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Christmas in Burnley: Where to go and What to do

Frosty grass and singing ringing tree

Forget Lapland, there’s nothing better than Burnley over the Festive season. If you’re spending your Christmas out and about in town, then we’ve got the lowdown on the best places to eat, drink and be merry.

Little Barista 

We’re not discriminating here – there’s loads of festively decorated cafés and restaurants spread across town that we’d more than love to (and will!) feature. However, Little Barista is its own Winter Wonderland in the heart of town, and we can’t help but feel all warm inside when we go for a hot chocolate.

The ultra-cosy, family-owned coffee shop offers some of the best festive brews around – and they’re all organic and Fairtrade, what could be better than that? So, whether you’ve come in to take shelter from the December cold with an Egg Nog Spiced Chai or one of their seriously unreal Gingerbread Lattes (or you just want to marvel at their incredibly cool upside-down tree) Little Barista is the place to be. You might as well – it is Christmas, after all!

Need some convincing? Head over to their Facebook page to see some of the festive frolicks that Little Barista get up to…

Festive Tipples 

But what if you’re snowed in? Or what about Christmas day? Which Christmas-themed drinks should you be consuming from the safety of your own home this December? Batch Gin’s Limited Edition Christmas Gin is brewed right here in Burnley and no Christmas drink could be more appropriate than one distilled with actual frankincense and myrrh. Combined with traditional Christmas spices and berries, this Brew is certain to get you in the Christmas “spirit”. Get your hands on this limited edition Christmas Gin by becoming a Batch Brew member for just £25.

We can’t not give a shout out to the tried and tested Bene ‘n’ Hot – even if you’re not at Turf, this Benedictine and hot water combo is drunk more in Burnley than anywhere else in the world (true story). Perfect for a winter’s night for those that are sick of mulled wine.

Christmassy Walks

Did you know the Burnley Borough is 80% rural? As we’re breaking up from college or university or work, there’s nothing wrong with taking a break from your smartphone and breathing in in a good amount of East Lancashire wilderness.

To one side of town we’ve got our beloved Pendle Hill, which looks gorgeous covered with light, powdery snow. To the other side, there’s the wonderful (and iconic) Singing Ringing Tree, a structure made as part of the Pendle Panopticons that makes a unique ringing noise when the wind blows through the sculpture. Both are easily Instagram-worthy locations.

Okay, maybe we’ll let you pick your phones back up for a few snaps here and there – especially if it snows.

Whatever you choose to do in December, wishes you a very Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year.