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2nd December 2022

Christmas in the Lakes

Nothing gets us into the yuletide spirit quite like a visit to a Christmas market, and, while it’s a little early to start sipping mulled wine and singing carols, you’ll still want to plan ahead for your seasonal shopping trip.

With handmade gifts galore, spiced aromas in the air and ornate decorations aplenty, this is the occasion to soak up the magical merriment traditions, and we’re certainly spoilt for choice when it comes to celebrating the festive season.

Fortunately for us, some of the region’s best Christmas markets are only a short hop away and here are three of our favourites to visit when joining us for a stay in The Lake District this November and December.

Windermere Christmas Celebration

Windermere Christmas Celebration gears up for a family fun-packed weekend coming on the 10th and 11th of December to the streets of Windermere. The event will feature live music and on-street entertainment, with food and craft stalls and Taylor’s Fun Fair making an appearance.

The celebrations draw crowds of thousands from across the country to enjoy food, drink, and family festivities. With Father Christmas expected to make an appearance – but watch out for the Grinch!

Keswick Victorian Christmas Fayre

If you’re looking for traditional family entertainment, then this is the fayre for you.

From Victorian costumes and a nativity scene to the arrival of Santa and Mrs Claus in a reindeer-drawn sleigh, this is a spectacle that will warm any wintertime chills.

There will be over 30 stalls selling a selection of Christmas and homemade crafts, alongside festive food and drink, a children’s funfair, live music and performances throughout the day on 4th December. This is also an outdoor event, so wrap up well.

Winter Wonderland at Hayes Garden

Embark on a journey through Santa’s Winter Wonderland and help to search for his missing reindeer. See if you can remember all their names, play snowball games along the way and fish for food for the penguins. Plus post a ticket and eagerly await to be taken to the big man himself, and don‘t forget the Christmas wish list. Open 1st November – 23rd December.

Plan on visiting The Lake District this Christmas? Why not book a break with Cottage Escapes? Take a look at our selection of Cumbrian cottages perfect for making the most of the festivities.

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