X Factor fans from Blackburn were over the moon to meet a 2017 finalist at The Mall Blackburn as part of the town’s BIG Christmas Light Switch On event.

Eight-year-old, Isabelle Warden and five-year-old Freya Warden met Blackburn runner up, Grace Davies in the shopping centre on Saturday 24th November.

Grace’s meet and greet was part of a jam-packed day of festive celebrations organised by Blackburn BID which started with Christmas crafts and ended with a show stopping performance by the X Factor star before the town magically illuminated with its festive light display.

Laura Diffey, Marketing Manager at The Mall Blackburn, said: “Christmas is always a wonderful time of year in Blackburn and Grace really did kick off the festive season in style.

“She certainly proved popular with queues filling Victoria Court and it’s great sisters, Freya and Isabelle got to meet her.

“Everyone at The Mall is more than ready for Christmas with the return of Santa’s Workshop here in the shopping centre, late night shopping, charity gift wrapping and a county-wide Christmas Wish Appeal all happening on the run up to the big day.”

The Christmas Light Switch On was the first of Blackburn’s ‘BIG Five’ events planned by Blackburn BID with Christmas Markets, parade, 5k Santa Dash challenge and the Festival of Light all on the itinerary throughout December.

For more information on Blackburn’s BIG Christmas visit: https://www.themall.co.uk/blackburn/whats-on/2018/blackburns-big-christmas/

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