The Big

ChristmasDay Out

16th & 17th December 2023, Williamson Park, Lancaster

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WELCOME TO THE BIG CHRISTMAS DAY OUT

The team behind one of the North West’s most celebrated music and art gatherings, Lancaster’s Highest Point Festival, are bringing a festive spectacle to the grounds of their summertime event this December.

Held in Williamson Park, this unique Yuletide affair will see the beautiful 54-acre parkland play host to a whole heap of undercover Christmas Fun in our geodome and tepees to make sure that whatever the weather its an fun packed day for the family.

With two sessions per day, tickets can be purchased for a morning or afternoon of Christmas filled fun. The event is open to everyone, with most activities aimed at kids 10 and under.

ACTIVITIES

We’re transforming Williamson Park into a Christmas wonderland on Saturday 16th & Sunday 17th December and there will be a huge range of festive activities.
So join us for a huge four hour session of none stop festive fun for all the family.

The ticket price includes all activities (except the food, drink and meeting Santa) 

Christmas Activities

Write a letter to santa

Plant a Christmas Tree, Write a Letter to Santa, Make Reindeer Food and more!

Fairground Rides

Fairground

Climb aboard the Victorian Carousel and other Kids Fairground rides

Cafe-oke

cafeoke

Belt out your favourite Christmas Classics at Cafe-oke

Hartbeeps Sensory Classes

Three children dressed in festive outfits, sat together playing

The original musical story tellers and creators of multi-sensory play for babies and young children

Festive Films

festive films

Our Outdoor Cinema Van showing your favourite Christmas Favourites

Crafting

crafting

Channel your inner artist with Sands Arts & Crafts

Northern Heights Acrobatics

2 acrobats hanging upside down on aerial ropes

Your wings already exist, all you have to do is fly! Acrobatics and Circus Skills.

Wilderness Tribe

wilderness tribe

Reconnect with nature - and each other, learning outdoor skills with the Wilderness Tribe

Christmas Maze

christmas maze

Climb aboard the sundial and Conquer our Christmas Maze

Christmas Story Telling

Storyteller

Step inside our Storytelling Tepee and enter the land of storytelling with Emily Hennessey & Rogan Mills

Face Painting

Facepainting

Festive Face Painting is included in the ticket price so snowman or reindeer what will you be?

Magical Story Jars

Magical Story Jars

From little jars come big stories - Magical Story Jars® provide an opportunity to make fun imaginary stories using our colourful story prompt cards.

Ragtag Roadshow

Rag Tag Roadshow

The Ragtag Roadshow invites young and old to REUSE, CREATE and PLAY! So step inside Scrappy Van and join Rag, Tag and friends in a day full of creative fun!

Food and Drink Stalls

Pizza

German Sausages, Mulled Wine - all the tastes and smells of Christmas

Crafty Vintage Christmas Market

crafty

A variety of Christmas market stalls from the team at Crafty Vintage

Supported by
  • lancaster
  • porsche
  • crafty vintage

Frequently asked questions

  • Accessibility
  • General
  • Ticket Information
  • Travel

How can I apply for a Personal Assistant/Disabled Parking Ticket?

Please purchase the tickets you require for The Big Christmas Day Out via Skiddle, not including the Personal Assistant ticket.

We then ask you to supply us with one of the following documents dated within the past 12 months or with valid date covering the event:

-The front page of the DLA letter with the PIP letter

-The front page of Attendance Allowance letter

-Evidence of being registered as severely sight impaired (blind)

-Recognised Assistance Dog ID card

-Valid Access Card showing you require a +1 to accompany you

For a disabled parking space we will need an image of your Blue Badge. Please be aware there is a limited number of disabled spaces available and these will be allocated on a first come first service basis.

If you could email the supporting document and your Skiddle order ID number to info@highestpoint.co.uk we can add a Personal Assistant ticket to your order.

Can I just visit the markets?

Yes – The Crafty Vintage Christmas Markets take place outside the Ashton Memorial and will be open to all with access from both Quernmore Road and Wyresdale Road.

To enter the memorial or the rest of the event you will need to purchase a ticket for The Big Christmas Day Out.

Please be aware that none of the car parks in Williamson Park will be open and if you require parking then please purchase a ticket to the The Big Christmas Day Out Car Park.

How can I access lost property?

If you send over an email to info@highestpoint.co.uk a member of the team will be able to look to see if the item was handed in to us and assist you further.

What is The Big Christmas Day Out?

The Big Christmas Day Out is located in Williamson’s Park, a Lancaster central location. This festival is a family-friendly festival that has something for everyone to enjoy.  Featuring some of the best DJs and artists around with lots of kids activities along with excellent views, and the best spots for watching your favourite artists.

Can I just visit the markets?

Yes – The Crafty Vintage Christmas Markets take place outside the Ashton Memorial and will be open to all with access from both Quernmore Road and Wyresdale Road.

To enter the memorial or the rest of the event you will need to purchase a ticket for The Big Christmas Day Out.

Please be aware that none of the car parks in Williamson Park will be open and if you require parking then please purchase a ticket to the The Big Christmas Day Out Car Park.

How do we meet Santa?

Tickets to meet Santa must be purchased as an additional ticket alongside your admission tickets to The Big Christmas Day Out. Various timeslots are available for you to book. Please ensure that you select the ‘Addons’ tab when purchasing your day tickets to see what times are available for a Santa meet and greet.

Santa meet and greet tickets admit 2 adults and 3 children to the grotto. (no gift included)

What is included in the ticket price?

The ticket price includes all activities (except the food, drink and meeting Santa) with a huge range of festive activities for all the family 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.

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.

We have the amazing  Crafty Vintage crew bringing their 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.

Of course there will be plenty of food and drink available including boozy and non-boozy hot chocolates, mince pies, bavarian sausages, beers, pick n mix and much more.

Where can I buy tickets?

You can buy tickets for The Big Christmas Day Out through the Skiddle website: https://www.skiddle.com/g/big-christmas-day-out/

Where can I park at The Big Christmas Day Out?

North West Auctions

Exit the M6 at junction 34 and head towards Lancaster city centre.

How to we get to The Big Christmas Day Out?

By Car – You can reach Williamson Park via Junction 34 of the M6. Williamson Park is in a residential location and parking is restricted. Please follow all signs directing you to our customer car park which is at North West Auctions, Wyresdale Road, LA1 3JQ

By Rail – Lancaster is the closest rail station and is approximately a 10 minute taxi ride or 30 minute walk.

By Taxi – There is a taxi rank at Lancaster Railway Station and various locations around the city.

By Foot – The event is a 10 minute walk from Dalton Square.

By Coach – If you are organising a coach to The Big Christmas Day Out please email info@highestpoint.co.uk so we can save you a space. Coach Organisers also get in free!