The Best Christmas Markets in Cumbria
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There are a wide range of Christmas markets to discover in Cumbria this year, read our post below and plan your festive break…
Blackwell Arts & Crafts House Autumn Crafts Fair
When: 16th – 17th Nov
Blackwell Arts & Crafts House is hosting a fantastic crafts fair in a truly artistic surrounding. Wander the stalls and buy a one-of-a-kind gift for your special someone.
stalls to wander
gifts from the finest craft producers
festive treats in the Tea Room
Keswick Victorian Fayre
When: 1st Dec / Where: Keswick town / Times: 10:30am – 4pm
Make sure to wrap up warm at this outdoor event where you’ll see the most wonderful Victorian costumes while getting into the festive spirit.
30 charity stalls
family festive entertainment
Santa and Mrs Claus will arrive in a reindeer-drawn sleigh
live music and dance performances
a carol service
When: December Weekends / Where: Lakeside & Haverthwaite Railway / Limited availability, book now
Although this Christmas event isn’t a fair, it couldn’t be missed off the list as it is a huge hit with all ages every year. This is a very popular event and booking is essential not to miss out.
1 and ½ hours of festive entertainment
Jump on board and join in with the panto
festive drinks await
Santa will arrive in the next carriage
choose a gift from Santa
When: 14th & 15th Dec / Where: Windermere / Times: 10am – 4pm
Now in its fourth year, the Christmas Celebration is one of the fastest growing and most popular markets in Winderemere, with fun activities and shopping.
over 50 stalls
fresh food produce
festive food and drink
local makers and creators
outdoor ice staking rink
When: 2nd Nov – 23rd Dec / Where: Hayes Garden World
Wander around the gardening centre for the perfect gift and picturesque Christmas decoration, then head into the spectacular Festive Maze for an adventure!
a popular annual attraction
festive lights to guide you
jingle bells and artificial snow
lots of interactive fun
journey past the polar bears and penguins snowball fight
marvel at the secret elf rooms
enter the wooden Santa’s Grotto