My favourite Christmas Market of the season is Yew Tree Barn’s Market at High Newton
30th November, 1st & 2nd December 2018 10am – 4.30pm
Their annual Christmas Market, is a must visit festive event in the South Lakes All the usual YTB offerings, PLUS over 40 quality stalls join us throughout the barn and in their heated marquee selling crafts, art, food and drink. Each day they have live music with Andy Webb on the piano, and in the afternoons their regular 5 piece Jazz Band, with a guest appearance on Sunday of the Kendal Revellers!
Whilst you browse the market stalls you can also enjoy their ornamental reclamation yard too!
Hawskhead Christmas Fair & Beer Festival – Saturday 1st & Sunday 2nd December 2017, 10am-5pm
This is a traditional family event with something for everybody. Jugglers, street theatre, lantern parade, live music and carol singing will entertain kids and parents will be happy with the Winter Beer Festival hosted by the local pubs. Over 50 stalls means you will actually be able to pick up some gifts too, as well as take in the wonderful festive atmosphere.
Blackwell Christmas Craft Fair – Saturday 1st December
This events is inside Arts & Crafts House, Blackwell, a visit to this event makes it difficult not to get into the craft spirit this Christmas.
You’ll find various local materials and skills on show at Blackwell’s 2018 Christmas Craft Fair; ceramics, textiles, scarves and blankets and wooden decorations, to mention a few.
Holker Hall Celebrates Christmas – Fri 30th Nov – Sun 2nd Dec, Thurs 6th – Sun 9th & Thurs 13th – Sun 16th December
Holker Hall and Gardens is, an event for all. The hall is beautifully decorated for the festive season! A great variety of stalls will be at the event as well as their excellent food hall and restaurant.
Santa Express, Lakeside Railway – Dec 1 – Dec 16
This is one of the most popular Christmas events in the Lake District for families and booking is essential. And best of all it is a few minutes walk from Woodside! The Santa Express offers 1 and 1/2 hours of fun-filled festive entertainment and so we can see why it is so popular. When you join the Santa Express, it’s as though you’re part of a festive panto, with elves dishing out festive drinks to parents and carol singing before you hear, with much anticipation, the man in the red suit arrive in the carriage next door. Before the steam train journey from Lakeside to Haverthwaite is complete children choose a gift from Father Christmas in what is truly a fun and interactive Christmas even not to be missed this year.
Windermere – Christmas Celebration – Saturday 8th December 2018, 11am to 6pm & Sunday 9th December 2018, 10am to 4pm
The Windermere Christmas Celebration which promises snow cannons, Santa’s Grotto, live music and a record-number of local and national stallholders. You don’t need to be staying in Windermere to enjoy a hassle-free visit to this festive event because there is a shuttle bus provided for the event running from Windermere Lake Cruises Pier 1 in Bowness. You’ll find food, drink and craft with a festive theme across over 50 stalls.
Cartmel Christmas Food Market – Friday 16th December
For foodies, Cartmel is fab! On the third Friday in December