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Visit Preston Blog 2023

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Get inspired for your next trip to Preston.

Let our Visit Blog inspire your trip to Preston with insider information on awesome things to do, hidden gems to discover, seasonal lists, plus current events and happenings around the city - all in one handy place. 

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Blogs featured are for 2023. For previous posts see our archive:

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Festive afternoon tea in Preston 2023

30 November 2023: It's the season for all things merry and what better way to partake in Christmas indulgences than with a fabulous festive afternoon tea.

Free Preston City Centre Parking this Christmas 2023

27 November 2023: This year, Preston has free parking in three city centre car parks, helping to make your Christmas shopping that little bit easier.

Christmas Carol Performances and Concerts in Preston 2023

23 November 2023: Tis the season to be jolly, so why not get into the festive mood with some traditional heart warming feel good Christmas carols.

Get Crafty this Christmas in Preston 2023

16 November 2023: Whip up your own DIY decorations with a number of creative workshops and sessions taking place across the city.

Christmas Markets in Preston 2023

9 November 2023: Wrap up warm and explore some festive Christmas Markets across the city and surrounding Lancashire areas.

Where to meet Santa for Christmas 2023

26 October 2023: with the festive season fast approaching, there are plenty of places to visit Father Christmas with the kids this year.

Bonfire Night 2023 - Firework displays in and around Preston

25 October 2023: Get ready for Guy Fawkes Night with the low down on some fantastic firework displays taking place across the city and surrounding Lancashire areas.

Encounter Festival Celebrates Collaboration with Charity Shop Artist in Residence

26 October 2023: Encounter Festival, the annual celebration of art, culture, and community, is proud to shine a spotlight on Charity Shop Artist Residence Joseph Doubtfire.

Preston pubs make it into the new Good Beer Guide

18 October 2023: find out which pubs in Preston have made it to the UK's best selling beer and pub guide.

Halloween 2023 - where to go pumpkin picking in Preston and surrounding areas

26 September 2023: Baby pumpkins, huge pumpkins, fancy pumpkins... Preston's pumpkin patches have it all this year.