a list of Christmas markets in the Lake District for 2021

Celebrate Christmas this year in the Lake District and enjoy a festive day out or two at one of these Christmas markets.

The Lake District is full of cosy hotels, country houses and plenty of festive markets that will help get you into the Christmas spirit this year. Whether you are staying in one of our resorts or you are just in the Lake District and are looking for a festive day out, we’ve got you covered. We have done our research for Christmas markets this year in the area and put together a list for you to give you some inspiration and ideas of how you can spend your time in the Lake District.


Ulverston Dickensian Christmas Festival

Where? Ulverston Town Centre and Car Parking, LA12 9AU

When? 27th & 28th November 2021

Time? All day, open till late

How Much? Free

Other Info:

  • Traditional fairground with helter skelter
  • Period dress competition
  • 21st year of the Dickensian Christmas Festival

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Christmas Fair at Wordworth’s HomeLittle girl Christmas shopping with her mum

Where? Rydal Mount, Rydal, Ambleside LA22 9LU

When? 11th & 12th December 2021

Time? TBC

How Much? £12 adults, £6 children

Other Info:

  • Two day event at William Wordsworth’s home
  • Live music, mulled wine, mince pies, craft workshops
  • Some of the county’s best artists and creators will be there

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Eco Friendly Christmas Market

Where? Carlisle Quakers, Friends Meeting House, CA3 8RR

When? 27th November 2021

Time? 11am – 4pm

How Much? Free

Other Info:

  • Eco friendly shopping and Christmas crafts for children
  • Full afternoon experience
  • Perfect for all the family during the festive period

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Keswick Victorian FayreGroup of three women dressed warmly singing carols at christmas.

Where? Keswick Market, Market Square, Keswick, CA12 5FB

When? 5th December 2021

Time? 10am – 4pm

How Much? Free

Other Info:

  • Over 30 charity stalls will be selling Christmas homemade crafts, produce, festive food and drink
  • Live entertainment including bands, choirs, dancers and more
  • Children’s funfair, tombolas and raffles throughout the day

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Yew Tree Barn Christmas Market

Where? Low Newton, Nr Cartmel, Cumbria, LA11 6JP

When? 3rd, 4th & 5th December 2021

Time? 10am – 4.30pm

How Much? Free

Other Info:

  • Over 40 quality stalls
  • Artisan made gifts, art, ceramics, cards, Christmas decorations, locally produced foot and drink etc.
  • Festive food will be served all day in Harry’s café bar

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If you are looking for somewhere to stay we have some amazing resorts in the Lake District that will suit familes, couples and groups of friends.

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