Ulverston Dickensian Christmas Festival

Saturday 26th November 2016 to Sunday 27th November 2016 - This event has finished

Ulverston Dickensian Festival

Contact: Peter Winston
Email: peterwinston(at)tiscali.co.uk
Telephone: 01229 580640
Town: Ulverston
County: Cumbria

ulverston_dickensian_festival1.jpgThe 18th annual Dickensian Christmas Festival takes place in Ulverston over the weekend of November 26th and 27th 2016. It's one of the most popular Dickensian Festival events in the country and attracts thousands of visitors each year. Why not savour the wonderful atmosphere of a traditional market town in the Dickensian era?  

As well as visiting Ulverston's specialist shops, great pubs and cafes and cobbled streets and sampling the great atmosphere, you can enjoy a huge variety of free entertainment. There'll be costume competitions, free events for children, horse drawn carriages, balloon modelling, music and dancing. Plus a traditional fairground, complete with Helter Skelter and a variety of music from folk to brass bands.

There will also be a Christmas market, with lots of unusual gifts and festive food, providing plenty of opportunity for Christmas shopping in a great atmosphere. Why not go in costume and enter into the spirit of the event and take part in the period dress competition? A grand parade around Ulverston takes place on both Festival days.

A printed programme with town centre map will be available costing £1. You can obtain it from local shops, from the Festival Office (at the lower end of Market Place) and the Information Centre in the Coronation Hall.

The 2016 festival attracted more than 25,000 visitors.

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