Christmas at the Castle 2017

16th December 2017

The people of Lancaster are invited to come and celebrate Christmas at the Castle this December with a festive fayre for all the family. The Christmas at the Castle market and courtyard’s will be FREE to Enter.

Saturday 16th & Sunday 17th December 2017.  10.30am to 5.30pm

Christmas Market:

Visit 40 stalls, including handmade gifts and jewellery, artisan cheeses, chutneys and relishes, locally baked pies, traditional fudges and sweets, aromatic candles, handmade wood crafts, natural beauty products, photographic art and frames, festive branded books, rare fine wines and specialist liqueurs and spirits.  A wide selection of hot and cold food stalls are also open, including handmade cupcakes and mellow marshmallows, hog roast, traditional Indian food, artisan coffee, breads and bakes, crepes and waffles.

Stage programme:

Music will be playing all day, including sets by bell-ringers, carol-singers, brass bands, school bands, jazz pianists and carnival bands.  Everything you need to get you into the festive mood and full of Christmas cheer!

Santas Grotto:

Santa returns to his rustic grotto in the Castle again this year, where he is waiting to receive your Christmas letters, hear your Christmas wishes and present you with a small Christmas gift, but only if you have been good this year, of course! The Grotto is organised through ‘The Lapland Experience & Events by Step into the Story’ company. Please visit their Facebook event page or ticketing page:

Facebook page:

Ticket page:–Christmas-Grotto/13085697/

Sorry, but we are no longer taking bookings for stalls, as we are fully subscribed.

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