The Christmas lights have been switched on, late night shopping has begun and from December most car parks in the city centre are free after 4 p.m. Look out for the Lancashire Christmas Market which begins on 13th December until the 4th January. There will be traditional style log cabins selling gifts and fresh local produce. Sample a mug of mulled wine or hot chocolate in the heated ” Merry Monk’s Tavern” and smell the chestnuts roasting. Alternatively take a turn on the ice at rink on the Flag Market. This coupled with the extensive range of high street shops prepare for Christmas the easy way. Stay overnight and sample our “all day breakfast” before setting out to tackle some more serious retail therapy round and about.