Festivities in the Lake District
Are you visiting the Lakes this festive season? There are a number of Christmas markets and light switch-ons taking place across Cumbria that are great fun for all the family. Please find our festive event round up below and start planning your Christmas activities...
CHRISTMAS FAYRES & MARKETS
Brantwood's Winter Craft Fair is well known for showcasing the very best in local art and craft. Over 40 stalls will be in attendance including jewellery, textiles, woodwork, prints and cards as well as homemade Christmas cake and other festive treats.
Charles Dickens' famous tale 'A Christmas Carol' is brought to life in Ulverston Town Centre each year. With stall holders dressed in traditional Dickensian costume, live entertainment, delicious street food and the highlight of the festival - the grand parade. You'll find some fantastic Christmas gifts at the market so be prepared for a spot of Christmas shopping!
Visit Strawberry Bank and find stalls filled with unique, local Christmas gifts. Make an afternoon of it and enjoy a mulled cider or two whilst enjoying the festive music.
With over 50 stalls, a lantern parade, seasonal food, local ales and live street music, Hawkshead Christmas Fair & Beer Festival is one not to be missed!
Milnthorpe's Christmas is a great day out for families - with a huge array of market stalls for the adults and Santa's grotto and face painting for the kids!
This Victorian Fayre is located just 30 minutes drive from The Daffodil. Stall holders will be dressed in traditional Victorian attire selling a selection of Christmas crafts and produce. There's live bands, a choir and entertainment for the children to ensure a fun-filled day out.
With over 40 local festive food and craft stalls, this Christmas celebration is located just 25 minutes drive from Grasmere. Live entertainment, cosy pubs and plenty of mulled wine awaits! Not forgetting a visit from Santa himself...
Stock up with your favourite local treats in time for Christmas or perhaps purchase some last minute gifts. Held in the famous Undworth's Yard, it would be rude not to sample a local ale from the yard itself, or enjoy some unique flavours from Cartmel Cheese!
CHRISTMAS LIGHT SWITCH-ONS
Saturday 18th November: Ambleside Christmas Lights
Sunday 19th November: Kendal Christmas Lights Switch on
Sunday 19th November: Cockermouth Christmas Lights Switch on
Friday 24th November: Coniston Christmas Light Switch on
Thursday 30th November: Cartmel Christmas Light Switch on
Saturday 2nd December: Grange Christmas Light Switch on