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St Catherine’s Christmas festival got everyone in the festive mood

Posted on - 3rd December, 2019 - 12:00pm | Author - | Posted in - Charities, Christmas, Photos, Preston News, What's On in Preston
St Catherines Hospice charity bucket at last weekends celebrations.
The event was held to raise money for local Charity St Catherines Hospice. Pic: St Catherines Hospice

St Catherine’s Hospice welcomed the community into its grounds for the charity’s fantastic Christmas Festival.

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The two-day festive fundraiser, took place from 11am until 3pm Saturday (30th November) and Sunday (1st December) at St Catherine’s Park in Lostock Hall.

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The festival included Santa’s Grotto and fairground rides, gift stalls, festive food and drink and live entertainment.

The day also included lots of activities and attractions around our gardens and in the covered marquee, including donkey rides, birds of prey, external traders and our own pop-up charity shops selling winter wear and books, a craft fair, an amazing art and photography exhibition perfect for presents, and more.

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The Mill Outside served up bratwurst sausages, hotpot, mulled wine and more festive favourites.

The Mill has now launched its seasonal Christmas Afternoon Tea which is being held over the festive season.

Did you go to the festival? See if you can see yourself in the pictures below.

Choirs singining christmas songs.
Choirs singining christmas songs. Pic: St Catherines Hospice
Activities on offer included decorating gingerbread men.
Activities on offer included decorating gingerbread men. Pic: St Catherines Hospice
Mulled Wine being sold.
Mulled Wine was also avaliable. Pic: St Catherines Hospice
Live Music inside the Marquee
Live festive tunes over the weekend. Pic: St Catherines Hospice
Family fun with Santa giving out presents.
Family fun with Santa giving out presents. Pic: St Catherines Hospice
Families celebrating the festive season at St Catherines Fair.
Have you been naughty or nice? Pic: St Catherines Hospice
Santa made a special appearance!
Santa made a special appearance! Pic: St Catherines Hospice
Games and activites were held all weekend to raise money for the charity.
Games and activites were held all weekend to raise money for the charity. Pic: St Catherines Hospice
Santa was feeling very generous this weekend.
Santa was feeling very generous this weekend. Pic: St Catherines Hospice
South Ribble Mayor Harry Hancock holding a Tawny Owl
South Ribble Mayor Harry Hancock holding a Tawny Owl. Pic: St Catherines Hospice
Everyone was feeling very festive at the event.
Everyone was feeling very festive at the event. Pic: St Catherines Hospice
Rides and games made festive fun for all.
Rides and games made festive fun for all. Pic: St Catherines Hospice
Festive Photo Props avaliable to get that festive photo.
Festive Photo Props avaliable to get that festive photo. Pic: St Catherines Hospice
Families getting ready for christmas.
Families getting ready for christmas. Pic: St Catherines Hospice
Families getting ready for christmas.
Families getting ready for christmas. Pic: St Catherines Hospice
Bratwurst and other food and drink was on offer for the weekend.
Bratwurst and other food and drink was on offer for the weekend. Pic: St Catherine Hospice
Children celebrating at the fair
Everyones getting in the festive spirit. Pic: St Catherines Hospice
Families tasting the festive food on offer st St Catherines Christmas Fair.
Families tasting the festive food on offer st St Catherines Christmas Festival. Pic: St Catherines Hospice
The local community celebrated together at the christmas fair.
The local community celebrated together at the christmas festival. Pic: St Catherines Hospice
Posing for some christmassy photos
Posing for some christmassy photos. Pic: St Catherines Hospice
Rides on offer to get in the festive feel.
Rides on offer to get in the festive feel. Pic: St Catherines Hospice
Loads of food and drink avaliable to visitors.
Loads of food and drink avaliable to visitors. Pic: St Catherines Hospice
Santas Grotto ready for children to give Santa their christmas lists.
Santas Grotto ready for children to give Santa their christmas lists. Pic: St Catherines Hospice

Did you go to the St Catherine’s Christmas Festival? Tell us what you thought in the comments section.

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