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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

Number 43 guest lounge

Number 43

Arnside

Beech Hill Hotel

Beech Hill Hotel

Windermere

Anns Hill Cottage bathroom

Anns Hill

Cockermouth

Beckside living

Southwaite Green Farm

Cockermouth

Fell View Cottage

Fell View Guest House

Bowness-on-Windermere

Lynwood Guest House bedroom

Lynwood Guest House

Windermere

Oak Bank Hotel Garden

Oak Bank Hotel

Grasmere

The Rybeck

The Ryebeck

Windermere

The Kings Head Hotel

The Kings Head

Keswick

Bank Cottage living room

Bank Cottage

Windermere

2 Cambridge Villas

2 Cambridge Villas

Ambleside

Brook House

Brook House

Windermere

Rosegarth bedroom

Rosegarth

Ravenglass

Squirrel Bank Cottage

Squirrel Bank Cottage

Bowness-on-Windermere

Bedroom

Grizedale Lodge

Hawkshead

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.

Antique & Collectors Fair

Antique & Collectors Fair

Thu 27 - Sat 29 Jul 2017

Brampton Farmers Market

Brampton Farmers Market

Sat 29 Jul 2017

Cumbria Steam Gathering

Cumbria Steam Gathering

Sat 29 - Sun 30 Jul 2017

Summer Ball

Summer Ball

Sat 29 Jul 2017

Windermere Record & CD Fair

Windermere Record & CD Fair

Sat 29 - Sun 30 Jul 2017

Rum Weekend

Rum Weekend

Fri 4 - Sun 6 Aug 2017

Carlisle Farmers Market (©D&H Photographers)

Carlisle Farmers Market

Sat 5 Aug 2017

Northbound Street Party

Northbound Street Party

Sat 5 Aug 2017

Windermere Record & CD Fair

Windermere Record & CD Fair

Sat 5 - Sun 6 Aug 2017

Antique & Collectors Fair

Antique & Collectors Fair

Fri 11 - Sat 12 Aug 2017

Dalston Show

Dalston Show

Sat 12 Aug 2017

Windermere Record & CD Fair

Windermere Record & CD Fair

Sat 12 - Sun 13 Aug 2017

Colin Caygill Antique Fair

Colin Caygill Antique Fair

Sun 13 Aug 2017

Windermere Record & CD Fair

Windermere Record & CD Fair

Sat 19 - Sun 20 Aug 2017

Afternoon Tea in the Castle

Afternoon Tea in the Castle

Sun 20 Aug 2017

Antique & Collectors Fair

Antique & Collectors Fair

Thu 24 - Fri 25 Aug 2017

International Market

International Market

Thu 24 - Mon 28 Aug 2017

Wannasee Festival

Wannasee Festival

Fri 25 - Sun 27 Aug 2017

Antique & Collectors Fair Ambleside

Antique & Collectors Fair Ambleside

Sat 26 Aug - Sun 3 Sep 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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