Nothing raises your Christmas joy quite like a fabulously festive market. All those inspirational stalls packed with gorgeous gift ideas – plus it’s Christmas tradition to have a cheeky mulled wine as you browse!

To really make the most of the holiday atmosphere, extend your visit with a trip to the theatre, a meal or even an overnight stay. That way you’ll avoid all the crowds and can truly relax and enjoy the season.

To help you get your fill of festive cheer, our elves have found the best Christmas markets near you.


Experience the Whalley Pickwick Festival

Three Christmas cheers for this annual event that has festive treats for the whole family. There are gift stalls, brass bands, children’s entertainment, Father Christmas and, of course, his adorable reindeer. How can you resist?

Opening Date

Thursday 1st December

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Double festive fun in Wigan

Why have just one Christmas market when you can have two? Wigan Council are bursting with so much festive spirit that they’re treating both Leigh and Wigan to a yuletide extravaganza of handmade gifts, gingerbread goodies, fresh German Bratwurst sausages and more. Double the joy by saving 25% with a DUO ticket when two adults travel together.

Opening Dates

Friday 25th November – Tuesday 20th December

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Last minute shopping in Preston

Preston’s first ever Christmas Maker’s Markets are hitting the city this December. Perfect for picking up those last minute goodies, you’ll find jewellery, arts and crafts from some of the area’s best local artists. And why not let us be your sleigh for the day and save up to 60% when you buy your tickets in advance online?

Opening Dates

Saturday 17th - Sunday 18th December

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