True spirit of Christmas is given a Lancashire twist

Lancaster Brewery project manager Gemma Richie and Brew House Tap manager Tracy Robinson ready for the Christmas market.
Lancaster Brewery project manager Gemma Richie and Brew House Tap manager Tracy Robinson ready for the Christmas market.

Lancaster Brewery is hosting its first “traditional” Christmas Market next week, with stalls, a fun fair, Santa’s Grotto and festive food and drink to provide that much needed winter warmer.

The markets are open on December 16, 17 and 18, between 3pm and 10pm, featuring food, drink, craft and gift stalls from suppliers across the North West.

There will be a selection of warm drinks and plenty of local retailers offering traditional Christmas crafts and hampers alongside live music, and a mini fun fair complete with 50ft Ferris Wheel.

The stands will offer a variety of local food and drink including cheeses, mince pies, chocolates, ginger bread houses, pickles and jams, freshly prepared meats, wines, beers and ciders.

Gemma Ritchie, the event’s project manager said: “From mid-afternoon until 10pm each day, just as the sun starts to disappear and brings on the wintery evenings, our brewery compound will be festooned with magical twinkly lighting, the waft of tempting, freshly made street foods, our mulled wines, ciders and boozy hot chocolates.

“The markets will be combined with the frivolities of a small fun fair, including a 50ft Ferris wheel, fairy lights, Santa Clause, Carol Singers and other local musical bands. We are hoping to create a true spirit of Christmas event that everyone can enjoy and share with us.

The team have been planning the event for months, alongside Julie Whalley who organises Clitheroe Food Festival. Entry is free.