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Christmas events in Preston 2022

Happy girl in festive setting

There are lots of festive themed things to do in Preston this Christmas. From Christmas performances, seasonal markets and a series of festive craft workshops to seasonal staples, such as the lights switch on and the Christmas Panto, there's plenty for all the family to enjoy.

Santa will also be making his annual visits to special places before his big day, in the weeks leading up to Christmas day, which you can find more information about on our Where to meet Santa in Preston page.

Before heading to the city centre, don't don't forget to check out where you can find free Christmas parking in the city centre.


Christmas Carols in the Chamber - Town Hall

08 December 2022: Christmas Carols lovingly performed by The Intact Singers In the Town Hall.

Three Victorian Christmases in Winckley Square

08 December 2022: Enjoy a cosy Christmassy experience from the Friends of Winckley Square with a Victorian Christmas Talk by Susan Douglass.

Concert "From Ukraine to UK"

09 December 2022: Ukrainian Culture, Music, and Soul in the Heart of Britain at a Charity Concert in Preston.

Mother Goose - A Family Pantomime - Preston Playhouse

9 December 2022: Preston Musical Comedy Society's Christmas Pantomime for 2022 is Mother Goose, possibly the oldest panto story of them all.

Preston Youth Dance Company Christmas Performance - Preston Market

10 December 2022: Preston Youth Dance Company are bringing their Christmas performance to Preston Markets as part of their free festive weekends.

Winckley Square - Christmas Concert

11 December 2022: Friends of Winckley Square's annual Christmas Concert is back!

Christmas Calm Sound Bath Event for Women - Millennium Hall

11 December 2022: Slow down, relax and escape the busyness of December.

Preston Ukulele Strummers Society Christmas Performance - Preston Market

17 December 2022: The Preston Ukulele Strummers Society are back this Christmas as part of Preston Markets free festive Saturdays.

Carols by Candlelight - Samlesbury Hall

20 December 2022: Outreach Opera's beautiful evening of popular opera arias and duets.

WanderWoods Santa Experience

Various dates throughout December: Journey through an elven portal directly to the North Pole to visit Santa and see the joy on the Children's faces!

Santa by The Lake - Brockholes

Numerous dates throughout December: Santa is back at Brockholes! Go and meet him in his workshop set against the backdrop of their beautiful Meadow Lake.

Santa's Post Box - Brockholes

Numerous dates throughout December: Write your letter to Santa, before heading off on a winter walk to Santa's Post Box, following Brockholes' self-led trail, and collect a hot chocolate upon completion.

Christmas Crafts - Brockholes

Numerous dates throughout December: Join the fun at Brockholes for one of their festive Christmas craft sessions in fabulous natural surroundings.

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