But it has not stopped local group the Friends of Winckley Square (FoWS) sharing their celebrations in a specially pre-recorded online concert.
The festive offering entitled A Winckley Christmas Cracker will be available to watch on You Tube from 4pm on Sunday December 6.
Filming for the event, which replaces the usual outdoor concert in the Square. started in October.
The 35 minute concert and entertainment features a piper and carols lead by FoWS member Ian Williams, with the Midge Hall Singers with assistance from Preston Methodist Voices.
Another highlight will be anecdotes shared by the Square’s ghosts of Christmas Past and a visit from Santa.
The event was written and performed by FoWs members and produced by STUDIO RTR.
Chair of the Friends Patricia Harrison said: "Enjoy our Christmas concert this year in your home. Settle down with a cup or a glass of your favourite drink and relax. The film goes live at 4pm on December 6 - the date you would have been enjoying a mulled wine and listening to carols and other entertainment in the gardens. There is something here for everyone. It's on YouTube. Please subscribe - it will cost you nothing."
The film can be seen here