Christmas at the Castle 2018

15th and 16th December 2018

Lancastrians and visitors to the city 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 15th & Sunday 16th December 2018.  Open daily between 10.30am to 5.00pm.

Christmas Market:

Visit 40 stalls from local and regional artisans and makers, and find the perfect gifts for Christmas.  Stalls including handmade gifts and jewellery, wood crafts, aromatic candles, natural beauty products, photographic art and frames, artisan cheeses, chutneys and relishes, locally baked pies, traditional fudges and sweets, 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, artisan coffee, breads and bakes, crepes and waffles.

Festive stage programme:

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

Visit Santa in his Winter Wonderland at Lancaster Castle:

This Christmas ‘Step into the Story’ returns to Lancaster Castle to bring you another unique interactive festive experience! Bring your children to meet Santa and Mrs Claus in style as you step into a magical winter wonderland at the glorious Lancaster Castle.  Be sure to book early as last year the Santa’s Grotto sold out.

Please visit the Santa’s Grotto Facebook event page and ticketing page:



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