from the likes of The Specials, Madness, The Selecter, Bad Manners, Toots and many more! Tickets: £8.00 plus booking fee | OTD: £10.00 […]

£8
Recurring Event Frost Festival

Christmas Markets – Wigan

Wigan Town Centre Wigan

Wigan and Leigh town centres will be sprinkled with Christmas magic with festive street entertainment to entertain the family while you shop for your Christmas gifts for loved ones from a selection of local makers and lots of great food and drink to choose from. Wigan Standishgate – every weekend from 26th November to 18th December  

Free
Recurring Event Santa’s Grotto

Santa’s Grotto

Haigh Woodland Park School Lane, Wigan

HO! HO! HO! SANTA’S GROTTO. SANTA SITTINGS GOING FAST. Haigh Woodland Park’s Grotto - established in 2014, is a much loved festive feature. Situated upstairs in the Kitchen Courtyard, the Grotto and Santa will warmly welcome children. Santa never rushes a visit. He’ll take time to chat with all visiting Children. And, they’ll hear all about his Magic Key! The children can then post their Christmas Lists in our North Pole Postbox. And all children receive a small souvenir gift. […]

£7

Geometric Light by Zarah Hussain – Art Exhibition

The Turnpike Civic Square, Leigh

Digital and light-based artworks 2005-2022 “There is a very interesting relationship between generative, computer-programmed art and Islamic art, starting with the simple fact that in both, patterns and numbers underlie everything.” - Zarah Hussain The Turnpike Gallery is delighted to present a stunning exhibition by award-winning artist Zarah Hussain. Originally from the north-west UK and now based in London, Zarah has previously shown her paintings at the Turnpike Gallery alongside the sculptural work of Halima Cassell in Araam in 2010. […]

Free
Recurring Event Santa’s Grotto Grand Arcade

Santa’s Grotto Grand Arcade

The Grand Arcade 23 Crompton St, Wigan

Santa is coming to the Grand Arcade this festive season with his new sparkly grotto and cheeky elves, it’s full of Christmas magic and sparkle - we know you are going to love it. We hope all the boys and girls have been super good this year, Santa can’t wait to hear what is on their Christmas lists. We’ve gone all out to ensure your visit to see Santa is safe and a truly memorable family experience.   Tickets are £5* […]

£5

Standish Christmas Market

Standish Wigan

  We're back! We're finally able to host our fifth annual Standish Christmas Market. On Saturday 3rd December 2022, we'll be taking over Standish village centre once again, with a festive street market, two craft halls, live music stage and drinks tent. There'll be singing! There'll be dancing! There'll be comedy! And there'll be so much more! We have over 50 traders at this year's Standish Christmas Market! For 2022, we're also hosting a virtual market alongside our physical one […]

Free
Recurring Event Magical Frost Trail

Magical Frost Trail

Wigan Market Wigan

It's all happening down in the Market for Christmas with; • FREE Elf Makeovers • Write Letters to Santa • A Giant Snow Globe • Visit the home of the Grinch plus Anna and Elsa’s Ice Palace plus a chance to win £100 to spend in the Market  

Free