Ulverston Dickensian Christmas Festival 

                                                     November 28th and 29th 2015

                                       The programme for last year is shown as a guide. A full programme for 2015 will be displayed when it is available.




Whats On
Costume Hire


     November 28th. and 29th. 2015


Welcome to Ulverston 1850's style           

General information for this year's event.

This is the seventeenth year for our Dickensian Christmas Festival, one of the most popular Dickensian Festival events in the country. It attracts thousands of people but it's 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. 

As 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.

There 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

Why not 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 28th and 29th November 2015

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Festival Profile                                  

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


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Contact Information

01229 580640
Postal address
The Yellow House Ulverston LA12 7JY
Electronic mail
General Information: -  peterwinston@btinternet.com