Where are this year's Christmas markets in Lancashire?

Here is a round up of festive markets in the region.

Wednesday, 22nd November 2017, 10:21 am
Updated Tuesday, 12th December 2017, 7:29 am
Chorley Christmas market


Chorley town centreSaturdaysArts and crafts with The Art Venturers 10am until 4pm in Market Walk.Festive music and a brass band.

Clayton Brook Community ChurchSaturday December 29.45am to 1.30pm.

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Christmas market at Hoghton Tower

Chorley’s Winter WonderlandFazakerley Street in Chorley town centreSaturday December 2 to Sunday December 24. Includes a helter skelter, small children’s fairground rides, market stalls and seating area.

Christmas Craftacular Fair at Hoghton Tower Sunday December 310am until 2pm£2 per person.

Whittle-le-woods Village Hall Sunday December 310.30am to 3.30pm.

Duxbury Park, ChorleySaturday December 9 and Sunday December 10.10am until 4pm.Includes an ice rink, funfair, Santa’s grotto, elves reading Christmas stories in the woods and market stalls.

Last year's Christmas market in Preston

Malthouse Farm, ChorleySaturday December 9, 3pm to 9pm and Sunday 10 December, 2pm to 7pmEntertainment from Chorley Silver Brass Band, Clayton Brook Primary School Choir, Jazz singer Danny Pye and local girl Emily Jones will also be performing.

Cunliffe Hall, Chorley Sunday December 10, 11am to 4pm

Botany Bay, ChorleyOpen seven days a week, 9.30am until 5.30pm.Includes an ice rink

South Ribble

Fairground rides

Kingsfold Centre, Penwortham December 46pm until 9pm

Liverpool Road, PenworthamDecember 136pm until 9pm

St Catherine’s Christmas FestivalSaturday December 2 and Sunday December 3From 11amIncludes gift and craft stalls, live music, an ice rink, Christmas carols, Santa’s Grotto and a fun fair.

Longton Methodist Church Christmas Tree FestivalFriday December 1 to Sunday December 310am until 7pm.£2.50, In aid of Derian House.

Christmas shopping in Lancaster

St Andrews Church, Longton: Friday December 1, 9am until 1pm

Lostock Hall Lights switch on and markets: Hope Terrace, Saturday December 2, 7pm


Etsy Made Local - The Harris Museum, PrestonSaturday December 2 and Sunday December 3 11am to 4pmMore than 40 sellers, from chocolates, to jewellery; art and prints to porcelain; children’s clothing to stationery.

Crafty Vintage Christmas Markets at Brockholes Saturday December 2 and Sunday December 310am until 4pm.Includes a gin bar, craft ales, cocktails, street food and live music

Heartbeat, Sir Tim Finney Way, PrestonSunday December 3 - 11am until 4pm. Mulled wine, Christmas carols, market stalls, Santa's grotto.

Victorian festival in St Annes

Garstang and Scorton

Garstang Victorian ChristmasHigh Street Monday December 11 and Tuesday December 12 6pm until 9pmThe town centre is closed to traffic with bands, singers, stilt walkers, and all kinds of street entertainment.

Lancaster and Carnforth

Leighton Moss Nature Reserve, SilverdaleSunday December 311am until 4pm.

Leighton Hall CarnforthWednesday December 610am until 2pm£4 per person. In aid of Cancer Care.

Christmas Tree Festival at Carnforth StationDecember 10 to 20.

Lancaster CastleSaturday December 16 and Sunday December 17Christmas market stalls, street food, mulled wine and cider, cakes and treats, a Santa’s grotto and a Christmas music and stage programme.

Fylde area

Poulton Christmas FestivalThe town centre will be transformed with a sprinkle of Christmas magic on December 1 and 2.

St Annes Victorian FestivalSaturday December 2 and Sunday December 310am until 4pm.Victorian Festival all around town, stalls, music, events all on an olde worlde theme celebrating this historic town. Victorian costumes are a must.

BlackburnThe Christmas Party on the Market Saturday December 910am until 6pm.

ClitheroeFestive Market at Holmes MillSunday December 10Noon until 8pmHolmes Mill festive marketplace will be brimming with gifts and there will be a Christmas courtyard with streetfood, djs and singers

Manchester Christmas MarketAlbert Square, in front of Manchester Town Hall.Until December 21.The ice rink is also back in Cathedral Gardens.

Liverpool Christmas MarketLime Street stationUntil December 22.

StandishStandish High StreetSaturday December 211am until 8pm.A market and two craft halls, a stage and beer tent. Part of the Standish Live Festival.

Manchester Christmas Markets
Christmas market at Hoghton Tower
Last year's Christmas market in Preston
Fairground rides
Christmas shopping in Lancaster
Victorian festival in St Annes
Manchester Christmas Markets