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Christmas in Preston 2018

Date Tuesday 06 November 2018 - Tuesday 25 December 2018
Time 9:00am - 10:00pm
Location Various Locations, Preston, PR1 2RL

Santa's hand grabbing a snowflake cookie next to a mug of hot chocolate with marshmallows.

Preston has all you need to get you into the Christmas spirit...

The festive season is upon us. Whether you're looking for Christmas events for adults, kids, or the whole family, there are plenty things going on for everyone in Preston city centre and further afield.

So, see what's on, pencil in the dates, and get ready for a holly jolly Christmas.

City centre events

It's never too early to start getting into the festive spirit. Discover a variety of Christmas events taking place within Preston city centre. You will also find a selection of free Christmas parking within the city centre, making it even easier to enjoy these events.

Christmas at the Belvedere - Avenham Park

Saturday 8 December - Saturday 22 December, 10.30am-3pm

Head to Avenham Park where you can not only meet Father Christmas, you can also enjoy a festive tractor ride and Christmassy crafts.

For more details see Christmas at the Belvedere.

Freckleton Brass Band - Preston Markets

Saturday 15 December, 11am-1pm

Grab a tasty bite to eat and a spot of Christmas shopping at Preston Markets where Freckleton Brass Band will be playing your Christmas favourites, getting you in the mood for the big day. No booking is needed, just show up and enjoy the performance.

Salvation Army Brass Band - Preston Markets

Saturday 22 December, 10.30am-12pm

Don't miss the Salvation Army Brass Band as they play festive tunes, making sure you're in full Christmas spirits. No booking is needed, just turn up and enjoy a morning of Christmas cheer.

Blues Harvest Holiday Special - The Continental

Saturday 22 December, 8pm-11pm

Combine your love of sci-fi with your love of Christmas and you have the Blues Harvest Holiday Special. Expect a top performance and special guests.

For more details and prices see Blues Harvest Holiday Special.

Giant Snow Globe - Preston Markets

Sunday 23 December, 11am-3pm

Perfect for all the family, hop inside the giant interactive snow globe and have your photograph taken - the perfect way to remember Christmas 2018. No booking is needed, just turn up and enjoy a play in the snow.

Events outside of the city centre

Preston is packed with Christmassy goings on all around. Surround yourself in festive food and celebrations, and don't forget to spot Santa!

Santa's Post Box - Brockholes

Saturday 10 November - Sunday 16 December

Write your letter to Santa before heading off on a winter walk to Santa's post box. Make sure you find your secret North Pole stamp en route to ensure your letter makes it to Lapland.

For more details and prices see Santa's Post Box.

Christmas cruises - Barton Grange

Saturday 1 December - Sunday 23 December

Whether you're after something for the kids or an adults only night of festivities, there are a variety of Christmas cruises along the Lancaster Canal to get you in the festive mood. Meet Santa, enjoy some afternoon tea, or party to some Motown, the choice is yours.

For more details see Santa Special Cruises.

Christmas family crafts - Hoghton Tower

Sunday 2 December - Sunday 23 December

Bring the family for Christmas themed crafts, perfect to bring the family together over the festive period.

For more details see Christmas Family Crafts.

Christmas crafts - Brockholes

Saturday 15 December - Sunday 16 December

Make your own Christmas decorations as part of this festive event for all the family, no booking needed!

For more details see Christmas Crafts.

Meet Father Christmas

To find out all about the places in Preston where you can meet Father Christmas see Where to meet Santa in Preston this Christmas 2018.

Christmas carol concerts

For details of where to experience Christmas carol concerts over Christmas see Preston's Christmas Carol Concerts 2018.

Christmas markets

Pick up some unique gifts from a variety of magical markets around the city. For more gift inspiration see the Ultimate Preston Gift Guide.

Garstang Victorian Christmas Festival - Garstang

Monday 10 December - Tuesday 11 December, 6pm-9pm

Truely immerse yourself in the festive spirit with live music, carol singers, street stalls, Santa's Grotto, food, and entertainment for the whole family.

For more details see Garstang Victorian Christmas Festival.

Map addresses for Christmas in Preston 2018 

  • Avenham & Miller Parks, South Meadow Lane, PR1 8JT.
  • Preston Markets, Earl Street, Preston, PR1 2RL.
  • The Continental, South Meadow Lane, Preston, PR1 8JP.
  • Brockholes, Preston New Road, Preston, PR5 0AG.
  • Barton Grange, Garstang Road, Brock, Preston, PR3 0BT.
  • Hoghton Tower, Hoghton, Preston, PR5 0SH.
  • Garstang Town Centre, Preston, PR3 1EB.