Garstang Victorian Christmas Festival
Tuesday, 10 December 2019 @ 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm
High Street, High St, Garstang, Preston PR3 1EA, UK
A favorite local festival for us. We will be starting the event at 6pm with a loud exciting samba drumming parade through the town centre.
The Garstang Victorian Christmas Festival is a huge community event attracting local residents and hundreds of visitors from around the region. The town’s Christmas lights are better than ever, and stalls and carts supplying everything from German sausages to burgers, candy floss to roasted chestnuts. Visitors can also enjoy a glass of mulled wine as they stroll around the town.
Although still a traditional Christmas Festival with a Victorian theme, more modern entertainment is also on offer alongside the traditional. There is usually a Punch and Judy show, morris dancers, and brass bands, whilst stilt walkers and drumming bands often add a touch of polished 21st century entertainment.
And let’s not forget the main man of the night, Santa Claus! He arrives in style led by a band and paraded down the High Street to his grotto, where he settles down to welcome the children.
There is a great selection of small, independent shops in Garstang, and many of them stay open throughout the evenings so you can pop in to purchase those last minute presents. In many you are even welcomed with a glass of wine and a mince pie!
There is always a special welcome to anyone who dresses up in Victorian costume for the night – it all adds to the atmosphere!.
Where To See Us
The carnival starts here………