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Carlisle Christmas Markets

Five Christmas markets to fill your stockings and your stomach

Find everything you need to fill your stockings and your stomach at six of the best Christmas markets across The Lake District, Cumbria. Click on each event name for full details!


Windermere Christmas Celebration

8th & 9th December

Windermere is hosting its second Christmas celebration this year with a wide range of festive stalls selling seasonal gifts from creative ceramics to handcrafted soaps. There will be delicious food and drinks offerings available all day, as well as live music and on street entertainment. The festivities will continue into the evening in the bars and pubs in the area so why not make a weekend of it and book accommodation in the area.

Windermere Christmas Celebration

Carlisle Christmas Artisan Market

28th November – 2nd December

Held in the heart of the historic city of Carlisle, underneath the formidable fortress of Carlisle Castle and on the door step of the world heritage site of Hadrian’s Wall, this annual event will boast an array of food and drink stalls by local producers as well as independent arts and crafts. Soak up the atmosphere at this festive event and stock up on Christmas essentials.

Carlisle Christmas Market

Yew Tree Barn, near Cartmel

30th Nov - 2nd December

Escape the cold and head into the warmth of the converted barn and heated marquee at this festive Christmas market where you can stock up on gifts from an array of stalls selling antiques, art, food and drink. Listen to live music and treat yourself to hot roasted chestnuts whilst enjoying the festive spirit. Explore nearby Cartmel, the ultimate foodie destination with the village being the home of the famous Cartmel Sticky Toffee Pudding a range of delightful independent artisan shops, a brewery and even a two Michelin star restaurant.

Yew Tree Barn

Askham Hall & Gardens

30th November - 2nd December

Askham’s newly refurbished medieval ‘banquet hall’ will be just one of the locations to come alive with the sights and sounds of a traditional Christmas market. Around 45 stalls will be taking residence selling an array of festive produce, crafts and giftware from local Cumbrian businesses and suppliers.

Askham Hall

Holker Winter Market

2nd, 3rd & 4th November

Stock up on local Cumbrian produce and artisan gifts at the Winter Market at Holker Hall and Gardens. With over 50 stalls all showcasing the best produce on offer for the festive season, exquisite home decorations and perfect presents for all the family. There’s also live music and street entertainment along with children’s activities so there’s something to give everyone the festive feeling.

Holker Winter Markets
With an array of markets and foodie festivities going on in the region over the festive period why not make a holiday of it, stay in one of our 1000s of accommodations and visit our many attractions and restaurants.

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