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.
Christmas Eve - 9am to 3.30 pm
Christmas Day - closed
Boxing Day - closed
Saturday 28 December - 9am to 4.30pm as normal
Sunday 29 December - 9am to 4.30pm as normal
New Year's Eve - 9am - 3.30 pm
New year's Day - closed
The market will re-open on Thursday 3 January 2013.
Close to numerous attractions and stunning views
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.
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.
Children will be able visit Santa in his grotto at the market on the following days in the run up to Christmas. Entry is just £2 and includes a present from Santa.
Saturday, 30th November - following the grand opening at 1.30pm
Sunday, 1st December (Christmas Festival) - 11am - 3pm
Saturday, 7th December (+ Visitor newspaper's Christmas Cuties Competition) - 11am - 3pm
Sunday, 8th December (+ Visitor newspaper's Christmas Cuties Competition) - 11am - 3pm
Sunday, 15th December - 11am - 3pm
Sunday, 22nd December - 11am - 3pm
The £2 entry fee does not include the cost of any purchase of Christmas Cuties photos. All photos will be featured inside the Visitor newspaper.