The Festival Market
Combine shopping and sightseeing at Morecambe’s Festival Market.
Excellently located by Morecambe’s Promenade, with its unbeatable views towards the Lakeland hills, the Festival Market is one of the highlights the town has to offer for shoppers looking for a unique experience.
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About the market
More than 100 stalls
With over a hundred stalls selling an enormous selection of products, some that you would expect to find in a market, others unique to us, you are sure to find what you are looking for. There are two welcoming cafes serving homemade meals and cakes and onsite public toilets.
Shoppers can be certain to find a warm welcome from the established stall holders at this traditional market and if you happen to be visiting one of the special events hosted by the market, the atmosphere will be even better.
A trip to the market is ideal for visitors wanting to experience all that Morecambe has to offer. Within walking distance are some wonderful iconic buildings including the famous art deco Midland Hotel and the Winter Gardens. The promenade offers 5 miles of wonderful scenery with interesting features along the way such as artwork and sculptures, a stone jetty, award-winning flower beds and the world famous Eric Morecambe statue – bring your cameras to recreate that famous pose.
Pick up a bargain by the sea
The Festival Market is easily accessible by train, bus, bike and car. There are large adjoining car parks, and Morecambe train station and bus station are close by.
The market is wheelchair friendly.
The market is open Tuesday, Thursday, Saturday and Sunday from 9am to 5pm (4.30pm winter) and all Bank Holidays from Easter to August.
How to find us
Address: Festival Market, Central Drive, Morecambe Lancashire LA4 4DW
By car: Use the map below to get your journey directions. For satnav, use the postcode LA4 4DW. There is a large pay-and-display car park adjacent to the market.
Close to numerous attractions and stunning views
By bus: Stagecoach bus service numbers 3 (Lancaster University to Morecambe Battery), 4 (Lancaster University to Heysham), 5 (Carnforth to Overton) run along Morecambe Promenade. The Festival Market is close to the Platform bus stop.
By train: There is a regular service from Lancaster to Morecambe train station which is only a 10 minute walk from the Festival Market.
The Festival Market is delighted to be able to offer its traders and customers with an exciting calendar of events for 2014.
Tuesday, 25th November – Radio Lancashire broadcasts live from the market
Come along to the market and meet Radio Lancashire presenters Sally Nadan and Brett Davison (9am – noon) and John Gillmore (noon – 4pm) as they broadcast live from the BBC Bus at Morecambe's Festival Market.
HOT OFF THE PRESS!
Christmas will soon be here, and to bring happiness this festive season, Coca-Cola is sending its iconic Christmas truck on tour.
The fantasic news is that on Thursday, 4th December, the truck will stop at the Festival Market.
Everyone must have seen the truck on TV but you will now be able to see it in real life from noon until 8pm and get a chance to have your photo taken with the famous truck and soak up the festive spirit with seasonal music and lots of Coca-Cola!
The market will be open for late night shopping until 8pm and to give everyone the opportunity to visit the truck.
Christmas Festival - Saturday 6th and Sunday 7th December
Get your Christmas off to a fabulous festive start with additional stalls, live entertainment (including special guest and antiques expert Paul Hayes and his band), delicious seasonal fayre, additional stalls, bands and choirs. There will also be loads of fun attractions for children including a magician, clown, fairground rides, face painting and even a flea circus.
You'll also get the chance to win £30 worth of Festival Market shopping vouchers by helping us to decide which market trader is wearing the most impressive festive jumper. Entry forms and ballot boxes will be available at the market office. All entries will be entered into a free prize draw to win £30 worth of Festival Market vouchers.
Don’t miss Santa arriving on his sleigh to open his grotto on Saturday, 6th December at 11am.
The grotto will be open every Sunday in the run up to Christmas from 11am to 3pm.
Entry £2.50 per child (includes gift).
Free Sunday Parking
Enjoy free Sunday parking in all Lancaster City Council pay and display car parks in Morecambe from 23rd November until Christmas.
Saturday 20th December 9am - 4.30pm
Sunday 21st December 9am - 4.30pm
Monday 22nd December Closed - non-market day
Tuesday 23rd December 9am - 4.30pm
Wednesday 24th December (Christmas Eve) Closed - non-market day
Thursday 25th December (Christmas Day) Closed
Friday, 26th December Closed - non-market day
Saturday, 27th December 9am - 4.30pm
Sunday 28th December 9am - 4.30pm
Monday 29th December Closed - non-market day
Tuesday 30th December 9am - 4.30pm
Wednesday, 31st December Closed non-market day
Thursday, 1st January (New Year’s Day) Closed
Friday, 2nd January Closed - non-market day