Wondering what to do this December?

Lancashire at Christmas

There is a lot on in Lancashire over the festive period, here are just a few ideas of things to do when staying with us…

Christmas Markets:

Explore Christmas Artisan Markets at Brockholes – Located on the unique visitor village, floating on Meadow Lake, this is a showcase of artisan businesses from around the North West.  Them and their products will create a brilliant, unique market. https://www.visitlancashire.com/whats-on/christmas-artisan-markets-at-brockholes-p1077590 

Or head to cities like Manchester, Liverpool, and Chester. All of which are accessible from the train station just 1 mile away from Mowbreck Park.

Winter Festivals:

Look for winter festivals that celebrate the season with light displays, music.

Try the Festive Fire Garden at Avenham and Miller Parks – Be enchanted by a mesmerising display of fire and light for Preston’s first fire garden.  Feel the heat as dazzling fire sculptures transform Avenham and Miller Parks into a place of wonder and excitement. https://www.visitlancashire.com/whats-on/festive-fire-garden-at-avenham-and-miller-parks-p1082610 

Ice Skating Rinks:

Check for temporary outdoor ice-skating rinks that are set up during the winter season.

Pantomime Shows:

Many theaters in the North West stage pantos during the holiday season, offering a mix of comedy, music, and audience participation.

Christmas Light Switch-On Events:

Keep an eye out for Christmas light switch-on events in town centers. These often include entertainment, live music, and a festive atmosphere as the community gathers to see the holiday lights illuminate.

Winter Wonderland Experiences:

Visit winter wonderland attractions that feature amusement rides, Santa’s grotto, and seasonal activities. Would you like to meet Santa before Christmas? Why not come and visit him in his magical grotto here at Affinity Lancashire?Santa’s grotto at Affinity Lancashire – Visits to the grotto are free of charge and each visiting child will receive a small gift. With a lovely photo opportunity waiting, our magical grotto will make your visit to Affinity Lancashire extra special! https://www.visitlancashire.com/whats-on/meet-santa-in-his-magical-grotto-p1083230