Both Market Street and New Market Street will be lined with dozens of stall selling the finest in festive food and drink. As well as the Christmas culinary delights, there will be plenty of gift stalls, free entertainment and craft activities on offer too. There will also be a chance to meet Father Christmas in his Grotto.
The centrepiece of the event (and what will surely be one of the main talking points of the whole weekend) will be the giant seven foot tall walk in snow globe that will be in the town.
This wonderful event is being sponsored by the Ulverston BID (Business Improvement District) Its aim is to encourage more people to come back to Ulverston for their Christmas shopping, keeping it local instead of travelling further afield to buy their gifts. Its timing couldn’t be better, as the town is still buzzing from the Dickensian festival that took place last weekend.
At the heart of this event are the fantastic local businesses within the town. From retailers to pubs, restaurants to independent traders, everyone is focussed on making Ulverston a truly magical place to visit on the run up to Christmas.
The Christmas Treasure Trail (organised by Ulverston Bid and Ulverston Brewery) is a perfect example of this. 50 businesses have taken part and the top prize is a whopping £250. The map and questions will be in all of the shops on both days.
On Saturday there will be live music at The Cross at the top of Market Street as well as donkey rides, mince pies and, of course mulled wine (well it wouldn’t be Christmas without it would it?)
If you plan to visit the town on Sunday you can park your car for free while you spend the day browsing the many fabulous stalls and soaking up the atmosphere!
Due to predicted stormy weather some of the attractions will be moved indoors. Here's where you can find everything:
The snow globe will be at the Sun Inn in Market Street on Saturday and Sunday
- Santa’s grotto will be in the Laurel and Hardy Museum in Brogden Street on Saturday and in the Market Hall on Sunday
- The Ulverston-based Bread and Butter Theatre Company will be taking their Carol Singing, Christmas Crackers and the Christmas Elves around town
- There’ll be live music in and around New Market Street and at the Sun Inn on both days.
So for a magical weekend for the whole family, keep it local and sample the delights that Ulverston has to offer!