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Christmas Markets in Preston 2023

9 November 2023

Festive mugs

Wrap up warm and explore some festive Christmas Markets across the city and surrounding Lancashire areas.

When it comes to getting into the Christmas spirit, you can't help but feel those seasonal vibes when visiting a Christmas Market. With ample Yuletide stalls packed with festive food and artisan craft gift ideas, plus mulled wine and other tempting treats, they make the perfect annual staple in your calendar over the Christmas period.

South Planks Christmas Market

Location - Barton
Date/time - Saturday and Sunday from 18 November to 17 December 
Cost - Free

Enjoy live music as you meander around an array of festive artisan stalls showcasing a fantastic range of arts and crafts with scrumptious food and heart warming hot drinks available throughout the day. In addition to this, find your perfect real Christmas Tree, available from Saturday 18 November.

For more information visit South Planks Farm - Christmas Markets.

Christmas Gift Fayre and lunch

Location - Ribby Hall
Date/time - Friday 17 November
Cost - £35 per person

Take a trip to Ribby Hall and make a head start with your Christmas gift and stocking fillers this season. With a festive cocktail on arrival, followed by a delicious 3 course lunch after wandering around the stalls, it makes a great day out for friends and loved ones.

For more information and how to book visit Ribby Hall - Christmas Gift Fayre and Lunch.

Christmas Artisan Markets

Location - Brockholes
Date/time - 25 - 26 November (10am - 4pm)
Cost - Free

Come and visit artisan businesses from around the North West showcasing their products and create a brilliant, unique market right here at Brockholes.

Open to the public from 10am until 4pm, these markets are a brilliant opportunity to enjoy local businesses, treat yourself or a loved one, and experience a wonderful day out at one of the North West's most loved nature reserves.

For more information visit Brockholes  - Christmas Artisan Market.

Makers and Craft Market

Location - Lancashire Archives
Date/time - 25 November (10:30am - 3:30pm)
Cost - Free

Lancashire Archives have invited makers, crafts people and creatives to their first makers market - with a hint of vintage. There will also be free card-making workshops for all ages and musical entertainment from HattieBee and Megan Rose vintage singers.

Christmas Fair at Samlesbury Hall

Location - Samlesbury Hall
Date/time - 26 November (11am - 4pm)
Cost - Free

Bring your family and friends to celebrate the start of the Christmas season at Samlesbury Hall with their festive fair!

Wander through the Hall and browse a variety stalls displaying local products from across our beautiful county.

Brockholes Winter Fayre

Location - Brockholes
Date/time - 1 December (5pm - 9pm)
Cost - £6 - £12

Step into a winter wonderland filled with Christmas lights, artisan markets, delicious food and drink stalls, and even a chance to meet Santa himself. Get into the festive spirit with live music and traditional fairground games; Brockholes Winter Fayre is the perfect way to kickstart your seasonal celebrations.

For more information and how to book see Brockholes Winter Fayre.

Hoghton Tower Christmas Gift Market

Location - Hoghton Tower
Date/time -  2 and 3 December (10am - 3pm)
Cost - £2 per car

Get into the Christmas spirit with a trip to Hoghton Tower. With a variety of local artists, makers and traders, plus the wonderful Hoghton in Harmony choir singing a selection of Christmas classics, you're sure to enjoy a festive filled day.

For more information and how to book visit Hoghton Tower - Christmas Gift Market.

Black Bull Christmas Market

Location - Black Bull Pub
Date/time - 3 December (12pm - 4pm)
Cost - Free

Join in with the RJ Arts Christmas Market at the Black Bull Ember Inn in Fulwood. Food and drinks, lovely hand made items, as well as some not hand made favourites, all just in time for Christmas!

Festive Market at Chew's Yard

Location - Chew's Yard, Preston City Centre
Date/time - 9 December (12noon  - 5pm)
Cost - Free

Visit Chew's Yard, the city's major new venue, for a fantastic festive market featuring stalls from local makers. Come and pick up a special Christmas gift or two.

The Festive Market is just one of a host of brilliant Yuletide events taking place as part of their special 12 day Christmas pop up running across three long weekends in December. To find out more see The Chew's Yard Pop Up.

Christmas Makers Market

Location - Preston Flag Market
Date/time - 9 December (10am - 4pm)
Cost - Free

Head on down to the Christmas Makers Market, where local artisans and craftsmen will gather to showcase their talents offering a wide range of unique and handcrafted gifts. Pick up delicious local goodies ranging from decadent cakes and handmade breads to an array of cheeses and locally distilled Gins.

For more information see Christmas Makers Market.

Cannon Street Market

Location - Cannon Street/Preston City Centre
Date/time - 14 December (12am - 7pm)
Cost - Free

Cannon Street will play host to a Christmas market for you to peruse before Christmas day.

There will be multiple stalls full of amazing gifts, food and drink including Hot Chocolate and Mulled wine, and of course, a singing Mrs Christmas.

For more information see Cannon Street Market.

Discover more Christmas events in Preston

To find out what else is taking place over the festive season see Christmas in Preston 2023.

Also take a look at our Christmas blogs for more ideas and inspiration on things to do and see over the festive period.

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Map address for Christmas Markets in Preston

South Planks Farm, Barton, Lancashire, PR3 5AB
Ribby Hall, Ribby Road, Kirkham, Preston, PR4 2PR
Brockholes Nature Reserve, Preston Lancashire, PR5 0AG
Samlesbury Hall, Preston New Road, Samlesbury, Preston, PR5 0UP
Lancashire Record Office, Bow Lane, Preston, PR1 2RE
Hoghton Tower, Blackburn Old Road, Hoghton, Preston, PR5 0SH
The Black Bull, 315 Garstang Road, Fulwood, Preston PR2 9UP
Chew's Yard, 103-111 Market Street West, Preston, PR1 2HB
Preston Flag Market, 4 Cheapside, Preston, PR1 2AP
Cannon Street, Preston