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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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Festival Basecamp at the Brewery Arts Centre

Kendal Mountain Festival

Kendal

Thu 15 - Sun 18 Nov 2018

Jason Manford: Muddle Class

Jason Manford: Muddle Class

Carlisle

Thu 15 Nov 2018

NT Live - The Madness of George III

NT Live - The Madness of George III

Kendal

Tue 20 Nov 2018

Windermere Christmas Celebration

Windermere Christmas Celebration

Windermere

Sat 8 - Sun 9 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

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.

 

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.

Santa's Magical Gingerbread Cottage

Santa's Magical Gingerbread Cottage

Penrith

Sat 17 - Sun 18 Nov 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.

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!

Felted Holly for Garland

Festive Felt Garlands

Penrith

Fri 23 Nov 2018

Decorate your home with your own unique festive felted Christmas garland.

Santa's Magical Gingerbread Cottage

Santa's Magical Gingerbread Cottage

Penrith

Sat 24 - Sun 25 Nov 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.

Wreath Making with Jennifer Musgrave

Wreath Making with Jennifer Musgrave

Carlisle

Sun 25 Nov 2018

Jennifer Musgrave is a local professional florist from The Flower House.

A Dickensian Christmas Crime Murder Mystery

A Dickensian Christmas Crime Murder Mystery

Kendal

Thu 29 Nov 2018

What the Dickens is going on?

Santa's Magical Gingerbread Cottage

Santa's Magical Gingerbread Cottage

Penrith

Sat 1 - Sun 2 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 1 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.

Santa's Magical Grotto at Bay View Garden Centre

Santa's Magical Grotto at Bay View Garden Centre

Arnside

Sun 2 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.

Festive Wreath Workshop

Festive Wreath Workshop

Keswick

Sun 2 Dec 2018

Get into the festive spirit and create a beautiful door adornment with our Festive Wreath Workshop.

Dear Santa

Dear Santa

Workington

Sun 2 Dec 2018

From the author of the well-loved children's book DEAR ZOO, Rod Campbell. Santa is determined to deliver the Christmas present to our little hero Sarah.

Keswick's Own Christmas Proms

Keswick's Own Christmas Proms

Keswick

Sun 2 Dec 2018

This enormously popular Christmas concert returns with a festive mix of music, humour and carols.

ROH - The Nutcracker (Live Screening)

ROH - The Nutcracker (Live Screening)

Kendal

Mon 3 Dec 2018

A Christmas treat for the whole family and a classic with a special place in the hearts of Ballet fans around the world.

Create Your Own Christmas Wreath

Create Your Own Christmas Wreath

Ambleside

Wed 5 Dec 2018

Learn how to create a stunning Christmas Wreath to take home. Ticket Event.

Willow Angels Workshops

Willow Weaving - Angels for Christmas & Beyond

Penrith

Thu 6 Dec 2018

In this workshop you’ll be creating a beautiful Christmas willow angel.

A Dickensian Christmas Crime Murder Mystery

A Dickensian Christmas Crime Murder Mystery

Kendal

Thu 6 Dec 2018

What the Dickens is going on?

Felted Holly for Garland

Festive Felt Garlands

Penrith

Fri 7 Dec 2018

Decorate your home with your own unique festive felted Christmas garland.

Emily Smith - Sngs for Christmas

Emily Smith - Songs for Christmas

Keswick

Fri 7 Dec 2018

Multi award winning singer Emily Smith is a leading figure of the Scottish folk scene.

Christmas Party Nights

Christmas Party Nights

Windermere

Sat 8 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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