Combine shopping with sightseeing
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
Great service with a smile
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.
Something for all ages
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.
Thousands of Bargains
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.
Get into the ‘Spirit of Christmas’ this year at the Festival Market
The Festival Market in Morecambe is hosting another Christmas Festival this November with all the seasonal trimmings and a massive VIP guest.
This year’s menu of festive fun takes place on Saturday 28 and Sunday 29 November from 10am - 4pm (8pm Sunday).
Guaranteed to get your Christmas shopping off to a fabulous festive start, there'll be additional stalls selling unique gifts and stocking fillers, festive fayre and competitions with prizes including a charity mince pie bake off.
On the Sunday, the unmistakable Coca-Cola truck and star of the famous festive ‘Holidays are Coming’ advert will be one of the event’s biggest and brightest guests.
Parked on the Central Drive side of the market from noon until 8pm, everyone is invited to come along and enjoy the opportunity of having their photos taken with the truck in its snowy magical winter wonderland setting as well as enjoy the numerous attractions on offer at the festival itself.
TV personality and antiques expert, Paul Hayes and his band The Paul Hayes Collection will be entertaining shoppers on the Sunday and there will also be festive entertainment from local choirs and brass bands
There will also be many fun attractions for children including punch and judy, balloon sculptures and a magician, fairground rides and face painting
Volunteer to be a judge of the market traders’ festive jumper competition and you'll be in with a chance of winning £25 worth of Festival Market shopping vouchers. You’ll be able to pick up an entry form from the Festival Market Office. All entries will be entered into a free prize draw. Entry forms for the festive jumper competition and mince pie charity bake off are now available.
Don’t miss Santa arriving on his sleigh to open his grotto on Saturday, November 28 at 11am.
Santa will be opening his grotto at the market from 11am until 3pm from Sunday November 29 until Christmas. Entry costs £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 including the Festival Market car park from 23rd November until Christmas.