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12 things to do in Lancaster for Christmas

PUBLISHED: 15:34 17 November 2017 | UPDATED: 15:34 17 November 2017

Lancaster Priory by David Moorhouse

Lancaster Priory by David Moorhouse

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There are more than twelve days of Christmas entertainment during the festive period in Lancaster

November 17-20

International Food Market

A four day gift and food market comes to Dalton Square with craft workshops and circus street performers on the Saturday.

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From November 20

Late Night Shopping

Every Thursday until Christmas, there’s late night shopping until 9pm, including free parking from 6pm

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November 24-January 6

Aladdin

The popular pantomime runs at the Dukes Theatre

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November 24-26

Christmas Market

The Lancaster Brewery host their annual Christmas Market

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November 26

The Snow Lion

Grab a photo with the mystical Snow Lion with its magical White Queen at the Marketgate Shopping Centre.

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November 26

Santa Salsa and Christmas Lights switch-on

Tha Santa Salsa is followed by the big event, the Christmas light switch on in Market Square

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December 2-9

Dick Whittington

Lancaster Footlights presents another fabulous and fun-filled traditional family pantomime at the Lancaster Grand Theatre

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December 10

Christmas reindeer

Meet the Christmas reindeer in the Market Square before they get ready for their busiest day of the year on Christmas Eve.

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December 14-17

Meet the Makers craft fair

Buy someone a creative gift at the Makers craft fair in the aptly named St Nicholas Arcades.

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December 14-16

A Christmas Carol

See Charles Dickens’ most famous Christmas story in the beautiful surroundings of Lancaster Castle’s Shire Hall.

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December 16-17

Christmas at the Castle

Christmas market stalls, street food, mulled wines and ciders, cakes and treats, Santas Grotto, Christmas props and Christmas music and stage programme.

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December 22-23

Christmas Spectacular

The Christmas Candelit Spectacular takes place at Lancaster Priory a few days before Christmas.

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