Whether you’re Christmas shopping, soaking up the season’s best stage shows, or getting away for a bit of peace and quiet – there’s lots to enjoy on the Fylde coast this December.

Hy’s the perfect base for all your December plans; we’re right on the coast for wild walking and bracing sea air to blow those cobwebs away, and with the hotel in Lytham St Annes being so close to the high street, there’s plenty of independent shops, bars and restaurants to take advantage of while Christmas shopping.

Blackpool Illuminations

Until Monday 3 January, 2022

For the second consecutive year, Blackpool’s famous light show is being extended by two months, meaning you can enjoy the magic right through Christmas and just into the New Year, the perfect addition to your family holiday in Blackpool.

Winter Wonderland and Outdoor Ice Skating

Until 2nd January 2022
Blackpool Winter Gardens

Blackpool unveils its very own Christmas markets; complete with wooden chalets and a bustling atmosphere. The Winter Gardens will transform into an incredible indoor and outdoor event. Plus you can book to see the big man himself in his grotto.

On the Tower Headland, the festive village will showcase simulated snowfalls, cosy log cabins, and a magical forest, with festive light projection shows and special Santa tram rides. The Headland will also feature an outdoor winter skating rink, free to use between 19th November and 3rd January.

Festive Lunch

Lytham Hall
Monday – Friday throughout December

Traditional three-course festive lunches served in Lytham Hall Tea Room. Call 01253 736675 to book or pop into the Tea Room. Why not explore further with a tour of the beautiful Lytham Hall lovingly decorated for the festive season?

Santa’s Grotto

20th November – 24th December
Blackpool Pleasure Beach

Visit Santa Claus and explore his grotto. Your little ones will meet the elves, receive a gift and a DIY bauble to make at home, enjoy a hot chocolate and go on the Alice in Wonderland ride. Book well in advance to avoid disappointment.

Dive into splashing family fun

Sandcastle Waterpark

It might be cold outside, but don’t forget to pack your trunks. Sandcastle waterpark in Blackpool is open weekends throughout December and weekdays over the Christmas holidays too.

Sleeping Beauty – Family Pantomime

6th December
Lowther Pavillion

Featuring all of the best-loved panto shenanigans with an abundance of laughter, dance and music. Enjoy dazzling scenery and costumes, spectacular special effects and plenty of audience interaction, this is the perfect festive family treat.

Sinatra and Santa

Lowther Pavilion
7th December

Chris Dean & The Syd Lawrence Orchestra present “Sinatra & Santa”. Take a sleigh ride with “Ol’ Blue Eyes” and join in the seasonal fun as “Best Big Band in the Land” bring you an evening packed with yuletide favourites and Sinatra classics.

Bongo’s Bingo Winter Wonderland Special

Blackpool Tower Ballroom
16th – 19th December

Bongo’s Bingo is a crazy mix of traditional bingo, dance-offs, rave intervals, and audience participation; a wild shared social extravaganza and a night of pure nostalgic escapism. NOW with an added sprinkling of magical festive dust.

Freckleton Brass Band Christmas Concert

Lowther Pavillion
19th December

The sound of a brass band really signifies Christmas, and what better way to welcome the festivities than an evening with The Freckleton Brass Band and Youth Orchestra.

Santa’s Magical Workshop

Viva! Blackpool
19th – 24th December

An afternoon of festive fun with Santa’s elves performing a 45 minute musical magical illusion show in their quest to find Santa.

Santa’s Magical Workshop show takes you on a Christmas journey full of fun, mischief and festive mayhem. Little ones will be greeted by Chief Elf upon arrival and given their festive fun box of snacks, a little treat, and reindeer food for Christmas Eve. Before the show, you can write your letter to Santa and post it in the magical Golden Post Box.

A New Year’s Eve full of Soul

Blackpool Winter Gardens
31st December

The Northern Soul and Motown New Year’s Eve party keeps getting bigger and better; get your dancing shoes on and bring in the new year in style!