The countdown to Christmas is on and what better way to spend it than at a festive market.

Due to the pandemic many Christmas markets did not go ahead meaning this year they are back with a bang and promise to be bigger and better than ever. 

The markets are filled with good food, local products and entertainment meaning there is something for all ages.

There are markets all over the area and we've rounded up the best ones for you to visit to get you in the Christmassy spirit. 

Which markets are on in Lacnashire?


When: November 12 – December 23

Where: Located all over the city centre, but the main hub is at Piccadilly Gardens

One of the biggest markets in the region, the famous Manchester markets are returning to the city with more than 300 festive stalls selling food, drinks and items that are perfect for Christmas gifts.


When: December 5, 12pm - 5.30pm

Where: Croston Village with Santa's Grotto at Croston Sports Club

Father Christmas is making a visit to Croston this year from 12pm, alongside carol singers and a brass band.

There will be a light switch on at 5pm and a prize draw from 4.30pm. 


When: November 19, 20 & 21 3pm-9pm

Where: Lancaster Brewery

Stalls at the Lancaster Christmas market will feature lots of crafts and gifts perfect for festive stocking fillers. 


When: November 25 - 28 & December 3 - 12

Where: Heskin Hall 

Lots of artisan stalls will feature at the Heskin Hall markets, as well as a choir, children's rides and an appearance by Santa. 


When: November 28 11am - 4pm 

Where: Samlesbury Hall

A travelling Dutch organ will perform with local singer Dawn Vickers. 

There will be delicious treats from Dottie's Wafflery and hot drinks served at the hall.