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Christmas Events in Preston 2019

Date Saturday 16 November 2019 - Wednesday 25 December 2019
Time 9:00am - 6:00pm
Location Various Locations, Preston, Lancashire, PR1 2PP

Christmas snowmen decorations lit up.

Don't miss Preston's fantastically festive events for Christmas 2019...

Look no further than Preston for a glittering range of Christmas events and festive fun.

Grab some Christmas shopping from one of the many markets, Meet jolly Santa in his Grotto, or have your spirits lifted by some Christmas Carols; there's something for adults, children, and for the whole family.

Where to meet SantaFather Christmas' hand writing a naughty and nice list.

If you're looking for places to meet the big man himself this Christmas see our blog Meet Santa in Preston.

Christmas markets and fairs

For a fantastic selection of Christmas markets and fairs taking place around Preston see our blog Christmas Markets and Fairs in Preston 2019.

Christmas carol events

From large concerts and performances to intimate sing-alongs, you can find your perfect carolling event on our blog Christmas Carol Events 2019.

Other Christmas events

Check out these fun festive events to look forward to this Christmas...

Santa's Post Box - Brockholes

  • Dates: 16 November - 15 December (Every Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday, and Sunday)
  • Time: 10am - 1.30pm
  • Booking required: No
  • Price: Letter packs priced at £5 online or £6.50 on the day

Grab one of Brockholes' fantastically festive letter packs to create your letter to Santa, followed by a hunt for a special Lapland stamp and a winter walk to Santa's post box. Once you've posted your letter you can warm up by the fire and sip a tasty hot chocolate.

To order your letter pack online visit Brockholes - Events.

Christmas wreaths on a mantelpiece.Wreath Making Workshop - Brockholes

  • Dates: Saturday 7 December and Sunday 8 December
  • Time: 10am - 12pm and 1pm - 3pm
  • Booking required: Yes
  • Price: £7.50 per wreath

This workshop provides you will all you need to create your very own Christmas wreath. Tickets include materials and admission to the workshop for a maximum of two people (adult or child).

For more details and to book tickets online visit Brockholes - Events.

Salvation Army Brass Band - Preston Markets

  • Dates: Every Saturday, 7 December - 21 December
  • Times: 7 December and 21 December 10.30am - 12.30pm, 14 December 11am - 3pm
  • Booking required: No
  • Price: Free

Enjoy some traditional Christmas music with brass instruments; the perfect way to spend a shopping break.

Christmas Magic in the Park - Cuerden Valley Park

  • Date: Sunday 8 December
  • Time: 9.30am - 2.30pm
  • Booking required: Yes
  • Price: £12.50 children, £10 adults

Tuck into a delicious breakfast, followed by writing a letter to Santa. You will then collect your trail map to find Santa's secret grotto hidden in the park. Children can then exchange their letter to Santa for a gift.

For more details and to book tickets online visit Ticket Tailor - Christmas Magic.

Christmas Wreath Workshop & Afternoon Tea - Bartle Hall

  • Date: Sunday 8 December
  • Time: 1pm - 4.30pm
  • Booking required: Yes
  • Price: £45 per person

Create your own traditional Christmas wreath in this workshop, with all materials provided. The workshop will be followed by a festive afternoon tea and will include Christmas refreshments and demonstrations by a professional florist.

For more details and to book email

Christmas Wreath Making Workshop - The Harris

  • Date: Sunday 8 December
  • Time: 11am - 2pm
  • Booking required: Yes
  • Price: £45

This workshop will guide you through the process of making a large, luxury, hand-made Christmas wreath using a variety of plants, natural decorations, and ribbons.

For more details and to book online visit Eventbrite - Christmas Wreath Making Workshop at the Harris.

Christmas Concert 2019 - St Michael's Church, Kirkham

  • Date: Monday 9 December
  • Time: 7.30pm - 10pm
  • Booking required: No
  • Price: £8

Enjoy an evening of festive music and carols from Kirkham Singers and Blackpool Brass band.

Christmas Musical Afternoon Tea - Gibbon Bridge Hotel

  • Dates: Wednesday 11 December and Wednesday 18 December
  • Time: 3pm - 5pm
  • Booking required: Yes
  • Price: £18.50 - £29.50

Tuck into a delicious festive afternoon tea, accompanied by Christmas music on the piano.

For more details and how to book visit Gibbon Bridge Hotel - Christmas Musical Afternoon Teas.

Black & Gold Xmas - The Continental

  • Date: Friday 13 December
  • Time: 8pm - 11pm
  • Booking required: No
  • Price: £10 advance or £12 on the door

Enjoy a Christmas party brought to you by Lancashire's greatest Soul, Motown, and Northern Soul band. Black & Gold will be covering some of the greatest music ever created from artists such as Al Wilson, Dusty Springfield, and Aretha Franklin.

To book tickets online visit See Tickets - Black & Gold Xmas

Giant Interactive Snow Globe - Preston Markets

  • Date: Saturday 14 December
  • Time: 11am - 3pm
  • Booking required: No
  • Price: Free

Don't miss out on the snow this Christmas, step inside this giant interactive snow globe and have your photo snapped for 2019.

Penwortham Santa Dash - Howick House

  • Date: Sunday 15 December
  • Time: 12pm
  • Booking required: Yes (if participating)
  • Price: £12 adults, £7 children, £30 family

This family-friendly 3km Santa dash helps raise funds for Galloways. Those taking part will receive a Santa suit for the event, a medal and a mince pie.

For more details and to sign up visit Galloways - Penwortham Santa Dash.

Anna and Elsa - St George's Shopping Centre

  • Date: Saturday 21 December
  • Time: 10am - 4pm
  • Booking required: No
  • Price: Free

Anna and Elsa will be making appearances throughout the day, meeting and greeting Frozen fans and performing sing-alongs at intervals.

Blues Harvest Holiday Special - The Continental

  • Date: Saturday 21 December
  • Time: 8pm
  • Booking required: Yes
  • Price: £8

This will be the 4th annual Blues Harvest Holiday Special. Get your favourite Christmas jumper on and join this popular evening for all things geek, with songs from the likes of Star Wars, Back to the Future, and more.

For more details and to book tickets online visit See Tickets - Blues Harvest Holiday Special 2019.

Christmas Xplorer Challenge - Brockholes

  • Dates: Saturday 21 December - Monday 23 December (dates also available after Christmas)
  • Time: 10am - 3pm
  • Booking required: No
  • Price: £3 per map pack

Wrap up warm and take on the Xplorer Challenge as a family this Christmas. Children must crack the clues in order to find the Christmas themed markers around the nature reserve. Each map pack includes a Brockholes pencil, a certificate, and a sweet treat. These can be bought on the day at Brockholes' visitor centre.

Map addresses for Christmas Events in Preston 2019

  • Brockholes Nature Reserve, Preston New Road, Preston, PR5 0AG.
  • St George's Shopping Centre, 28 Friargate, Preston, PR1 2TU.
  • Go Create, 3 Bridge Court, Liverpool New Road, Preston, PR4 5BF.
  • St Catherine's Hospice, Lostock Lane, Lostock Hall, Preston, PR5 5XU.
  • Preston Markets, Earl Street, Preston, PR1 2JA.
  • Cuerden Valley Park, Berkeley Drive, Bamber Bridge, Clayton-le-Woods, Preston, PR5 6BY.
  • Bartle Hall Hotel, Lea Lane, Preston, PR4 0HA.
  • Harris Museum & Art Gallery, Market Square, Preston, PR1 2PP.
  • St Michael's Church Kirkham, Church Street, Kirkham, Preston, PR4 2SE.
  • Gibbon Bridge Hotel, Green Lane, Chipping, Preston, PR3 2TQ.
  • The Continental, South Meadow Lane, Preston, PR1 8JP.
  • Howick House, Howick Park Avenue, Penwortham, Preston, PR1 0LS.