Looking for something to do this weekend? See our list below for things to do in Preston.Advertisement
Friday 20 December
Tots Club Christmas Party
Wacky Warehouse, Lostock Lane Bamber Bridge, Preston
A Christmas party perfect for your little elves. £5.00 per child and includes Unlimited Play, Christmas Crafts, Festive activities and story time. Party Tea and unlimited Juice and Christmas Present.
Songs from Around Britain
Savick Library Community Friends group, 6 Birkdale Dr, PR2 1UL Preston
They are back for their third year. This year the fabulous Kitty Hawk will be treating to music from all around Britain. The library has been jam backed on their previous two visits.
Carollers Afternoon Tea Party
The Horns Pub & Dining, The Horns Country Inn, The Avenue, PR3 0HR Preston
Enjoy a selection of finely cut festive sandwiches alongside a warm homemade sausage roll, freshly baked scones with Cornish clotted cream and strawberry preserve, and a mouth-watering range of exquisitely presented pastries and mince pies; all whilst the carollers sing your favourite Christmas carols.
£14 per person, book on 01995 601351.
Preston Railway Station Carols
Preston railway station, PR1 8 Preston
There will be Christmas carols to entertain the commuters. Collecting money for charity. Go along and listen to some Christmas cheer with songs like ‘Here we come a’ Wassailing’ and Carol of the Bells and many more.
Santa’s Sleigh Collection
Gregson Green Community Centre, Gregson Lane, PR5 0DP Preston
Santa and his helpers will be making a special trip to Gregson Lane (and some surrounding streets) and Coupe Green collecting donations of tinned items and non-perishable food.
A Christmas Cracker
Penwortham Arts Centre ‘The Venue’, Liverpool Road, PR1 9XE Preston
Last gig of the year and it’s going to be a Chrimble Cracker. Support from the brilliant Ben Newport.
Dick Whittington by Barry Crossley
Preston Musical Comedy Society, Unit 1, Pittman Court, Pittman Court, Fulwood, PR2 9ZG Preston
The traditional tale of Dick Whittington becoming thrice Lord Mayor of London. With Sarah the Cook and Idle Jack bringing lots of comedy and jokes, this fast-paced panto will get you in the mood for Christmas, plus fantastic costumes and great musical numbers.
Mad Friday LIVE Music
The Northern Way Preston, 79 Friargate, PR1 2ED Preston
Some great live music for MAD FRIDAY – talented Due Rare Acoustic will be entertaining throughout the evening!
LIVE music! Two Hats Blues Band
Dog and Partridge, 44 Friargate, PR1 2AT Preston
The unique trio are back! Putting a twist on your classic blues, these guys play a diverse set that gets everybody feeling good.
Belly Dance Night
Taboosh restaurant cafe Preston, 300 Fylde Road, PR2 2NJ Preston
See a belly dancer in the shisha lounge.
Saturday 21 December
Meet Anna and Elsa
St George’s Shopping Centre, 28 Friargate, Preston PR1 2TU
A day of fantastic, frozen fun at the centre with two special guests! Anna and Elsa will be meeting and greeting with fans as well as photo opportunities.Enjoy singing along to the iconic music from the major motion picture with the princesses!
A Magical Meeting with Father Christmas
Hoghton Tower, PR5 0SH Preston
Meetings with Father Christmas will take place from 10am to 2pm and are £7.50 per child. Must be booked online.There are also Christmas Carols with Santa & His Elves at 3 pm & 4pm for £5 per person.
Santa’s Grotto and Christmas Markets
Bowland Wild Boar Animal Park, PR3 2QT
11am – 2pm
Christmas stalls offering mulled wine, crafts/gifts and food. There is also a grotto where the little ones can meet Santa and receive a gift for a £5 additional charge.
Christmas at the Belvedere
Avenham and Miller Parks, PR1 8JT
11am – 11.30am
Meet at the South Meadow Lane entrance (near Continental pub) under the bridge. From there take a tractor ride through the park up to Santa’s grotto at the Belvedere. Children will have time to chat with Father Christmas before receiving a gift. Christmas at the Belvedere takes place at 11am, 12pm, 1pm, and 2pm. The cost is £10 per child plus £3 per accompanying adult. Booking not essential but to guarantee a place call 01772 906471 (Monday to Friday office hours).
Life Drawing at the Harris
The Harris, Market Square, PR1 2PP Preston
Harris’s popular life drawing sessions take place in the beautiful fine art galleries. All abilities are welcome. This session is open to over 18s. Suggested donation on the day £3. All proceeds will support future events.Please note, there will be no admittance after 12 noon. You will also need to bring your own dry materials and paper.
Santa’s Naughty Elves Christmas Afternoon Tea
Happy Bunnies, 4A Chapel Lane, PR45 Preston
12pm or 2pm
A fantastic festive afternoon tea with them mischievous elves & Christmas fairy! They will be here to entertain, sing & bring absolute fun to your afternoon!Adults £17.95, Children £15.95, Under 3 £5 (attending only).
Baby Beat Appeal
St George’s Shopping Centre, 28 Friargate, Preston PR1 2TU
The Nwas Choir will be singing at St George’s Shopping Centre Preston and raising money for baby beat appeal.
Lea Club Ltd, 872 Blackpool Road
It’s panto – but not as you might know it! Penned by Melodrama Director and proud feminist Melanie Ash, Sleeping Beauty is a panto with a twist!
Christmas Saturday Sing
KTB Music, Moss Lane, Little Hoole, PR4 4SX Preston
If you love singing, but don’t read music go along on a Saturday afternoon to the KTB Music sing, Singing is a huge contribution to your wellness, as long as you’re having fun.There’s no joining fee, no membership forms, it’s just a drop-in session.£3 a session (including a brew and a biscuit).
Old Blackbull And Christmas Cheer!
Old Black Bull, 35 Friargate, PR1 2AT Preston
The big Christmas gig for the band.
Sunday 22 December
Toddler Christmas Climb
Clip n Climb Preston, 1b Wyder Court, Millennium city park, PR2 5BW Preston
Toddler Christmas Party for ages 2 to 4 years.Includes Fun Climbing, Soft play and Snack… also see Santa and receive a present! £8.50 per child
Free Parking Jazz Fusion Christmas special
The Ferret, 55 Fylde Road, PR1 2XQ Preston
The best Jazz fusion in town to put you in party mood on the Sunday before Christmas Day.
With the legendary Harold Salisbury, Norman Helm the funkiest Bass player, Paul Burgess from 10cc and Guitar hero Keith Ashcroft. £3.00 entry.
Junior parkrun Christmas fancy dress & foodbank collection
Avenham Park, S Meadow Ln, PR1 3 Preston
For the last run before Christmas get into the Christmas spirit by getting dressed up. Also collecting for the Salvation Army foodbank if you’d like to drop a donation off.
Christmas Farmers’ Market & Crafts
Cuerden Valley Park, The Visitor Centre, Berkeley Drive, Bamber Bridge, PR5 6BY
Lots of lovely local food for Christmas and last-minute gifts and stocking-fillers. Cuerden View Cafe also open until 4pm.
Free tours with King Henry VIII
Samlesbury Hall, PR5 0UP Preston
Watch your heads as the King of England takes you on a guided tour of the Hall!Tours begin in the Great Hall at 11am and 2pm.There is no need to book and the tours are free, but donations are welcome.
The Christmas craft Fair
The Wheatsheaf Garstang, Park Hill Rd, PR3 1EL Preston
The Girls are back with the local crafts, get those Christmas gifts for all the family.
Santa’s Grotto Meet and Greet
Cop Lane Coffee House and Restaurant, 244 Cop Lane, PR1 9AB Preston
A chance to meet Santa and receive a special gift.
Christmas Comedy Club
Vinyl Tap Preston28-30 Adelphi Street, PR1 7BE Preston
It’s the last Comedy Club before Christmas. The Irrepressible Barrie Heap returns once more with the best in new stand up. There’ll be Christmas drinks offers and one or two surprises along the way!
Carols at the Conti with St Stephen’s Choir
New Continental, South Meadow Lane, PR18 Preston
Continuing a highly popular Continental tradition, St Stephen’s Community Choir join them once again for an evening of Carol Singing.
Are you going to any exciting events this weekend? Let us know in the comments below.