Get your Christmas shopping done in a festive market town!

Chorley is a small market town nestled in the North West between Manchester and Preston. Its history dates right back to the Bronze Age and its surroundings provide great scenery for afternoon walks. With a new Heritage Trail, there’s lots to do and see. Chorley’s market has been selling fresh fruit and produce since around 1498, and still to this day it provides some of the freshest products.


Events in Chorley

If you’re planning a trip to Lancashire, here are a few reasons why you should visit Chorley and make the most of the Moorlands and historic sites in the run up to Christmas.

Christmas Fair

The Chorley Branch Guide Dogs Charity is hosting a Christmas Fair from 12-4pm on 28th November. The fair will include a raffle, a tombola, food and of course guide dog puppies will be there to meet and greet you. It will be held at St Mary’s Community Centre on Devonshire Road.


Santa Express

Chorley’s Santa Express is a magical opportunity for children to experience a trip up to Astley Hall to meet Father Christmas. At £6 for children and £3 for adults, the land train will take a trip from Chorley Town Centre all the way up to Astley Hall, where children can meet Santa and receive a festive gift. There will also be face painting and arts and crafts. Tickets must be purchased in advance.



Vintage Craft Fairs at Hoghton Tower

On Saturday 28th November and Sunday 29th November, Hoghton tower will play host to over 60 of the finest vintage and craft stalls from all over the UK. Admission costs just £2 and under 16s are free. The house of Hoghton Tower will be open for guided tours too from 11.30am to 4pm with a tea room and gift shop to enjoy.


Christmas Food Market

A Christmas Food Market will be at the foot of Chorley’s Big Wheel, offering a selection of scrumptious street food and different cuisines. The market is open from 11th December to 3Rd January providing delicious warm food while you do your Christmas shopping.

Want more food?

If you’re looking for some other options when it comes to food, there is Hog roast hire in Chorley provided by Hog Roast Chorley. They specialise in hog roast catering and provide food and hire options for a range of different events. For more information you can give them a call on 01257 367212