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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.

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!

Tea with Father Christmas - The Mill at St Catherine's Park

Wednesday 12 December - Wednesday 19 December, 3pm-6pm

Book your tea with Father Christmas and enjoy many festive activities with the family.

For more details see Tea with Father Christmas.

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.

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.

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.
  • The Mill, St Catherine's Park, Lostock Lane, Lostock Hall, Preston, PR5 5XU.
  • Barton Grange, Garstang Road, Brock, Preston, PR3 0BT.
  • Hoghton Tower, Hoghton, Preston, PR5 0SH.