A festive guide of things to do...


November 25th:

Sandbach Christmas Lights Switch-On: Join the team at the Market Tavern as it illuminates with festive lights. The evening promises a delightful start to the holiday season.

Stalybridge Christmas Lights Switch-On: Extend the festive spirit at Old Hunters Tavern with their Christmas light switch-on event, illuminating the night with holiday cheer.

November 27th:

Garstang Lights Switch-On: Experience the magic of the market town of Garstang as the town's lights are switched on, creating a cosy ambiance for the upcoming holiday festivities.

December 2nd:

New Mills Lights Switch-On: Experience the joy of Christmas with a Peak District Christmas lights switch on.


November 30th - December 2nd:

Experience the charm of Kirkby Lonsdale during its Christmas Fair Weekend, featuring a variety of town-wide events and festivities. Pay a visit to the Red Dragon whilst your visiting the festive market town.

December 1st:

Explore the charming Christmas market around Sandbach and pop into the Market Tavern, featuring local artisans and vendors offering unique gifts and holiday treats.

December 2nd - 4th:

Embrace the holiday spirit at Ashton-Under-Lyne's Christmas markets, where you can find an array of handcrafted goods and delicious seasonal delights. Pop into the Broadoak to warm up afterwards.

December 9th:

Head to The Andrew Arms in Compstall for a delightful Christmas market experience in their car park, featuring a variety of stalls and seasonal goodies. Why not take a walk crisp walk around Etherow park beforehand too.

Explore the nearby market and ice rink, just a short 5-minute walk from the Three Mariners, for a delightful day out with family and friends.


December 2nd:

Join The White Lion Great Longstone for their Christmas Wreath Workshop. Get creative at The White Lion's Christmas workshop, where you can craft your own festive decorations while enjoying mulled wine and mince pies.


December 16th:

Enjoy Breakfast with Santa in the Peak District. Treat your little ones to a magical morning with Santa at The White Lion, Great Longstone. Enjoy crafts, breakfast, a small gift, and a heart warming story with Santa himself.

December 16th:

Witness the enchanting arrival of Santa in Lancaster. 🎅 Catch Santa with the majestic Robinsons Shire Horses at Wagon & Horses in Lancaster, accompanied by live music for a truly festive experience.

December 18th:

Gather for carols and meet Father Christmas in the heart of Garstang, spreading holiday joy and creating cherished memories. Enjoy festive cheer at the Royal Oak afterwards.

December 23rd - 24th:

Share a special breakfast with Santa at The Wagon & Horses in Lancaster and create cherished moments for your little ones.


December 22nd:

The White Lion Christmas Quiz: Test your knowledge at The White Lion's Christmas Quiz hosted by Andy Gray. Enjoy fun questions, quiz bingo, and the chance to win prizes, all for a good cause (scroll up for website!)


December 24th:

Join the Kirkby Lonsdale community for heart-warming carols around the tree at the Red Dragon, accompanied by mulled wine to keep you warm on Christmas Eve.

Ashton 6th Form College Christmas Fair: Visit Ashton 6th Form College for their Christmas Fair, where you can find unique gifts and support local artisans and businesses.

Note: Please check the respective venues for specific event timings and additional details to ensure a memorable and enjoyable Christmas season!