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Christmas across Bury

What’s happening

The transport network is expected to be busier than usual over the Christmas period as there are a number of festive events across Bury. Journey times are likely to increase during the run up to New Year, so you should plan ahead if you are taking part in, spectating or simply travelling around the local area.

The Christmas lights switch on will take place on Thursday 9 November in front of The Rock shopping centre. The event starts at 5.30pm until 7.30pm. Children’s TV favourite Mr Bloom and pop sensation 5 After Midnight will be performing the honours.

We have provided help and advice to keep your sled moving so you can prepare and minimise the impact on your Christmas travel and shopping trips. This page will be continually updated during this time.

You can find out more information on the switch on at The Rock’s website. All the other festive events are on Bury Council’s website.


  • Thursday, 9 November, 5.30pm: Christmas Light Switch On with Mr Bloom and 5 After Midnight
  • Saturday, 25 November: Heaton Park Santa Parade
  • Sunday, 26 November: Bury Santa Parade