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best Christmas events in the Lake District 2022

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October 6, 2022 · 10 MIN READ

There is nothing better to get you into the festive spirit than planning what to do this December.

Whether you are going to the Lake District on holiday or you are from the area this list of events will be perfect for you. From Christmas markets to festive events have a browse below and see which ones you want to add into your plans this festive season.

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Dark Skies Walk – Festive Edition

where? Whinlatter Forest, Whinlatter Pass, Keswick, CA12 5TW

when? 23rd December 2022

time? From 5.30pm

how much? £10 – £25 per person

other info:

  • Cover 3-4 miles of trails at night
  • Stop for amazing star gazing opportunities
  • Self-guided tour start at Visitor Centre

Swing Into Christmas

where? The Coro, Ulverston, Cumbria, LA12 7LZ

when? 20th December 2022

time? 7.30pm – 10pm

how much? standard: £29, concessions £20

other info:

  • Christmas celebration like no other
  • Down for the Count Orchestra
  • Recreate music of Nat ‘King’ Cole, Billie Holiday and more

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Carlisle Christmas Market

where? Carlisle City Centre, Carlisle, Cumbria, CA3 8JW

when? 2nd December – 11th December 2022

time? 10am – 6pm each day except thurs: 10am – 8pm & sun: 10am – 4pm

how much? Free

other info:

  • 40 Alpine style chalets and festive units
  • City centre transformed into festive winter wonderland
  • Plenty of gifts, crafts, food and drink

Windermere Christmas Celebration

where? Windermere, LA23 1AD

when? 10th December – 11th December 2022

time? TBC

how much? Free

other info:

  • Ran by a dedicated group of volunteers
  • Around 50 stalls selling a range of good
  • Live music and street performers

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Rydal Mount Christmas Fair

where? Rydal Mount and Gardens Weddings, Rydal, Ambleside, Cumbria, LA22 9LU

when? 10th December – 11th December 2022

time? 10am – 4pm

how much? general admission fee

other info:

  • Two day Christmas fair in the house and gardens
  • Home of the poet William Wordsworth
  • Craft stalls, gifts, cards, refreshment

Christmas Pudding 10K

where? New Dungeon Ghyll Hotel, Great Langdale, LA22 9JX

when? 10th December 2022

time? TBC

how much? £18 per person

other info:

  • 10km run in the beautiful Lake District scenery
  • Prizes for overall male and female winners
  • Prize for best dressed

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Keswick Victorian Fayre

where? Keswick

when? 4th December 2022

time? 10.30am – 4pm

how much? Free

other info:

  • Over 30 charity stalls
  • Live entertainment in the Market Place and Packhorse Court
  • Selection of Christmas crafts, produce, food, games and more

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