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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.

Music Festival Weekend

Music Festival Weekend

Fri 24 - Sun 26 Feb 2017

Brampton Farmers Market

Brampton Farmers Market

Sat 25 Feb 2017

Megacon

Megacon

Sat 25 Feb 2017

Colin Caygill Antique Fair

Colin Caygill Antique Fair

Sun 26 Feb 2017

Antique & Collectors Fair

Antique & Collectors Fair

Thu 2 Mar 2017

Antique & Collectors Fair

Antique & Collectors Fair

Sat 4 Mar 2017

Antique & Collectors Fair

Antique & Collectors Fair

Sat 4 Mar 2017

Carlisle Farmers Market (©D&H Photographers)

Carlisle Farmers Market

Sat 4 Mar 2017

Wine Tasting Weekend in The Lakes

Wine Tasting Weekend in The Lakes

Fri 10 - Sun 12 Mar 2017

Antique & Collectors Fair

Antique & Collectors Fair

Sat 11 - Sun 12 Mar 2017

Fish & Chip Suppers at the Railway

Fish and Chip Evenings

Fri 17 Mar 2017

Marmalade Festival

Marmalade Festival

Sat 18 - Sun 19 Mar 2017

Penrith Goes Orange

Penrith Goes Orange

Sat 18 Mar 2017

Windermere Record & CD Fair

Windermere Record & CD Fair

Sat 18 Mar 2017

Gin Party at the Hardknott Bar

Gin Party at the Hardknott Bar

Fri 24 - Sun 26 Mar 2017

Brampton Farmers Market

Brampton Farmers Market

Sat 25 Mar 2017

Mother’s Day Lunch

Mother’s Day Lunch

Sun 26 Mar 2017

Smoking Courses

Smoking Courses

Tue 28 Mar 2017

Antique & Collectors Fair

Antique & Collectors Fair

Thu 30 Mar - Sun 2 Apr 2017

Carlisle Farmers Market (©D&H Photographers)

Carlisle Farmers Market

Sat 1 Apr 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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