Festive Things To Do in Ulverston 2019


Festive Things To Do in Ulverston 2019

Christmas is just a few short weeks away, and we’re quickly getting into the festive spirit at The Mill at Ulverston. We’re looking forward to the festivities over the coming weeks leading up to Christmas, and there’s plenty to do in and around Ulverston to get you ready for the most wonderful time of the year. Here’s our guide to festive things to do in Ulverston for Christmas 2019.


What’s on at The Mill?

We’ve got lots of festive goings-on in The Mill during December, as well as into January to celebrate the New Year.  We’ll have our favourite festive treats of mulled wine and mince pies on offer in the bar during December, as well as some brand new festive cocktails in The Loft Cocktail Bar. You can also treat yourself to a delicious meal from one of our festive menus – our Christmas Fayre menu will be served throughout December, featuring three festive courses, for advance bookings only. Find out more about our Christmas menus here.

The incredible Becki Fishwick will be singing for us on the 13th December – Becki has a fantastic voice and a real passion for singing and entertaining, and we’re so excited for her to be joining us at The Mill. 

Our restaurant is still available to book for New Year’s Eve – and for those late to the party, you can still book Christmas parties at The Mill during the month of January! Visit our Events page to find out more about booking private events at The Mill. 


Dickensian Christmas Festival

23rd and 24th November

Ulverston’s annual Dickensian Festival is a fantastic festive day out for all the family. Attracting thousands of people every year, the Dickensian Festival transforms Ulverston town centre into a Victorian-era market, with delicious street food and drink, free entertainment, horse drawn carriages, live music from brass bands to folk music, and an amazing traditional fairground. One of our favourite things to do during Dickensian is wandering around the traditional market, with some hot roasted chestnuts and a warming cup of mulled wine, and keeping an eye out for some quirky Christmas gifts. 

It’s not out of the ordinary to see lots of people walking around Ulverston in full Victorian dress during the festival – in fact, it’s encouraged! There’s a fancy dress competition to determine the best period costumes. During the grand parade, which takes place through town on both Saturday and Sunday, you might even catch a glimpse of Queen Victoria. 

We love the buzzing atmosphere of the Dickensian Festival at The Mill, so we’ll be celebrating with live music from bands and DJs over the whole weekend, and serving our fantastic food and range of local Lancaster Brewery beers, and much more. 

You can find out more about the Dickensian Festival 2019 here.


Coro Christmas Craft Market

7th December, 10am – 3pm

The Coronation Hall is home to an annual Christmas craft market; the perfect place to find  Christmas gifts and stocking fillers. There will be a wide range of unique gifts, tasty treats, and lots to see for arts and crafts enthusiasts. There’s also live entertainment throughout the day, including Ulverston Town Band, to get you in the festive spirit. For the little ones, there’s also the chance to meet Father Christmas in his Double Decker Bus Grotto! The Coro Christmas Craft Market is free to enter, and is a lovely festive day out for people of all ages. 

Carols at the Coro

14th December, 2pm

If Christmas carols don’t get you in the festive spirit, we’re not sure what will! Join in the cheer at Carols at the Coro, with a selection of traditional carols performed by Croftlands School Choir, Ulverston Town Band, UVHS Big Band, and more. There’ll also be a collection for the Ulverston Mayor’s Charities, which includes lots of local charities and community groups in Ulverston. This is a free event, but you do need to pick up tickets from the Coronation Hall Box Office. 


Yule Sing Hoad

15th December, 2 – 3pm

Wrap up warmly and join the Song Birds for an afternoon of singing festive songs beside Sir John Barrow Monument (or Hoad as we like to call it!) at the Yule Sing. The singing will be led by Kirsten Taylor from Song Birds, and will include a range of fun Christmas songs to traditional folk carols. 

Yule Sing Hoad is open to everyone, and you can pick up your advance tickets for £10 from Paper Bunny on Market Street, Ulverston, or from Kirsten at Song Birds. You can find out more about the Yule Sing here


We hope that our guide has given you some ideas for things to do in Ulverston this festive season.