Highest Point Festival Announces The Big Christmas Day Out

29 September 2023

The organisers behind the award-winning music and arts festival will host a festive family spectacular at Williamson Park this December.
The team behind one of the North West’s most celebrated music and art gatherings, Lancaster’s Highest Point Festival, have announced plans to bring a festive spectacle to the grounds of their summertime event, Williamson Park, this December – The Big Christmas Day Out on Saturday 16th & Sunday 17th December 2023.
Taking cues from the award-winning festival’s The Big Family Day Out, which closes out Highest Point each year, this unique Yuletide affair will see the beautiful 54-acre parkland transformed into the Christmas wonderland for two days, boasting heaps of festive fun fit for the entire family.
The ticket price includes all activities, except the food, drink and meeting Santa, and they have a lot on offer for free from Fairground Rides to Christmas Crafting through to the Festive Cinema and Face Painting. The little ones can gather round for Storytelling and try to find their way around to the surprise at the centre of the Christmas Maze.
Adding further to list of amusements and attractions, you can expect to find special appearances from Hartbeeps, creators of multi-sensory musical experiences, the Northern Heights dance company, performing mesmerising displays, the RagTag Roadshow, where little ones are
encouraged to get creative among the amazing mobile scrap store.
Santa’s sleigh stuck in Zimbabwe? A shortage of wrapping paper just days before Christmas? This can only mean one thing! The Story Makers from Magical Story Jars will be at the very top of Ashton Memorial with their unique and fun filled Christmas Story Mixing Station. This drop-in activity is sure to inspire the whole family to have dollops of festive fun creating their very own Christmas stories. There will also be the chance to channel your inner origami artist to fold and snip away to create beautiful Christmas snowflake characters fit for the most festive of stories. We promise it’ll be worth climbing the stairs for!
For the more senior elves in your troop, there’s also a wealth of age-appropriate entertainment on offer. Follow the scent of mulled wine and bavarian sausages and you’re sure to stumble across the amazing food and drinks stalls. Visit the Crafty Vintage Christmas Market, where
you’ll find gift ideas for loved ones, and for all the karaoke stars out there – be sure to pop into the Christmas Cafe-Oke to sing along to some of your favourite Christmas classics. There will be plenty of music around the park from brass bands to carol singers right through to DJs, with something for everyone.
Santa Claus will be taking time out from his busy schedule to visit The Big Christmas Day Out. The whole family are invited to meet him in his grotto and children can tell him what they want on the big day plus have a memorable photo taken with the man himself. An additional ticket is required to meet Santa with various session times provided.

Jamie Scahill, one of the organisers of The Big Christmas Day Out said ‘We can’t wait to bring our winter version of The Big Family Day Out to Williamson Park in December. Planning this has been so much fun and and we can’t wait to see the faces of families light up when they see what we have planned’
This magical wintertime occasion is scheduled to run over two days this December – from Saturday the 16th to Sunday the 17th of December. Two sessions will run across each day, one in the morning, from 9 am until 1 pm, and one in the afternoon, running from 2.30pm until
6.30pm with tickets priced at £15 for children aged 3 – 18, £10 for adults. 0 – 3 years old are free.
Tickets go on sale at 10am on Friday 29th September at Skiddle

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