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Outdoor Event, Sun 19 Nov 2017, free entry

Kendal Christmas lights switch-on

Kendal Christmas lights switch-on

Kendal Christmas lights switch-on event



    Kendal’s celebration of Christmas starts with an afternoon of festive fun on Sunday 19th November when Santa and his reindeer visit for the big lights switch-on.

    Kendal’s streets will be transformed into a sparkling, twinkling winter wonderland following a reindeer-pulled sleigh procession from Abbot Hall to the Lakeland Radio stage (just next to Elephant Yard Shopping Centre),for the lights switch-on.

    Santa and his reindeer will arrive in Abbot Hall from 2pm to join in the festive activities before leaving at around 4.10pm to lead the parade through town.

    There will be plenty of Christmas festivities and entertainment going on throughout Kendal’s town centre all afternoon before Santa arrives for the lights switch-on at 4.45pm. The Lakeland Radio stage will host a fabulous selection of festive talent along with live music. Elephant Yard will have some great festive treats on offer, including a special Christmas competition, and you can even post your letter to Santa so he knows exactly what to bring you on Christmas day.

    Join us for an afternoon of Christmas celebrations, festive fun, mince pies and mulled wine.

    For more details about the event and what’s on please visit

    Baby changing facilitiesCoach parties acceptedCredit cards accepted (no fee)Disabled toiletsEducation/study areaFacilities for groupsFacilities for educational visitsGift shopOn-site cateringPublic toiletsRegional Tourist Board MemberWheelchairs availableAccepts groups

    Children welcomeDisabled accessDogs accepted

    Picnic site nearby. Free admission to The Bakestone cafe at Abbot Hall.

    Event details

    Dates Times
    Sun 19 Nov 2017 13:30 to 17:00


    Free entry


    Kendal Town Council

    01539 793490


    Abbot Hall,
    LA9 5AL


    From M6 jct 36 take A590 to Kendal. Come off dual-carriageway at Kendal south. Follow signs into town, Abbot Hall is well signed, next to Parish church.

    Just a short walk from Kendal Train Station. Swap onto the Lakes Line from Oxenholme and alight at Kendal.

    Parking: with charge

    Accessible by Public Transport: 1 mile from Kendal station


    • Baby changing facilitiesBaby changing facilities
    • Coach parties acceptedCoach parties accepted
    • Credit cards accepted (no fee)Credit cards accepted (no fee)
    • Disabled toiletsDisabled toilets
    • Education/study areaEducation/study area
    • Facilities for groupsFacilities for groups
    • Facilities for educational visitsFacilities for educational visits
    • Gift shopGift shop
    • On-site cateringOn-site catering
    • Public toiletsPublic toilets
    • Regional Tourist Board MemberRegional Tourist Board Member
    • Wheelchairs availableWheelchairs available
    • Accepts groupsAccepts groups
    • Children welcomeChildren welcome
    • Disabled accessDisabled access
    • Dogs acceptedDogs accepted

    Picnic site nearby. Free admission to The Bakestone cafe at Abbot Hall.

    Self-Assessed Accessibility Details


    • YesLevel access (no steps/thresholds) or access by ramp or lift to restaurant / cafe
    • YesLevel access (ie no steps or thresholds), or access by ramp or lift to the toilets
    • YesLevel access (ie no steps or thresholds) or access by ramp to a specially adapted toilet for wheelchair users
    • Restaurant / cafe provide meals for visitors with special dietary requirements:
      • YesVegetarian
      • YesVegan
    • YesBaby changing facilities
    • YesRestaurant / café well lit and suitable for people with sight impairments
    • YesHigh chairs for children
    • YesChildren's menu
    • YesAudible alarm system

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