Here are where the 2018 Christmas Markets are held in Lancashire

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Check out our guide of Christmas Markets.

Preston

Victorian Christmas Festival

Victorian Christmas Festival

Etsy Made Local will take place at the Harris Museum and Art Gallery, in the city of Preston, on the weekend of December 1 and 2, from 11am until 4pm.

The festive market will showcase products from artisan makers across Lancashire.

More than 50 stalls, including chocolatiers, florists, card and textile makers, will fill the grade-I listed surroundings of the Harris.

Crafty Vintage

Ice skating in Lancaster

Ice skating in Lancaster

Crafty Vintage Christmas Market will be at Brockholes Nature Reserve on December 1 and 2, 10am until 4pm.

There will be street food, live music and lots of craft stalls. Free entry.


South Ribble

St Catherine’s Christmas Festival will be on December 1 and 2 at the hospice grounds in Lostock Hall.

There will be seasonal stalls, live entertainment, games, Santa’s Grotto, ice rink, food, a craft fair and fairground rides.

On Saturday, December 1 Blackburn Hawks ice hockey team will be doing a penalty shoot-out on the ice rink.

Penwortham Christmas Markets

Kingsfold Market will be held on Monday, December 3 around the shops on Pope Lane and Hawksbury Drive, from 6pm until 9pm

Liverpool Road Market will be held on Wednesday, December 12 alongside the shops on Liverpool Road, from 6pm until 9pm

The Walled Garden at Worden Park, Leyland, is the venue for a Christmas Market, organised by Brothers of Charity Services, on Sunday, December 2, from 11am- 3pm. There will be a Santa’s grotto, reindeer, craft stalls, workshops, festive food and drink.

Read more: Manchester Christmas Markets: Dates, times, locations - everything you need to know

Chorley

Totally Locally Chorley businesses and traders have organised a Christmas market along Chapel Street in Chorley on Sunday, November 25, with special appearances by the Chorley Elf.


Chorley’s Winter Wonderland will open on Cleveland Street car park on Saturday, December 8 until Sunday, January 6 and will include a real ice rink, festive food, drink and craft stalls, a Bavarian fun house and ride for children and the return of Betty’s Tipis serving drinks.

Hoghton Tower’s Christmas Craftacular takes place on Sunday, December 2, from 10am to 3pm.

Entry is £2 per person (under 16s free)

Stalls with local crafts, a fair and a Santa's grotto. Extra charges apply.

Read more: Here is where you can see Santa in Lancashire

Longridge

Longridge Does Christmas will run from 6pm until 9pm on November 29.

Lights switch on at 7.30pm. There will be numerous activities for children, live music, stalls, a Christmas themed pebble hunt and nearly 70 shops opening on the evening.

he main events will be on Berry Lane and by the Station Buildings. Booths supermarket will be hosting children’s activities too.There will be donkey rides at Towneley Gardens and a Cinderella style Princess carriage offering rides up and down Berry Lane. There will also be a Christmas fair with Santa in attendance at Berry Lane CE Primary school. There will also be a Christmas tree stall.

Longridge Christmas Tree Fair takes place on Saturday, November 24 at St Paul's Church, from 11am to 2pm.

It will include music from the Junior Choir, Father Christmas, mulled wine and mince pies and Christmas stalls.

Clitheroe

Christmas Country Market will take place on Saturday, November 24, from 10am until 4pm, with lots of home made cakes, bakes and savouries; hand crafted jewellery, knits, textiles cards and fine art prints; home grown plants and flowers.

Crafty Vintage at Holmes Mill, Clitheroe, Sunday, December 9, noon until 6pm.

Garstang

Garstang Victorian Christmas Festival - Santa arrives in style and sets up shop in his grotto on the High Street on December 10 and 11, from 6pm until 9pm. There are a vast array of stalls selling everything from hog roast, German sausages, candy floss and doughnuts. Many shops are open all evening so you can buy those last minute gifts.

Crafty Vintage is open at Applestore Cafe, Wyresdale Park, Scorton, on Saturday, November 24 and Sunday, November 25, from 11am until 5pm. Free entry and parking.

Fylde area

St Annes on the Sea Victorian Christmas Festival and Switch On Weekend takes place on Saturday, December 1 and Sunday, December 2, from 10am until 5pm.

Saturday sees a Victorian Costume dress-up parade, a Santa’s grotto, seasonal stalls and live music from Beverley Alexander; Pete Lindup; choirs and carollers; Shanty singers and a brass band.

There will also be a town history walk at 1pm in the main St Annes square; Victorian dancing, Stone the Crows and Southport Swords dance groups, Talons Birds of Prey and vintage cars.

On Sunday there will be more Victorian fun, festive market stalls, as well as Nativity Crib and Carol Service at 3.30pm.

Poulton-le-Fylde Christmas Festival promises lots of market stalls, a visit from Santa, food and drink.

The event kicks off on Friday, December 7, from 10am until 7pm, with a selection of children’s rides and stalls in the town centre selling gifts and an array of hot and cold refreshments.

The lighting of the nativity crib is at 4pm followed by the switch-on of Christmas tree lights. Santa arrives at 5.15pm, with attendees welcome to join him on stage for a singalong. Live music from Blackpool Sixth Rock Bands is from 5.45pm. On Saturday, there will be children’s rides all day. The event is sponsored by Redrow, Chris Allen Ford & Mazda dealership and The Blackpool Sixth Form College.

Blackpool's Luxury Christmas Market Fair - Deceember 9 at Imperial Hotel, Blackpool, from noon until 5pm. The event includes 50 stalls, Santa's grotto, live Christmas music, festive food and drink. Entry is £1 for adults, children free. Free parking available.

Viva Blackpool is running a three-week continuous indoor Christmas market, from December 6.
With shows every day, both in the afternoon and evening in the main theatre, there will be festive markets with mulled wine, and magical Christmas songs.

Lancaster

Christmas at the Castle will be held in Lancaster on December 15 and 16.

The castle market and courtyards will be free to enter between 10.30am to 5pm.

The market will include more than 40 stalls from local and regional artisans and makers. A wide selection of hot and cold food stalls are also open, including hog roast, breads and bakes, crepes and waffles. There is an ice rink in Dalton Square, until December 31.

Crafty Vintage at The Storey, Lancaster, Saturday, December 8, 11am until 4pm.