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Festival, Sat 17 Nov 2018

Ambleside Community Christmas Lights

Ambleside Community Christmas Lights


Every year on the third Saturday in November, the people of Ambleside parade through the town at dusk, carrying hundreds of paper lanterns.

Young and old turn out to witness this spectacular procession, as traffic is halted and Christmas street lights throughout the town centre are switched on as if by magic by Santa Claus. Then there are FIREWORKS .

10am-12 noon – CancerCare Coffee Morning
10am-5pm – Parish Centre Craft Fair
From 12 noon - Ambleside comes alive with a host of stalls, entertainment, music and family fun.
11am and 2pm - Father Christmas Cruises on Windermere
4.30pm - Lantern Procession through the village with Father Christmas turning on the Christmas Lights.
Approx. 5.30pm – Firework finale in Rothay Park.

Event details

Dates Times
Sat 17 Nov 2018


Free entry to parade, entertainment, markets and fireworks.
Santa Cruises - £13 for adults and children over 13yrs. £8 for Children under 13yrs.


  • Children welcomeChildren welcome
  • Disabled accessDisabled access
  • Dogs acceptedDogs accepted




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Map reference: NY 377044  Lat: 54.43117 Long: -2.96186

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