Take a walk in a winter wonderland when St Catherine’s Hospice hosts its annual Christmas Festival next weekend.Advertisement
The family fun event takes place in St Catherine’s Park in Lostock Hall between 11am and 3pm on Saturday and Sunday, December 1 and 2 with a host of festive attractions for all ages.
Visit Santa in his grotto, take a spin on the ice rink, browse the seasonal stalls and tuck into delicious festive food and mulled wine from The Mill Outside – the catering service of the hospice’s popular onsite café, The Mill.
There will also be live music throughout the weekend, a fairground, craft fair, games and the Christmas Raffle – which has an amazing £4,000 jackpot.
On Sunday morning, the Blackburn Hawks ice hockey team will be taking to the ice rink for a thrilling penalty shoot-out, and will be available for photographs and signings with visitors.
Lorraine Charlesworth, director of community and income at St Catherine’s, said: “Our Christmas Festival is a fantastic event and is always greatly supported and enjoyed by our communities.
“Fundraising events like this help us in our efforts to care for local people with life-shortening illnesses at the hospice, out in the community, and in people’s own homes, so it would be great to see lots of visitors getting into the Christmas spirit next weekend whilst showing support for their local hospice.”
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Visitors not arriving on foot are asked to use the free park and ride shuttle bus service from the Leyland Trucks car park on Croston Road.
The main entrance to the hospice will be closed to vehicles throughout the festival – on-site parking is limited to visitors to the hospice’s in-patient unit and disabled festival goers, who are asked to access via Todd Lane South and St Catherine’s Way.
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For updates and more details about the Christmas Festival, follow St Catherine’s Hospice on Facebook @stcatherinespre.