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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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Xmas & NYE Events

'Tis the season to be jolly! So why not have a cheeky little trip to Cumbria and get into the festive spirit. We have a lot of Christmas and New Years events happening in the area. Take a look at the slider below and see what’s on!  

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Blackwell, The Arts & Crafts House

Christmas Advent Events

Windermere

Fri 1 - Sun 31 Dec 2017

Meet Santa

Meet Santa

Penrith

Fri 8 - Sun 24 Dec 2017

Christmas Party Nights

Christmas Party Nights

Windermere

Fri 15 - Sat 16 Dec 2017

Victorian Christmas Talk

Victorian Christmas Talk

Windermere

Fri 15 Dec 2017

Christmas Owls By Moonlight

Christmas Owls By Moonlight

Ravenglass

Sat 16 Dec 2017

Christmas Experience at Walby Farm Park

Christmas Experience

Carlisle

Sat 16 - Sat 23 Dec 2017

Christmas Tree Ornament Making

Christmas Tree Decoration Making

Kendal

Sat 16 Dec 2017

Carlisle Winter Wonderland (©D&H Photographers)

Carlisle Winter Wonderland and Santa’s Grotto

Carlisle

Sat 16 - Wed 20 Dec 2017

Make a Christmas tree with Woodstone Learning

Make a Christmas tree with Woodstone Learning

Penrith

Sat 16 - Mon 18 Dec 2017

Father Christmas Tea Party

Father Christmas Tea Party

Windermere

Sat 16 - Sat 23 Dec 2017

Carols around the Tree

Carols around the Tree

Grasmere

Sat 16 Dec 2017

Christmas Markets

Christmas Markets

Penrith

Sun 17 Dec 2017

Christmas Tea in the Castle

Christmas Tea in the Castle

Ravenglass

Sun 17 Dec 2017

Santa at Ullswater Steamers

Santa Cruise & Christmas Magic

Ullswater

Sun 17 Dec 2017

Jingle Bell Jog 2017

Jingle Bell Jog 2017

Bowness-on-Windermere

Sun 17 Dec 2017

Fallen Angels Choir

Carols & Christmas Songs Night

Keswick

Sun 17 Dec 2017

Little Red and the Big Bad Wolf

Little Red and the Big Bad Wolf

Kendal

Tue 19 - Sun 31 Dec 2017

A Victorian Christmas Cracker

A Victorian Christmas Cracker

Kendal

Tue 19 Dec 2017

In addition to having lots to do this Christmas and New Year, why not make a weekend of it and book yourself some accommodation. Check out what Winter breaks we have available by clicking below.

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Adding your Event

Are you organising an event and would like to advertise it on the What's On section of Golakes? Let us know! We welcome any new event submissions throughout the year.

It's quick, easy and free to do. If you would like to add any events, please click the button below. 

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