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Christmas & New year in the Lake District

Christmas and New Year in the Lake District, Cumbria is a magical time. With snow-peaked mountains and the peaceful serenity of the lakes, the landscape takes on a spectacular winter beauty.

Get into the festive spirit and book your holiday break to experience the magical winter landscape, great food, and many Christmas and New Year celebrations that the area has to offer.

The Lake District is well known for the quality of the food available, with so many top restaurants, many of which source ingredients locally produced here in Cumbria. What better way to make your Christmas and New Year break special than to book into one of the excellent restaurants in the area. Wine, dine and see in the New Year in style.

 
 

Short breaks over the Christmas period

Festive Events

Check out the many festive events that are being held across the Lake District and Cumbria this Christmas and New Year.

From Christmas markets and Dickensian festivals to the switch on of Christmas lights and family shows there is something for everyone as you relax and enjoy the Cumbrian Christmas cheer.

The Muncaster Festival

The Muncaster Festival

Sun 28 - Tue 30 May 2017

Antique & Collectors Fair

Antique & Collectors Fair

Thu 1 - Sat 3 Jun 2017

Carlisle Farmers Market (©D&H Photographers)

Carlisle Farmers Market

Sat 3 Jun 2017

Antiques and Vintage Fair

Antiques and Vintage Fair

Sun 4 Jun 2017

Boot Beer Festival

Boot Beer Festival

Thu 8 - Sun 11 Jun 2017

Food & Drink Festival

Food & Drink Festival

Thu 8 - Sun 18 Jun 2017

Keswick Mountain Festival

Keswick Mountain Festival

Fri 9 - Sun 11 Jun 2017

Stepping Stones Festival

Stepping Stones Festival

Fri 9 - Sun 11 Jun 2017

Festival Food Market

Festival Food Market

Sat 10 Jun 2017

Antique & Collectors Fair

Antique & Collectors Fair

Fri 16 - Sun 18 Jun 2017

Fish & Chip Suppers at the Railway

Fish and Chip Evenings

Fri 16 Jun 2017

Another Fine Fest

Another Fine Fest 2017

Sat 17 Jun 2017

Windermere Record & CD Fair

Windermere Record & CD Fair

Sat 17 Jun 2017

Afternoon Tea in the Castle

Afternoon Tea in the Castle

Sun 18 Jun 2017

Colin Caygill Antique Fair

Colin Caygill Antique Fair

Sun 18 Jun 2017

Royal Acot Ladies Race Day

Royal Acot Ladies Race Day

Thu 22 Jun 2017

Antique & Collectors Fair

Antique & Collectors Fair

Sat 24 - Sun 25 Jun 2017

Armed Forces Day

Armed Forces Day

Sat 24 Jun 2017

Artisan Markets

Artisan Markets

Sat 24 Jun 2017

Brampton Farmers Market

Brampton Farmers Market

Sat 24 Jun 2017

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Christmas shopping

Visit the best local shopping outlets and suppliers during your stay, and find the perfect gift for your loved ones... or that little treat for yourself!

Cumbria and the Lake District has a wealth of choice for that special gift this Christmas. Find a great selection of artisan gifts made by master craftsmen and deliciously tasty food and drink gifts.

With such choice, you are sure to find something with flair and distinction for your friends and loved ones this Christmas.

 

Festive food

The Lake District has so much to offer the food lover this Christmas, with a wealth of quality restaurants, pubs and cafes across the county, many using locally sourced produce. From Michelin starred fine dining to a hearty homemade pub meal with a pint of high-quality local ale, the choice and variety is exceptional.

Sample the best of Cumbrian produce by visiting one of the farmer's markets or food festivals taking place this season and remember to visit some of the many purveyors of high quality artisan food and drink across the county - including local gingerbread, artisan bread, exciting local beers and homemade chocolates, not to mention the famous sticky toffee pudding!

Browse some of the food and drink delights on offer in the Lake District this Christmas using the categories below.

Have a magical Christmas in the Lake District

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