If you’re planning a pre-christmas getaway the Lake District is the perfect Winter Wonderland location with an abundance of festive events and some classic traditional markets so you can pick up those special presents for your loved ones. Why not plan to stay at our Keswick Reach Lodge Retreat or Thanet Well Lodge Retreat in the upcoming months and take a look at the information below, where we have chosen our top picks of the festive markets in the nearby area…
Keswick victorian fayre
Where: Pack Horse Court, CA12 5JB / When: 2nd Dec / Times: 10:30am – 4pm / Prices: Free to Attend
Keswick Victorian Fayre provides the perfect Christmas atmosphere to start the festive month off with a bang! Not only does this traditional market provide all the best arts and crafts but there will be free live entertainment on stage in the Market Place and also in Packhorse Court from choirs to bands and a even a children’s entertainer. For those looking to get that all important shopping done, there will be around 30 charity stalls packed with Christmas themed gifts and produce and once you’ve collected all the presents you need why not take a seat and enjoy the festive foods and drink that will also be on offer. This is a true family themed event with even the added bonus of a funfair for the kids and a visit from the one and only Father Christmas – meaning there will be something for everyone!
Lowther christmas market
Where: Lowther Castle, CA10 2HH / When: 25th – 25th Nov / Times: 10am – 5pm / Prices: Free for the Market (normal prices for Castle & Grounds)
Visit this beautiful Castle in the Lake District and be blown away by the stunning scenery and festive market! There will be a wide range of local produce to browse through, along with a host of handmade gifts from local makers and delicious goodies all for sale. The atmosphere will be putting you in the Christmas spirit early this year, with handmade delights you won’t find anywhere else.
Hawkshead christmas fair
Where: Hawkshead Town Centre, LA22 0NP / When: 1st & 2nd Dec / Times: 10am – 5pm
This family friendly Christmas fair is a big event every year and is the perfect way to start your families Christmas festivities! There will be over 80 craft and gift stalls to browse, where you can find the perfect handmade gift for that special someone in your life. There will also be a whole host of festive music playing to get you in the spirit, along with a group of fun and vibrant street entertainer who will be able to enthral the whole family all weekend long! There will also be Christmas Carols in the main square and a parade of lanterns through the village itself, and there’s even a price for the best decorated lantern so put those crafting skills to use!
Windermere christmas market
Where: Victoria Street, LA23 1AB / When: 8th & 9th Dec / Times: 11am – 6pm
A fun family friendly event in Windermere, with over 40 stalls to browse you will find local produce to try and buy, handmade gifts to peruse for that perfect gift, along with the fabulous and unique Mountain Goat Santa’s Grotto and a brass band and local choir providing the festive music and atmosphere. This annual event is run solely by volunteers and is a huge success every year for the whole community.