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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.

Santa has arrived!

Santa has arrived at Hayes Garden World

Sat 12 Nov - Fri 23 Dec 2016

Yuletide Afternoon Tea & Cruise

Yuletide Afternoon Tea & Cruise

Tue 1 Nov - Fri 23 Dec 2016

Christmas Party Nights

Christmas Party Nights

Fri 9 - Sat 10 Dec 2016

Boxing Day Casino Night

Boxing Day Casino Night

Sat 10 - Sat 17 Dec 2016

Christmas Markets

Ja Windermere German Christmas Markets

Sat 10 - Sun 11 Dec 2016

CFM Christmas Fayre

CFM Christmas Fayre

Sun 11 Dec 2016

Colin Caygill Antiques Fair

Colin Caygill Antiques Fair

Sun 11 Dec 2016

Christmas Party Nights

Christmas Party Nights

Fri 16 - Sat 17 Dec 2016

Brampton Farmers Market

Brampton Farmers Market

Sat 17 Dec 2016

New Year’s Eve

New Year’s Eve

Sat 31 Dec 2016

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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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