It’s beginning to look a lot like Christmas…

Published: Friday 1st Nov 2019

Written by: Alex Barton

Well it’s not actually its glorious autumn sunshine today but as we arrive at the beginning of November those with more organised tendencies start to look ahead to the festive season and the wonderful days out to be enjoyed in and around the Lake District.

The annual Christmas light switch on in Ambleside on the 16th November which also includes a Santa Cruise this year (which has unfortunately sold out) however you can still enjoy the lantern procession with Santa switching the lights on (by magic of course) at around 4.30pm followed by a free firework display commencing at 5.30pm at Rothay Park which is walking distance from our traditional town house 4 Swiss Villas.

Ambleside in Winter

Hawkshead Christmas fair takes place on the 7th and 8th December and is a traditional fair featuring Christmas crafts, local produce, Christmas carols, live entertainment as well as Santa’s Grotto and lantern display. Located near our beautiful Pull Beck its one for the calendar.

Hawkshead in winter

This year’s Windermere Christmas celebration with feature an ice-rink for the first time as well as traditional roasted chestnuts, mulled wine and an array of local produce to sample and purchase. It takes place on the 14th and 15th December, with free parking on the Sunday and is a weekend not to be missed by visitors and locals alike. The beautiful Bluebell Brook is literally a stone’s throw away from the action although hidden away from the hustle and bustle of the celebrations!

Windermere Christmas Celebration

So although Christmas feels like a far away land right now it’s worth getting these dates in your diary so you can enjoy some magical days with the family in run up and sample some of the fantastic produce Cumbria has to offer and maybe get some last minute/early gifts depending on your inclination!

Alex Barton



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