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3rd November 2018 to 23rd December 2018
Hayes Garden World has pulled out all the stops this year to create the perfect winter wonderland. Children can venture to meet Santa at the North Pole - but his train is missing! You must follow Santa's journey along the tracks to discover his journey to Hayes. Along the way you can search for the illusive golden tickets, throw snowballs with the rambunctious snowmen and help our penguins fish for their food. When you finally find Santa's train you can climb aboard the stationary carriage for a fantastic photo opportunity to remember your day out before arriving at Santa's workshop to make some reindeer food for our very hungry reindeers! Your last stop is meeting Father Christmas himself for more photo opportunities, a gift, and book. More details of the event can be found on their website by clicking below...
 
15th November 2018 to 18th November 2018
Kendal Mountain Festival returns again from 15th-18th November. 'Kendal' sets the standard as an innovative, inclusive and creative celebration of everything outdoors. Thousands of outdoor enthusiasts plus media industry specialists, athletes, top brands & equipment manufacturers, artists, photographers, adventurers, explorers and inspirational speakers gather every year to share adventures and celebrate the very best in outdoor and adventure sports culture. At the heart of Kendal’s rich programme is the International Film Competition, attracting premières from around the world – it has been called the 'Oscars of outdoor filmmaking'. Over 100 films are screened (from 240+ entries) with twelve coveted awards up for grabs. However Kendal is not all extreme action - you can experience culture, drama, wildlife and environmental documentaries, plus the world's largest lecture programme covering outdoor content. Other highlights include art exhibitions, book events, including the coveted Boardman Tasker Prize for Mountain Literature and the ever popular 'Kendal Mountain Film Academy'. The 'Film Summit' (supported by Channel 4 TV) welcomes 200+ industry professionals to an insightful programme of debate and presentations. The packed 'Specialist Sessions' are now legendary and provide a core social gathering for the following categories – Climb, Bike, Snowsports, Endurance Sports, Underground (Cave), Adventure & Exploration and a new one for this year - Outdoor Swimming. They really are events within the event!
 
17th November 2018
Every year on the third Saturday in November, the warm Ambleside community comes together to parade through the streets at dusk with hundreds of paper lanterns. All ages are welcome for the procession, and even traffic is halted as the Christmas Lights around town are switched on and greeted by a chorus of cheers. The procession then continues as it is greeted by a magical fireworks display to end the evening. Well worth braving the cold for this amazing spectacle! The itinerary for the day is: 10am-12 noon – CancerCare Coffee Morning 10am-5pm – Parish Centre Craft Fair From 12 noon - Ambleside comes alive with a host of stalls, entertainment, music and family fun. 11am and 2pm - Father Christmas Cruises on Windermere 4.30pm - Lantern Procession through the village with Father Christmas turning on the Christmas Lights. Approx. 5.30pm – Firework finale in Rothay Park. Find out more information on their website below...
 
24th November 2018 to 25th November 2018
The annual Christmas Market is back again at Lowther Castle and will take place from Saturday the 24th to Sunday 25th November 2018. The market will have a wide range of artisan goodies, gifts and produce for you to choose from and get some early Christmas shopping in. You can find more updates about the event on their website.
 
30th November 2018 to 2nd December 2018
It's the most wonderful time of the year ♪♫♪ Christmas will be taking over the nearby town of Kirkby Lonsdale for a magical weekend from Friday 30th November to Sunday 2nd December. The historical town of Kirkby Lonsdale has long been heralded as thew perfect Christmas destination. With bustling streets, unique local produce, and a patchwork of shops build into the street-ways, the town hasn't changed much over the years! Not only will there be a wooden chalet village erected in the town square, but there will also be an indoor market in Lunesdale Hall, Christmas crafts for children, Santa's grotto, and of course, the largest tree around will stand proud in the centre of town for all to see (and take a great selfie in front of).
 
1st December 2018 to 2nd December 2018
Hawkshead Christmas Fair returns 1st & 2nd December. Come & join in for a very special Christmas fair in the beautiful village of Hawkshead in the heart of the Lake District. Hawkshead village will be filled with stalls selling a fantastic array of Christmas craft, local produce, Christmas carols, live entertainment as well as a Santa's Grotto and lantern display.
 
8th December 2018 to 9th December 2018
8th - 9th December Windermere Christmas Markets Windermere's German themed Christmas market returns to the Lake District this festive season. The two day extravaganza will have a huge range of unique stalls selling some seasonal gifts that will make for perfect Christmas presents. Delicious food and drink will also be on offer as well as exciting street entertainment and even a special visit from Santa and his reindeers. The festive celebrations will be continuing into the night in some of Windermere’s brilliant bars and restaurants.
 
8th December 2018 to 22nd December 2018
For a great winter evening on Fridays or Saturdays you can fill your stockings with yuletide merriment at the Beech Hill Hotel. Friday Night Packages: The night starts off with a four course Christmas meal with winter magic being performed throughout your dinner. Following dinner you can dance the night away with their resident DJ. Saturday Night Packages: Greeted with a glass of champagne, you then find your place at the table for a four course dinner with their resident magician making an appearance for some evening entertainment. Then it's onto the dance floor for some festive themed dance hits to kick the season off to a great start. - Music till 12.30am
 
15th December 2018 to 16th December 2018
Think winter isn't the best time to have a BBQ? You're wrong! Learn from a Weber certified barbecue chef in a 3 hour hands-on BBQ extravaganza. This relaxed course lets you hone your skills in a friendly setting, letting you experience charcoal or gas grilling, baking, and even smoking with brand new and upcoming products and some seriously smart tech. Click below for more information...
 
15th December 2018 to 23rd December 2018
The World of Beatrix Potter is hosting their annual Christmas Tea Parties at Bowness-on-Windermere. "Enjoy a scrummy party lunch, watch the Christmassy animation The Tailor of Gloucester, meet Father Christmas and enjoy complimentary entry into the World of Beatrix Potter Attraction."
 
16th December 2018
You must solve the mystery of what happened to the lady of the manor ! Did the butler do it? Maybe the maid..? Can you solve the mystery or will you end up like a Christmas Pudding? An evening of comedy and mystery is planned at Lindeth Howe where you will investigate scenes, collect evidence, and interrogate suspicious characters as the mystery unfolds around your dining table. Booking is essential, so please follow the link below if you are interested.
 
21st June 2019 to 23rd June 2019
Beginning in 2012, Light the Lakes is back for another year. The event aims to light as many lanterns as it can across the Wainwright fells, and along the way raise money for COPS (Care of Police Survivors). On the day you will collect your welcome pack and head towards your climb later that day at your own pace. You will then light your flare in the early hours of 22/06/2019. You will then descend back for some rest and then mett at Brathay Hall to meet your fellow participants and toast the evening. The event is incredibly popular and continues to grow year on year due the passion and determination of the people behind it. It's a fantastic event that brings communities together and lets you learn some really interesting things about the area - a must if you're visiting the area!
 
13th July 2019, 13th July 2019
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