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Clitheroe Castle



Clitheroe Christmas Festival 2017

Sat 02 December 2017, 09:00 - 17:00

Organised By:

Clitheroe Chamber of Trade and Commerce


Clitheroe Christmas Festival 2017


Come to Clitheroe on Saturday 2nd December where Santa will be arriving by train before travelling through town on his sleigh and sit in his Grotto from 11am - 4pm. There will be Donkeys for Children to ride, Musical Entertainment throught the day along with a Craft Market in the United Reform Church (where Santa will be in his Grotto) and the day will end with a walking nativity with children in costume and a short service held at the Crib at the entrance to the castle between 4pm and 5pm.


Timetable of the Day...

Santa will be leaving Blackburn Train Station at 9:51 and arriving in Clitheroe at 10:17

The Grotto at the United Reform Church (on Moor Lane) will be open 11:00 - 16:00

Donkey Rides between 1:30pm and 15:45pm either near the Rose and Crown or Castle Gates (depending on conditions)

The Walking Nativity will start from Swan Courtyard at 16:30



11:00 - Clitheroe Town Band, Swan Courtyard

11:00 - 13:00 - Choirs performing in the United Reform Church

12:00 - 14:00 - Good Foxy, Maxwells

13:00 - Clitheroe Ukulele Band, Rose and Crown (followed by Festive Choir)

13:00 - Mike & Kate, Acoustic Duo, Brown Cow, Moor Lane

13:30 - Ribcaged's 'Amy's Amazing Time Travelling Adventure Pantomime', The Grand (Starts at 14:00)


Around the Town...

Love is Churros

Ridiculously Rich

Mil, E & Me

Clitheoe Lions


Many shops are offering mulled wine and festive treats throughout the day so pop in and say hi!


Please note all timings are approimate and may alter slightly!


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