It's nearly Christmas but don't worry, we've got everything you need to sort out your last minute Christmas shopping here.
We've put together some great handy information to tell you where and when you can find some last minute bargains before Christmas in and around Lancashire. We've also put in some information about cheaper or free parking and when you can take advantage of these great offers.
Late night shopping days
St George's shopping centre
St George's shopping centre will be open for late night shopping every Wednesday and Thursday until 8pm from now until Christmas. On late nights shoppers can park for free for three hours from 5pm. There will be an additional late night until 8pm for last minute Christmas shoppers at St George's on Friday 23 December.
Full details are below.
Sun 4th Dec10am to 5:30pm - Free parking for up to three hours
Mon 5th Dec 8am to 6:30pm
Tues 6th Dec 8am to 6:30pm
Wed 7th Dec 8am to 8:00pm - Free parking for vehicle entry after 5pm
Thur 8th Dec 8am to 8:00pm - Free parking for vehicle entry after 5pm
Fri 9th Dec 8am to 6:30pm
Sat 10th Dec 8am to 6:30pm
Sun 11th Dec 10am to 5:30pm - Free parking for up to three hours
Mon 12th Dec 8am to 6:30pm
Tues13th Dec 8am to 6:30pm
Wed 14th Dec 8am to 8:00pm - Free parking for vehicle entry after 5pm
Thur 15th Dec 8am to 8:00pm - Free parking for vehicle entry after 5pm
Fri 16th Dec 8am to 6:30pm
Sat 17th Dec 8am to 6:30pm
Sun 18th Dec 10am to 5:30pm - Free parking for up to three hours
Mon 19th Dec 8am to 6:30pm
Tue 20th Dec 8am to 7:00pm
Wed 21st Dec 8am to 8:00pm - Free parking for vehicle entry after 5pm
Thur 22nd Dec 8am to 8:00pm - Free parking for vehicle entry after 5pm
Fri 23rd Dec 8am to 8:00pm - Free parking for vehicle entry after 5pm
Christmas Eve 8am to 5:00pm
Christmas Day - CLOSED
Boxing Day 9am to 5:00pm
Please note, individual store times may vary from the centre opening times. Free parking this Christmas at St George's: Max free stay 3hrs, normal tariff applies thereafter.
Fishergate shopping centre
Fishergate shopping centre will be open Wednesdays and Thursdays until 8pm from now until Wednesday 28 December. There will also be some additional late nights in the run-up to Christmas.
Full details are below.
Sun 4th Dec 11am to 5pm
Mon 5th Dec 9am to 6pm
Tues 6th Dec 9am to 6pm
Wed 7th Dec 9am to 8pm - Free parking for vehicle entry after 5pm
Thur 8th Dec 9am to 8pm - Free parking for vehicle entry after 5pm
Fri 9th Dec 9am to 6pm
Sat 10th Dec 9am to 6pm
Sun 11th Dec 11am to 5pm
Mon 12th Dec 9am to 7pm - Free parking for vehicle entry after 5pm
Tues 13th Dec 9am to 7pm - Free parking for vehicle entry after 5pm
Wed 14th Dec 9am to 8pm - Free parking for vehicle entry after 5pm
Thur 15th Dec 9am to 8pm - Free parking for vehicle entry after 5pm
Fri 16th Dec 9am to 7pm - Free parking for vehicle entry after 5pm
Sat 17th Dec 9am to 7pm - Free parking for vehicle entry after 5pm
Sun 18th Dec 11am to 5pm
Mon 19th Dec 9am to 8pm - Free parking for vehicle entry after 5pm
Tue 20th Dec 9am to 8pm - Free parking for vehicle entry after 5pm
Wed 21st Dec 9am to 8pm - Free parking for vehicle entry after 5pm
Thur 22nd Dec 9am to 8pm - Free parking for vehicle entry after 5pm
Fri 23rd Dec 9am to 8pm - Free parking for vehicle entry after 5pm
Christmas Eve 9am to 5pm
Christmas Day - CLOSED Boxing Day 8:00am to 6pm
Deepdale - Blackpool Road, Preston PR1 6QY Deepdale is open from 9-5pm Mon-Fri and from 9-6pm on Saturdays and 11-5pm on Sundays. Parking restrictions apply on match days. Please note, individual store times may vary from the centres' opening times.
More free parking can be found at UCLan until January 2 at its Victoria 2 and Leighton Street car parks until 9pm on weekdays, to 7pm on Saturdays and until 6pm on Sundays. Lancashire County Council’s Arthur Street car park will offer additional free parking each Saturday and Sunday from December 3 until December 18.
Free parking will start on Monday, December 7 and free parking will be available each day from 10am at five different car parks in the South Ribble area. These are Ecroyd Street, Sumner Street, King Street and Churchill Way in Leyland and Hope Terrace in Lostock Hall.
Victorian Christmas market takes place on 12 and 13 December from 6-9pm on Garstang High Street.
LONGRIDGE AND CLITHEROE
Christmas Markets will take place on Clitheroe Market on 3, 10 and 17 December 2016. Clitheroe Market will host a festive extravaganza and Christmas Markets featuring some of the finest artisan food and craft makers in the North West on four consecutive Saturdays from 26 November.
Parking charges are to be waived for shoppers and visitors at council-operated car parks in Clitheroe and Longridge town centres on Saturdays throughout December. Free parking will be on offer to shoppers and visitors for up to three hours at council-operated car parks in Clitheroe town centre and Barclay Road Car Park in Longridge on Saturday 3, 10, 17 and 24 December.
Houndshill Shopping Centre
Late night shopping Houndshill Shopping Centre Shoppers will be able to stock up on Christmas goodies until 9pm on Thursday evenings throughout December at Houndshill Shopping Centre.
Visitors to the centre will also be able to park for £1 from 5pm on late nights.
Late night shopping days at Houndshill are
Thursday 15 December 9am-9pm
Thursday 22 December 9am-9pm
Thursday 29 December 9am-9pm
The centre will be open from 9-6pm on other days Monday to Saturday and and from 10.30am-4.30pm on Sundays.
Freeport Fleetwood will be open for late night Christmas shoppers until 8pm on Thursdays (9pm on 22) throughout December. The centre will be open from 10am until 6pm on other week days and from 11am to 5pm on Sundays. Parking is free at Freeport Fleetwood with 700 car spaces and 10 coach spaces.
Public transport offers
Blackpool Transport is also offering £1 travel on bus and tram journeys to or from Blackpool Town Centre on late night shopping nights this Christmas. Travellers will pay just £1 on any journey going to, or leaving Blackpool Town Centre on December 1, 8, 15 and 22 from 5pm until midnight.
The £1 fare offer also applies all day Sunday December 4, 11 and 18.
Shoppers can park for a pound on Thursdays and Sundays in four town centre car parks – West Street, Central, Talbot multi-storey and East Topping Street. This offer will run on the four Thursday late night shopping events on December 1, 8, 15 and 22 from 5pm until midnight. Joining in with the Thursday night offer, the Houndshill Shopping Centre car park will also be a pound to park from 5pm – midnight. All day Sunday December 4, 11 and 18 are also included in the Park for a Pound offer in the four Council town centre car parks.
Late Night Shopping in Poulton-le-Fylde every Thursday evening till 8.00 pm from 27 November - 18 December. Free parking after 6.00 pm
Lytham St Anne's
Free parking at council run car parks on Saturdays and Sundays in the run up to Christmas.
Stringers Department Store will be open until 8pm on Thurs 15 and 22.
Grand Arcade, Wigan
Late Night Thursdays – open until 8pm every Thursday, ends 22nd December
Extended Opening Times
Wednesday 21st December - 9:00am – 8:00pm
Thursday 22nd December - 9:00am – 8:00pm
Friday 23rd December - 9:00am – 8:00pm
Saturday 24th December - 9:00am – 5:30pm
Christmas Day CLOSED
Free parking after 3pm from Monday 14th November until Saturday 7th January in council car parks in Wigan and Leigh. Water Street MSCP, Galleries MSCP, Sovereign Road, Peppermill Lane, Wilton Street, Chapel Lane, Mona Street, Pennyhurst, Haig Street, Trencherfield Mill.car parks.
Free Sunday parking on all the council operated car parks in Wigan town centre, from Sunday, 20th November through to Sunday, 8th January.
Free late night parking on Thursdays until 9pm on The Galleries and Water Street multi-storey car parks from Thursday 17th November to Thursday 22nd December and free parking for the whole of Boxing Day Monday 26th December. For more information see here.
Chorley town centre car parks are FREE every Saturday after 1pm, all day Sunday and every day after 5pm.
Market Walk - Market Walk will be open late from 9-7pm on 15, 22 and 23 December.
Saturday 26 November – Sunday 18 December: 9am – 9pm weekdays, 9am – 8pm Saturdays, Sunday’s trading hours remain the same 11am – 5pm
Monday 19 – Friday 23 December: 8am – 9pm
Saturday 24 December: 8am – 5pm
CHRISTMAS DAY: CLOSED
Monday 26 December (Bank Holiday): 10am – 6pm
Tuesday 27 December (Bank Holiday): 10am – 8pm
Wednesday 28 – Friday 30 December: 9.30am – 8pm
Saturday 31 December: 9.30am – 6pm
NEW YEAR’S DAY: 11am – 5pm
Monday 2 January (Bank Holiday): 10am – 6pm
Tuesday 3 January: Return to normal store opening hours
*Please note that some store exceptions apply with extended opening hours.
Mon 12th Dec 9.30am to 8pm
Tues13th Dec 9.30am to 8pm
Wed 14th Dec 9.30am to 8pm
Thur 15th Dec 9.30am to 9pm
Fri 16th Dec 9.30am to 8pm
Sat 17th Dec 9.30am to 7pm
Sun 18th Dec 11am to 5pm
Mon 19th Dec 9.30am to 8pm
Tue 20th Dec 9.30am to 8pm
Wed 21st Dec 9.30am to 8pm
Thur 22nd Dec 9.30am to 9pm
Fri 23rd Dec 9.30am to 8pm
Christmas Eve 8am to 4pm
Christmas Day - CLOSED
Boxing Day 11am to 5pm
St John's Shopping Centre
Monday - Saturday: 9am - 7pm
Sunday: 11am - 5pm
Monday - Friday: 9am - 10pm
Saturday: 9am - 8pm
Sunday: 10am - 6pm*
*Due to Sunday trading laws larger stores are open from 11am - 5pm on Sundays
This includes Nike, Next, Clarks, Polo Ralph Lauren, Jacques Vert, Moss, Adidas, M&S, Gap, Superdry, Hugo Boss Menswea
Christmas Eve: 9am - 5pm
Christmas Day: Closed
Boxing Day: 8am - 7pm
New Years Eve: 9am - 5pm
New Years Day: 11am - 5pm
The Arndale Centre will be open for Christmas shopping at the following times until Friday 23 December.
Monday to Fridays 9am to 9pm
Saturdays 9am to 8pm
Sundays 11.30am to 5.30pm
INTU Trafford Centre
The Trafford Centre will be open for shopping at the following times in the run up to Christmas.
Friday 9 December 10-10pm
Saturday 10 December 10-10pm
Sun 11th Dec 12-6pm
12th Dec - 23 December Mon - Fri 9am to 11pm Saturdays 10am-10pm and Sundays 12pm-6pm.
24 Dec 9am to 5pm
Christmas Day - CLOSED