What's Happening In Barrow and Furness This Weekend?
26th November 2020
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Christmas, and the events planned before hand will look and feel different this year, but despite restrictions there’s still plenty to get excited about.

Many businesses and organisations have had to adapt and be more creative in the way that they can bring you some Christmas cheer and they’ve pulled out all the stops to make sure you can still enjoy yourselves.

Barrow Market have a fantastic Virtual Christmas Market and plan to bring you their Christmas Grotto through December.

Shop Barrow Day takes place on the 5th December urging you to shop local and support our fantastic local businesses.

There’s a wonderful drive in cinema to enjoy at South Lakes Safari Zoo.

And it’s Barrow Christmas Light Virtual Switch On this weekend too!

So, Take a look at what’s happening and start making your plans on the run up to Christmas

Have a wonderful weekend!


Barrow Market Virtual Christmas Market

View the wonderful selection of Christmas gifts available from our superb local stall holders in Barrow Market in our first Virtual Christmas Market!

This year’s shopping experience looks like it’s going to be pretty different thanks to the current raft of restrictions in place. But that doesn’t mean that you can’t shop local, and Barrow Market Hall have been really keen to still provide you with a great shopping experience in time for Christmas.

You can still browse and purchase amazing Christmas presents when you visit Barrow Market Virtual Christmas Market.


Light Up The Town

Dalton Community Action Group and Dalton Town Council are asking residents to spread some Christmas cheer and Light up the Town!

Help light up Dalton and Newton for Christmas 2020

Decoration prizes for the best street and best house.

Put a star in your window!

Friday 27th November


Barrow Christmas Light Switch On

Virtual Barrow Christmas Light Switch On Sunday 29th November From 5:00pm

The Barrow Christmas Lights Switch On Party is a community event with over 120 people giving their time freely.

This year the switch on will be a virtual event featuring many brilliant local acts.


Barrow Market Christmas Grotto

Christmas is coming and plans are underway to make Barrow Market Hall festive.

At Christmas time every year Barrow Market pulls out all the stops and does everything it can to put you in the Christmas spirit.

The decorations go up, the wonderful market trader’s stalls are jam packed full of fantastic gifts for our family, friends, work colleagues and pets, and there is always a Santa’s Grotto for the kids.

This year is going to be a little bit different. Santa won’t be able to pop into the market (he’ll be keeping safe, ready for the big day) – but there will still be a grotto!


Drive In Cinema

Hot on the heels of their successful evenings back in September at Barrow Town Hall, Small Town Big Screen have announced that they will be returning to Barrow on December 3rd and December 4th with their Drive In Cinema – this time at South Lakes Safari Zoo.

You can sit in your car, safe and socially distanced and watch a feel-good film. Perfect for spreading some Christmas magic and getting us in the mood for the big day, the perfect antidote to all the bad news and negativity that’s about at the moment.


Bags of Love 2 Launch Weekend

A live event to promote the Bags of Love 2 compilation that’s raising donations for Barrow Foodbank.


Shop Barrow Day

Shop Barrow Day is an opportunity to get into the Festive Spirit and visit Barrow town centre to find Christmas gifts for family and friends.


This Barrow BID funded day will include free town centre car parking, festive music and other family attractions (depending on current COVID measures).



Sunday Shopping In Ulverston

Fabulous news on the run up to Christmas from Ulverston.

Lots of local shops and businesses will be open on Sunday's in December so we can make up for lost time and #buylocal this Christmas.

Shop Local this Christmas

Sunday 6th, 13th and 20th December

11am - 3pm


The Hare and the Moon


The Coronation Hall invite you to attend a magical, winter, theatre experience this Christmas.

Suitable for all ages this stunning Theatre Show, performed by the amazing Fabularium, will be presented throughout December in a Covid-Safe manner, for minimal, socially distanced audiences.


Walking in a Furness Wonderland

This event is brought to you by Furness Youth Work Partnership (the organisers of Furness scarecrow avenue)

following the success of the scarecrow event, the public asked if we would organise something for Christmas. This event will be smaller but hopefully will light up the spirits of some people this Christmas .

The simple idea is

•Either core use your scarecrows and turn them into Christmas themes

• Decorate your gardens into a Christmas theme

•Decorate your window with lots of lights

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