In Case You Missed It: Five stories from Preston this week November 20 to 26

Posted on - 27th November, 2021 - 8:00am | Author - | Posted in - In Case You Missed It, Preston News
Sunrise over snowy rooftops in Preston Pic: Tony Worrall
Sunrise over snowy rooftops in Preston Pic: Tony Worrall

This week, the temperature has seriously dropped and we’ve got our coats, hats and scarves at the ready as we prepare for the festive season.


We don’t know about you, but with less than a month to go, we’ve been feeling seriously festive – so here’s our top pick of the festive stories from Blog Preston this week!

Galloway’s Santa’s Grotto returning to St George’s Shopping Centre 

Santa will be returning to Galloway’s

Seasonal magic is set to return to St George’s Shopping Centre this year as Galloway’s are providing their annual festive grotto.

Visitors will be able to meet Santa in exchange for a donation to Galloway’s sight loss charity every weekend from Saturday November 27, then every day from Monday December 20 until Christmas Eve.

Read the full story here.

Preston mum launches toy appeal to give Christmas gifts to children on ward eight of Royal Preston Hospital

Lorna and her children Seran (L) and Liam (R)

A mum from Preston has launched a toy appeal to ensure children on ward eight at Royal Preston Hospital receive a present this Christmas.

Lorna Connors has two children: Seren who is almost four and Liam who has just turned two.

Lorna wanted to launch a toy appeal as her son Liam has been taken care of at RPH many times.

Read the full story here.

Santa’s grotto being held at Preston city centre hotel


Number 10 Preston

No.10 Preston are hosting some magical Christmas events which children are bound to love.

On Wednesday, December 1, snow is set to fall at No.10 Preston, and people are invited to enjoy the snowy festive wonderland.

Then, children will have the opportunity to meet the real Santa in his festive grotto on Saturday, December 11.

Read the full story here.

Cotton Court Christmas present appeal renewed for 2021

Amy, Rob and Rochelle with presents donated to last year's gift appeal
Amy, Rob and Rochelle with presents donated to last year’s gift appeal

A Preston business centre is ensuring disadvantaged children have a present to open this Christmas.

Cotton Court Business Centre is once again championing Barnardo’s after working with the children’s charity for the last nine years through the Christmas Gift Appeal.

The appeal unites individuals and businesses across the county to ensure that the young people that Barnardo’s support in Lancashire have Christmas gifts.

Read the full story here.

Hoghton Tower Christmas Markets set to be fun for all the family

Hoghton Tower, Historic House, Lancashire

Hoghton Tower is set to hold a Christmas Market later this month, and they’re promising something for all of the family.

For one day only there will be artisan goods and festive gifts on offer at the authentic market, which will be held in the spectacular 16th century manor house, near Preston.

The market will run from 11am to 4pm on Sunday, 28 November, with a dazzling array of crafts and gifts on offer.

Read the full story here.

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