Events

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

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 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
Recurring Event Pantomime: Aladdin

Pantomime: Aladdin

The Old Courts Crawford Street, Wigan

After the incredible success of Cinderella in 2021, Pendle productions are thrilled to have been invited back to The Old Courts Art Centre, this time with their spectacular family pantomime – Aladdin! Aladdin is an awfully big adventure for children of all ages. It is a delight bringing this new production of Aladdin to The Old Courts and to you for Christmas 2022. We hope you will suspend disbelief and for a magical two hours come with us on the […]

£9

Christmas Fayre

Book-Cycle Beech Hll The Old Library, Buckley Street West, Wigan

✨ Book-Cycle Beech Hill Christmas Fayre ✨ ✨ Sat 3rd Dec: 12 - 4PM ✨ 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! ( To book a stall - call 07966885432 )

Free
Recurring Event Frost Festival

Hindley and Hindley Green Christmas light switch-on

Hindley Town Hall Cross Street, Hindley, Wigan

Free festive fun for the whole family; visit Santa in his grotto, face painting, food and shop for Christmas presents at the Christmas market stalls. Three Silcock’s Funfair Rides (children ride for free) A (free)visit to Santa in his Grotto including a (free) selection box gift Face painting (Free) Hotdogs, crisps and beverages for the kids. (Free) Mansoor (Humanity First) providing his spicy specials (free) Fresh Donuts  provided by Brian & Denise Cross keys Chippy (Free) FOLP’s World famous Bar Music […]

Free
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 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
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

Ashton Christmas light switch-on

Ashton Town Centre Wigan Road , Ashton-in-Makerfield

Ashton's BIG Christmas Markets and a spectacular firework display! SUNDAY 4TH DECEMBER 1-6PM ASHTON MARKET WN4 9AF FESTIVE FOOD AND DRINK LIVE ENTERTAINMENT MARKET STALLS FUNFAIR RIDES SANTA'S GROTTO FIREWORK FINALE AND MUCH MORE!

Free