November 23rd and 24th 2013
Welcome to Ulverston 1850's style
General information for this year's event.
is the fifteenth year for our Dickensian Christmas Festival, one of the most
popular Dickensian Festival event in the country. It attracts thousands of
people but its not too packed for visitors and local people to wander around and
have a fabulous time and savour the wonderful atmosphere of a traditional market
town in the Dickensian era .
As a community event, we rely heavily on local people and as a result we often cannot firm up our exact programme until just before the event itself as we are subject to many last minute changes.
well as Ulverston's fantastic specialist shops, great pubs and cafes, cobbled
streets and great atmosphere, there is a huge variety of free
entertainment, free events for children ,
costume competitions, balloon modelling, horse drawn carriages, music, dancing.
And its all FREE! Plus a wonderful traditional fairground, complete with
Helter Skelter, and lots of music from Folk to Brass Bands.
is also a fabulous Christmas market, with lots of unusual gifts and festive
food. Plenty of opportunity for Christmas Shopping in a great atmosphere.
Plus lots of places for food and drink and a sit down
come in costume and enter into the spirit of the event and take part
in our period dress competition and the grand parade around the town which takes
place on both days?
If you would like more information about Ulverston and the area, including accommodation, places to eat, visitor attractions click on this link to take you to one of the main town information sites
The 16th annual Christmas Festival is scheduled to take place on
the weekend of 29th and 30th November 2014
The Dickensian Festival is organised by an independent local committee of volunteers on a non-profit making basis; it is funded by grants, sponsors, local businesses and fund raising efforts throughout the year.
Our main sponsor this year -
North West Evening Mail,
Abbey Road, Barrow-in-Furness 01229 821835