Events

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
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
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

Family Fun Day

Greenslate Community Farm Greenslate Lodge, Greenslate Road, Billinge, Wigan

Christmas Together on the Farm Christmas family fun day on the 10th December. There's Santa's grotto, market stalls, hot food and drink, festive crafts, music, a bouncy castle, face painting and workshops to enjoy.  

Free

The Polar Express Pyjama Party

Empire Cinema 4 Anjou Blvd, Robin Park Road, Wigan

Do you believe? We do at Empire Cinemas and that is why we are proud to be hosting an exciting magical experience with THE POLAR EXPRESS™, where families will experience the magic of Christmas. Snuggle up in your pyjamas and indulge in hot chocolate and treats before the film, with each child receiving their own Golden Ticket to the show. Santa and his helpers will greet all the passengers and The Station Master will be checking tickets. For one doubting […]

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
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
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 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

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