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The annual Whalley Pickwick Festivities held in Whalley.
The annual Whalley Pickwick Festivities held in Whalley.

Whalley’s 25th annual Pickwick Festival takes place on Thursday, between 6 and 9 pm.

The popular event, which has seen more than 5,000 visitors over recent years, will feature music from pipe and brass bands, live acts on the main stage throughout the evening, children’s entertainment, Father Christmas and his reindeers and more than 40 stalls selling gifts, cards and festive foods. Many of the village’s shops and businesses will also be open late.

The Pickwick Committee is a voluntary run organisation, which arranges and hosts the Pickwick festivities Any profit made on the night is put back into the local community.