Christmas season is finally upon us, and much of December sees one or another celebration taking place, as well as the usual fun and frolics of the Lakes to go with it Here are some that stand out to us as events you might not want to miss – some of which you might never otherwise have heard of.
Made In Cumbria Farmer’s Market
Aladdin in Pantomime by the G.A.O.S.
|Friday, 4th December, Carlisle City Centre|
An excellent way of spending your day, and the perfect chance to pick up some choice delights for your table in the run-up to Christmas. A farmers’’ market will always have some of the best meat around, and is well worth a browse.
|Friday 3th December through Sunday the 6th December, Victoria Hall, Grange-over-Sands|
A traditional Christmas panto put on by the leading lights of the Grange-over-Sands Amateur Operatic Society. Just the thing to get you in the festive mood if you haven’t joined us there yet!
Live Christmas Classics At Allan Bank
Hawkshead Christmas Fair & Beer Festival
|Saturday 5th December, Allan Bank, Grasmere|
A series of Christmas musical duels by the talented singers Lynn Temple and Peter Bayliss.
|Saturday 5th & Sunday 6th December, Hawkshead Village|
A beautiful Christmas fair with a certain amount of added merriment, with free admission, street entertainers, and even late-night shopping for handmade gifts emblematic of the Lake District.
Antique Collectors Fair in Carlisle
Traditional Keswick Christmas Fayre
|Sunday 6th December, Wetheral Village Community Hall|
Time for one last bargain hunt before the Christmas shopping is done? Of course there is, and now’s certainly the time.
|Sunday 6th December, Keswick Town Centre|
In a busy month, this is always one of the standouts. Enjoy the traditions of a famous Lakleand town and help extend the tradition yourself by participating.
Burnside Brass Band Christmas Concert
Antique & Collectors Fair in Cockermouth
|7th, 8th, 11th, 16th & 19th December, various venues|
A traditional brass band give us Christmas favourites in venues across the Lakes.
|Saturday 12th December, Methodist Church Hall, Cockermouth|
Another chance to browse through some fascinating antiques and see if anything special catches your fancy.
The Grasmere Players Present Cinderella
Made In Cumbria Christmas Farmers Market
|Thursday 17th to Saturday 18th December, Grasmere Village Hall|
Our second spectacular panto of the season, and what a way to get into the festive spirit in the traditional British way.
|Friday 18th December, Kendal market Place, Kendal|
A last chance to pick up some spectacular Lake District food and preserves before Christmas. Just like…
Cartmel Christmas Food Market
Cartmel Choral Society Annual Christmas Concert
|Friday 18th December, Linsworth’s Yard, Cartmel Village|
A special seasonal serving of Cartmel and the Lake District’s finest foods.
|Saturday 18th December, Cartmel Priory, Cartmel Village|
A beautiful concert in historic Cartmel Priory.
New Years Eve at the Sun In, Crook
|New Year’s Eve, The Sun Inn, Crook|
A party to ring in the new year with dancing arranged and a ready buffet.