Whether you’re doing your Christmas shopping, catching up with friends or going ‘Out Out’, Preston city centre has all the festive cheer you’re looking for.Advertisement
Supporting the high street, Preston City Council has commissioned a series of ‘Christmas Enhancements’ to make visiting the city centre a little more special this year, working with partners to ensure there’s something extra every weekend during the festive period.
On Saturday 27 November, Father Christmas is sending a pair of his famous reindeer, some Christmas elves and his iconic sleigh to Winckley Square Gardens for a magical experience. This free family event (taking place 11am to 3pm) will also have the opportunity for face painting and festive selfies in the inflatable snow globe.
The Mayor of Preston is hosting the annual, ticketed Carols in the Chamber event Friday 3 December for anyone looking for a more traditional evening with your favourite carols. The next day, Saturday 4 December 10am to 2pm, the Reindeer and Friends are back in Winckley Square Gardens, this time joined by larger-than-life penguins and Preston Ukulele Strummer’s Society. While you’re in the city centre, you won’t want to miss the ever-popular Record Fair, brass bands and Mistletoe Belles based at Preston Markets.
Returning to the Flag Market on Saturday 11 December is the ever-popular Preston Makers Market, offering an array of gifts and goodies. Later that day, you don’t want to miss the ‘Bratwurst and Butter Pie’ late night shopping event hosted by independent businesses on Cannon Street, Winckley Street and Guildhall Street.
The next day join The Friends of Winckley Square for their Christmas Concert in the Gardens on Sunday 12 December, from 3pm to 5.30pm.
Finally, you don’t want to miss A Winckley Wonderland which is coming to Winckley Square Gardens on Saturday 18 December with merry fun, refreshments and activities for all the family to enjoy. You’ll meet familiar characters, be able to take part in Christmas adventures and of course, meet with Father Christmas himself.
Preston has something for everyone this festive season, giving you even more reason to shop, eat and drink local – funded by ERDF and HM Government.
Find out more on the Visit Preston website.
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