Rawtenstall Lights Switch on Saturday November 24th

Rawtenstall Christmas Market and Lights Switch On

Rawtenstall Lights Switch on.

Are you looking forward to Rawtenstall lights switch on and  Rawtenstall  Christmas Market? 

In brief, Rossendale borough council is holding the lights switch on the evening of the Rawtenstall Christmas market. The Christmas market and light switch on is Saturday November 24th. We hope to capture once more the wonderful festive atmosphere of the Christmas Clog Market with family, friends, neighbours and visitors.

MARKET STARTS AT 10am -6.30pm with the switch on children’s procession around 4.45pm and the switch on approx 5pm.

Family, Friends, Community.

Join your family, friends, neighbours together with Rawtenstall town centre churches because this is a beautiful festive event. Everyone’s welcome to join the candlelight procession from Kay St Baptist Church onto the town square Christmas market followed by carol singing. We’re starting off with the children’s favourite Silent Night so everyone can join in.

 History of Silent Night

In 1818 the carol “Stille Nacht! Heilige Nacht” was heard for the first time in a village church in Oberndorf, Austria. The congregation at that Midnight Mass in St. Nicholas Church listened as the voices of the assistant pastor, Father Joseph Mohr, and the choir director, Franz Xaver Gruber, rang through the church to the accompaniment of Father Mohr’s guitar.

On each of the six verses, the choir repeated the last two lines in four-part harmony. On that Christmas Eve, a song was born that would wing its way into the hearts of people throughout the world. Now translated into hundreds of languages, it is sung by untold millions every December from small chapels in the Andes to great cathedrals in Antwerp and Rome. (Soundscapes 1999)

Lyrics to Silent Night

Silent night, holy night!
All is calm, all is bright.
Round yon Virgin, Mother and Child.
Holy infant so tender and mild,
Sleep in heavenly peace,
Sleep in heavenly peace

Silent night, holy night!
Shepherds quake at the sight.
Glories stream from heaven afar
Heavenly hosts sing Alleluia,
Christ the Savior is born!
Christ the Savior is born

Silent night, holy night!
Son of God love’s pure light.
Radiant beams from Thy holy face
With dawn of redeeming grace,
Jesus Lord, at Thy birth
Jesus Lord, at Thy birth


Lights Switch on Times

So, make your way to Kay st Baptist church around 4.30pm to receive your candle for the procession at 4.45pm. If you have also been making a lantern yourself and would rather use that please bring it along. It will look beautiful. Lights switch on around 5pm.




Rawtenstall Lights Switch On

Rawtenstall lights Switch On 


Christmas in Rossendale

There will be lots to see and do this Christmas in Rossendale  !

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