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Your Christmas What's On Guide

The cast of Cinderella at the Lancaster Grand on stage at the city's Christmas Lights Switch On

Here is your What's On Guide for what's coming up in the local area over the next seven days and the festive season in general.

Lancaster on Ice  

General skating sessions of 1 hour (45 minutes on the ice) at the fabulous Dalton Square seasonal ice-rink.

Daily until January 8 (except Christmas Day), Dalton Square, Lancaster


Cinderella: Christmas Panto 

The traditional family pantomime enhanced by lots of fantastic musical numbers, dancing, dazzling costumes and audience participation. 

Until Friday December 30, various dates and times, Lancaster Grand


Dick Whittington: Adult Panto 

After Dark Entertainment bring more crazy Christmas chaos with their own special seasonal take on the popular tale. Strictly 18+! 

Until Monday December 19, various dates and times, Lancaster Grand


Jane Austen Lecture 

Join Lancaster University's English Literature and Creative Writing Department for a public lecture on the famous author. 

Wednesday December 7, 7:30pm, The Storey, Lancaster


The MerseyBeats Christmas Show 

Featuring live music from The Merseybeats, plus the stars of the 60s The Fabulous Fontaines, as well as Searchin and Reelin’ & Rockin’. 

Saturday December 10, 7:30pm, The Platform, Morecambe


Robin Hood 

The popular story with a North Lancashire twist, with fun for all the family.

Twice daily (times vary) until Saturday December 31 (no shows on Sundays), The Dukes, Lancaster



For the first time in nearly 50 years, a professional family Christmas pantomime returns to the historic theatre.

Saturday December 10 - Saturday December 24, various times, Morecambe Winter Gardens


Queer Boots 10th Anniversary 

Lancaster's longest-running queer dance night, including cabaret and dance tunes, raising money for a number of important causes.

Saturday December 10, 8pm, The Gregson Centre, Lancaster



Lancaster BID Reindeer Trail around city centre businesses – until December 18

Wreath Making Workshop at Leighton Hall, Carnforth, December 4 and 6

Christ Church Christmas Tree Festival, Lancaster, December 4

Iron Press Affordable Print Fair at The Storey, Lancaster, December 4

Victorian Christmas at the Judges’ Lodgings, December 4

Reindeer Day and Meet The Elves (pictured), St Nicholas Arcades, Lancaster, December 4

Christmas Craft Fair at The Platform, Morecambe, December 4

Winter Fair at Lancaster Steiner School, December 4

Christmas Market at Glasson Dock, December 4

Bloom & Grow Wreath Making Workshops, Williamson Park, Lancaster, December 4 and 10

Santa’s Grotto at Morecambe Festival Market, December 4, 11, 18

Christmas Market, Owl's Nest, Bare, Morecambe, December 7

CancerCare Christmas Fair at Leighton Hall, Carnforth, December 7

King Street Arts Annual Art Fair, The Storey, Lancaster, December 7 to 19

Wintermarkt Christmas markets, Kanteena, Lancaster, selected days until December 28

Christmas Tree Festival, Morecambe Parish Church, December 8 to 10

Heysham Christmas Market at The Royal Hotel, December 9 and 10

Christmas in the Mart at Bentham Auction, December 9 and 10

Costumed Lancaster Guided Walks, Georgian and Regency Tour, December 9, 16, 23, 30

Santa Sails In at the Wagon and Horses, Lancaster, December 10

Santa Paws at Morecambe Festival Market, December 10

Artisan Christmas Fayre, St Paul's Church Parish Hall, Scotforth, December 10

Carol Concerts at the Ashton Memorial, December 12, 13, 15

Santa Saves Christmas at The Platform, Morecambe, December 14

Christmas Market at the Station Pub, Morecambe, December 15

Lancaster’s Midwinter Market in Market Square, December 16

Lancaster Priory Candlelit Spectacular Concerts, December 16 and 17

A Christmas Checklist Outdoor Theatre, Williamson Park, Lancaster December 17, 18, 22, 23, 24


If you have a Christmas event you would like us to add to this list, email newsdesk@beyondradio.co.uk 

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