We are extremely lucky to be situated in beautiful Lancashire and bordering the county of Cumbria – home of the Lake District! If you visit us in the winter, not only will you witness the beautiful autumnal version of our picturesque area, but you are in the perfect spot to enjoy a range of Christmas events in Lancashire and The Lakes. Here, you have everything you could possibly need to feel Christmassy! If you’d like to do some Christmas gift shopping, take the kids to visit Santa’s Grotto or enjoy some festive food and drink, you’re never far from the festivities here.
Whether you are a holiday home owner at Hawthorns Caravan Park, a local, or are just visiting the area, we’ve put together a list of our top five local Christmas events in Cumbria and Lancashire.
Lancashire on Ice
Few things go together better than Christmas and Ice Skating. Lancashire on Ice is the perfect place to have fun and get festive with the family this holiday season! Lancashire on Ice is set to return to the historic Dalton Square on the 25th November! Ice Skating is just one of the attractions the area boasts this November/December. The event has received accolades such as being awarded the Lancashire Tourism Awards ‘Large Event Award’ in 2019, and being recognised one of the best Ice Rinks in Europe by The Guardian Newspaper. Enjoy Christmas Market Stalls, Giant Tipi Bar, 800m real ice Ice Rink and Giant Ferris Wheel!
The event runs from the 25th November 2022 to 8th January 2023 and is a must-visit event – especially if you have never been before!
Get your tickets now!
Directions from Hawthorns Caravan Park to Lancashire on Ice
Windermere Christmas Celebration
After unfortunately having to cancel the planned events in 2020 and 2021 due to coronavirus restrictions, there is much anticipation for Windermere Christmas Celebration to return on the 10th and 11th December, 2022! Although we don’t have all the details regarding the event yet, you can expect to visit a wide range of independent local traders to be open, stalls to be selling locally made Christmas gifts, crafts, festive foods, hot and cold drinks and more!
Discussing the festive celebration, Event Director Kate Barton, said “It’s been a challenging couple of years to put on an event like this, but with some slight changes we are able to still operate this popular event in Windermere and we hope this year will be the best yet.”
The Windermere community is a festive force to behold, and the atmosphere at the Windermere Christmas Celebration promises to get the whole family in the Christmas spirit!
Keep an eye on the Windermere Christmas website for updates on the Celebration. The dates for your diaries: 10th and 11th December.
Windermere Christmas strongly recommend that visitors park in Bowness-on-Windermere and get the FREE shuttle bus to the Celebration.
Directions from Hawthorns Caravan Park to Bowness-on-Windermere.
Christmas Artisan Market
The Christmas Artisan Market is coming to Kingfisher Pub in Kirkham on the 20th November! Join the fun from 10am to 3pm, where you’ll have the chance to enjoy a range of artisan food, drinks and crafts! Just a handful of things on offer include locally distilled gins and cocktails, artisan pies, mouth watering cakes, cookies and brownies, specialty, traditional and artisan cheeses, craft stalls, hand knitted accessories, gifts, make up and jewellery. Come and support the excellent local businesses, makers, producers, photographer and crafters!
See their Facebook event for further information. The Christmas Artisan Market takes place on Sunday 20th November from 10am – 3pm.
Directions from Hawthorns Caravan Park to Christmas Artisan Market
Breakfast with Santa
Start your Christmas Eve the perfect way – by enjoying a Breakfast with Santa! With excitement already high on the day before Christmas, your children will love the opportunity to meet Santa. On what is his busiest day of the year, we’re certain that your children will feel special and eagerly await his visit the same evening. Dare we say it… your little ones might be better behaved in anticipation of the following day? Breakfast is included in the price of £7 per adult and £5 per child – and all children will receive a present from Santa Claus, too!
Join Santa at The Hurley Flyer, Westgate from 10am – 12pm on Saturday 24th December!
Directions from Hawthorns Caravan Park to Breakfast With Santa
Santa’s Grotto in Kirkham
We couldn’t finish our top picks of Christmas events in Lancashire without a trip to Santa’s Grotto! Situated in Kirkham Village Hall, this meet-and-greet experience is like unlike most others! Your children will start by climbing the staircase all the way up to the Magical Tree House. Here, they’ll find Santa’s elves busy getting ready for Christmas Eve. They’ll introduce your children to Santa Claus where they’ll receive a special present and have the opportunity to take a photo with the main man. Children can also make reindeer food and watch a live link to the North Pole!
Your family will love this truly magical experience. Book your slot from the 12th November to 24th December 2022 now!
Find out more on the Visit Lancashire website.
This experience is a 45 minute drive from our park, but we think the journey is completely worth it! Besides, who knew the North Pole was just a short drive away…
Directions from Hawthorns Holiday Park to Santa’s Grotto.
Holiday homes in Lancashire
Lancashire and The Lakes truly are a magical place to spend the festive season. If you love the beautiful location we call home as much as we do then why not consider purchasing a holiday home in Lancashire! As a static caravan owner here, you can enjoy the amenities that our 5 star award-winning park has to offer, such as library, free WiFi, 9 hole putting greens, wildlife ponds, woodland walks and more. Along with stunning grounds and places to explore within our park, you’ll find an seemingly endless number of natural beauty spots in every direction.
We boast a desirable, convenient location, with the Lake District just 20 minutes away and the Yorkshire Dales and Trough of Bowland only 30 minutes away. So, whether you choose to drive or explore the area on foot, you’ll quickly find the perfect walk for your family. After a busy day hiking or tearing up the terrain on a mountain bike, you’ll love coming back to your home from home at Hawthorns, where your warm and cosy caravan will be waiting for you on an ambient, secluded pitch.
Hawthorns has been family-owned by the Wrights for more than 25 years, and we price ourselves on offering personable, tailored service to all that join us at the park! We can’t wait to speak to you about joining our family at Hawthorns! To find out more, don’t hesitate to contact our friendly team today!