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Charter Market

Take a fresh look at our Charter Market

Take a fresh look at our Charter Market

Lancaster's bustling Charter Market can be found in the heart of Lancaster's historic city centre every Wednesday and Saturday.  Enjoy the hustle and bustle of a traditional outdoor market and the waft of freshly cooked food as you meander through more than 40 stalls selling a wide selection of items.

From local produce to international cuisine, fresh fruit and vegetables to plants and flowers, jewellery and clothing to arts and crafts.  There is also a wide variety of unique gifts for all occasions.  You're sure to pick up something special at Lancaster's historic Charter Market.

Opening times:  Every Wednesday and Saturday from 9am - 4.30pm (4pm in winter).

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Christmas Fayre – Saturday, 13th and Sunday, 14th December
9.30am - 4pm

Lancaster City Council's historic Charter Market is proud to be hosting a festive feast for all the senses this Christmas in the heart of Lancaster's newly refurbished city centre. 

During the weekend the event will see the market expand to provide Christmas shoppers with a trail of food, drink, arts and crafts against a backdrop of Georgian and Victorian architecture.

Adding to this fantastic shopping experience, there will also be live street theatre, music and other attractions across the city centre throughout the weekend.

List of exhibitors.

Christmas opening times

13th December - Christmas Fayre - 9.30am-4pm
14th December - Christmas Fayre - 9.30am-4pm
17th December - 9am-4pm
20th December - 9am-4pm
24th December (Christmas Eve) - 9am-4pm
27th December - 9am-4pm
31st December - 9am-4pm
3rd January - 9am-4pm

How to find us

Location:  The Charter Market is centred on Market Square, Market Street and Cheapside (LA1 1XD).

By car:  Leave the M6 at junction 33 or 34 and follow the signs for Lancaster city centre. There are a number of car parks close by.

By bus:  Any bus to Lancaster bus station or Common Garden Street will drop you off just a couple of minutes walk away from the Charter Market.

By train:  Lancaster's mainline train station is only a five minute walk away.  From the station, head straight down the hill leading into the city centre.





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