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What's On in the Lake District, Cumbria

The Lake District, Cumbria is #theplacetobe all year round.

There are so many exceptional events throughout the calendar, with something for all tastes and ages.

Come and enjoy the World's Original Marmalade Awards at Dalemain.
Explore the county in the Great Peter Rabbit Egg Hunt.
Step back in time at the Ulverston Dickensian Festival.

With a full programme of county shows and music festivals, walks, talks and fairs we look forward to seeing you soon.

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Open to ideas for things to see? We have a great deal happening around Cumbria throughout the year. All year round there are loads of events taking place all over the county. Concerts, festivals, exhibitions, theatre productions and more.

Search all the events taking place and find yourself something to do while you stay.

There is always something to do when you stay in Cumbria. Learn a new skill, take a guided walk or immerse yourself in Cumbrian life and visit a county show, these are just some of the many things to do during your visit to the Lake District, Cumbria.

 

 
 
 

Major Visitor Events

Here are some of the Major visitor events happening across Cumbria this year. There's a little bit of everything and definitely something that will take your fancy.

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Shivers

Shivers

Kendal

Wed 12 Dec 2018

Lake District Wedding Fair

Lake District Wedding Fair

Milnthorpe

Sat 23 - Sun 24 Feb 2019

Light the Lakes 2019

Light the Lakes 2019

Ambleside

Fri 21 - Sun 23 Jun 2019

Kendal Calling

Kendal Calling

Penrith

Thu 25 - Sun 28 Jul 2019

Holker Chilli Fest

Holker Chilli Fest

Grange-over-Sands

Sat 7 - Sun 8 Sep 2019

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Christmas Events

This Christmas there are so many events happening around Cumbria to help get you into the festive spirit.

Take a look at the slider below and see what’s on while you're here.

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The Santa Express

The Santa Express

Ambleside

Sat 3 Nov - Sun 23 Dec 2018

Join The Santa Express @ Hayes Garden World!...

Christmas Baubles: Glassblowing

Christmas Baubles: Glassblowing

Ulverston

Thu 15 Nov - Sun 23 Dec 2018

Blowing a lead crystal Christmas bauble is a fantastically exciting and educational experience for almost anyone.

Post your letter to Santa

Post your letter to Santa

Penrith

Fri 23 Nov - Fri 21 Dec 2018

Christmas is round the corner, it’s time to write to Santa!

Puppet Theatre Christmas Production

Puppet Theatre Christmas Production

Penrith

Sun 9 Dec 2018 - Sun 6 Jan 2019

A stunning and original production, using a mixture of puppet types and special scenic effects which includes projected moving images and a revolving stage.

Thea Gilmore - Christmas Party Tour

Thea Gilmore - Christmas Party Tour

Kendal

Thu 13 Dec 2018

Since releasing her debut as a teenager nearly 20 years ago, the Oxfordshire-raised, Cheshire-based singer and songwriter Thea Gilmore has gained global acclaim for making music not only of extraordinary beauty, but of rare honesty...

Christmas Party Nights

Christmas Party Nights

Windermere

Fri 14 Dec 2018

Why not celebrate a Christmas party in style with a night of festive fun and yuletide merriment, which will begin the party season with a bang.

Christmas With Voce

Christmas with Voce

Workington

Fri 14 Dec 2018

In aid of local charities, this show presents Barrow in Furness male tenor group Voce in an evening of opera and popular music with a classical twist.

Christmas Party Nights

Christmas Party Nights

Windermere

Sat 15 Dec 2018

Why not celebrate a Christmas party in style with a night of festive fun and yuletide merriment, which will begin the party season with a bang.

Breakfast with Santa at Bay View Garden Centre

Breakfast with Santa

Arnside

Sat 15 - Sun 16 Dec 2018

Santa is up early with the Elves…it’s a busy time of year after all!

Santa's Magical Gingerbread Cottage

Santa's Magical Gingerbread Cottage

Penrith

Sat 15 - Sun 16 Dec 2018

Join Santa in our magical candy cane forest. Hang your wish on our wishing tree and visit Santa in his gingerbread house. Receive a gift and a 4×6 photograph of you and Santa.

Santa's Magical Grotto at Bay View Garden Centre

Santa's Magical Grotto at Bay View Garden Centre

Arnside

Sat 15 - Sun 16 Dec 2018

Santa and Mrs Claus are heading to Bay View Garden Centre this Christmas on selected dates throughout December. Join us for a magical journey with our resident elves to meet Mrs Claus on the hunt to find Santa before Christmas Eve.

Christmas Tea Parties

Christmas Tea Parties

Bowness-on-Windermere

Sat 15 Dec 2018

Tea parties with all christmassy trimmings. Meet Father Christmas, open some crackers and enjoy the spirit of Christmas.

Christmas Concert Eden Baroque

Christmas Concert Eden Baroque

Carlisle

Sat 15 - Sun 16 Dec 2018

Eden Baroque are Michael Sanderson (baritone and baroque violin) and Katharine May (harpsichord) from Eden Valley Music, who specialise for these performances in music and instruments from the 17th and 18th centuries.

CBeebies Christmas Show: Thumbelina

CBeebies Christmas Show: Thumbelina

Ambleside

Sat 15 Dec 2018

This winter, join in the fun and enjoy your favourite Christmas show in the cinema for the first time ever! The much anticipated annual CBeebies Christmas Show is coming to the big screen for a family-friendly cinema experience.

Christmas Tea Parties

Christmas Tea Parties

Bowness-on-Windermere

Sun 16 Dec 2018

Tea parties with all christmassy trimmings. Meet Father Christmas, open some crackers and enjoy the spirit of Christmas.

Murder at Mistletoe Manor

Murder at Mistletoe Manor

Bowness-on-Windermere

Sun 16 Dec 2018

'Sley' Bells are ringing over at Mistletoe Manor as the Lady of the manor suffers the kiss of death and the servants are left to prepare the house for the arrival of the new heir.

Christmas Cracker

Christmas Cracker

Kendal

Mon 17 - Tue 18 Dec 2018

A sharing of Christmassy work from Brewery Youth Arts with theatre, dance and visual arts. Join us to celebrate the season!

Santa's Magical Grotto at Bay View Garden Centre

Santa's Magical Grotto at Bay View Garden Centre

Arnside

Tue 18 - Fri 21 Dec 2018

Santa and Mrs Claus are heading to Bay View Garden Centre this Christmas on selected dates throughout December. Join us for a magical journey with our resident elves to meet Mrs Claus on the hunt to find Santa before Christmas Eve.

Christmas Tea Parties

Christmas Tea Parties

Bowness-on-Windermere

Thu 20 Dec 2018

Tea parties with all christmassy trimmings. Meet Father Christmas, open some crackers and enjoy the spirit of Christmas.

Christmas Party Nights

Christmas Party Nights

Windermere

Fri 21 Dec 2018

Why not celebrate a Christmas party in style with a night of festive fun and yuletide merriment, which will begin the party season with a bang.

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