Events in the Lake District - December 2017

Friday 24th November 2017 to Saturday 13th January 2018

Theatre by the Lake, Lakeside, Keswick - Various times
A stage adaptation of the classic children's book by Frances Hodgson Burnett and adapted by Jessica Swale

Friday 1st December 2017

City Centre, Carlisle - 9:00am to 3:15pm
Carlisle Farmers' Market is organised by Made in Cumbria with an excellent choice of local produce

Friday 1st December 2017

W.I. Hall, Orchard Road, Arnside - 9:30am to 11:30am
Delicious home baking, home-made cakes, preserves, jams, chutneys, crafts, plants and vegetables

Friday 1st December 2017 to Sunday 3rd December 2017

The Old Laundry Theatre, Rayrigg Road, Bowness - Fri / Sat: 7:30pm; Sun: 2:30pm
A weekend of glorious chamber masterpieces with a programme of 11 works by 11 great composers

Friday 1st December 2017 to Saturday 2nd December 2017

Beech Hill Hotel, Newby Bridge Road, Windermere
Festive fun and yuletide merriment with a four course dinner, to start the festive season with a bang

Friday 1st December 2017

Windermere Library, Ellerthwaite, Windermere - 2:00pm to 3:00pm
The MP for Westmorland & Lonsdale, holds regular Advice Surgeries throughout his constituency

Friday 1st December 2017

Rothay Manor Hotel, Rothay Road, Ambleside - 7:30pm
Hosted by Miles Corish Master of Wine and featuring a 3-course meal with perfectly matched wines

Saturday 2nd December 2017

No 17 Restaurant & Lounge, 17 Park Road, Milnthorpe - 10:00am to 3:00pm
The festive fun includes market stalls, live music, Santa's grotto, arts and crafts, face painting etc.

Saturday 2nd December 2017

Blackwell Arts & Crafts House, Bowness-on-Windermere - 10:30am to 4:00pm
With Blackwell Christmas lights switch on, paper garland making and shopping for unique handmade gifts

Saturday 2nd December 2017 to Sunday 3rd December 2017

Ravenglass Station, Ravenglass - 10:00am, 12:50pm & 3:40pm
Enjoy a magical journey to meet Father Christmas and explore his Dalegarth Gingerbread Grotto

Saturday 2nd December 2017

Westmorland Hall, Kendal Leisure Centre, Burton Road, Kendal - 7:30pm to 9:30pm
Westmorland Orchestra performs their winter concert featuring the wonderful violist Steven Burnard

Saturday 2nd December 2017

Yewbarrow Terrace, Grange-over-Sands - 6:00pm
Father Christmas will arrive to meet the children then actress Molly McGlynn will switch on the lights

Saturday 2nd December 2017 to Sunday 3rd December 2017

Hawkshead Village - 10:00am to 5:00pm (Sun 4pm)
The annual Christmas Fair is a traditional family fair offering seasonal shopping and entertainment

Saturday 2nd December 2017

United Reformed Church, Main Street, Cockermouth - 10:00am to 4:00pm
Featuring antiques, collectables, fine jewellery, cookware, furniture, furnishings, vintage china etc.

Sunday 3rd December 2017

Dojo Judo Centre, Parkside Business Park, Kendal - 11:00am
Get into the Christmas spirit with a one mile dash or stroll in festive costume, as Santa or elves

Sunday 3rd December 2017

The Masons Arms, Strawberry Bank, Cartmel Fell, Nr. Bowland Bridge - 12:00 noon to 4:00pm
A fabulous selection of Cumbrian food and gifts along with roast chestnuts, mulled wine and much more

Sunday 3rd December 2017

Market Place, Keswick Town Centre - 10:30am to 4:00pm
With thirty decorated charity stalls, live music, superb stage & street entertainment, plus Santa's grotto

Tuesday 5th December 2017

Beetham Nurseries Garden Cafe, Beetham near Milnthorpe - 7:00pm
Christmas is Coming is a fun and festive evening of floral arranging with NAFAS demonstrator Ann Morgan

Tuesday 5th December 2017

M:Hub, Milnthorpe Methodist Church, Beetham Road, Milnthorpe - 6:00pm to 8:00pm
A free course for family carers who are supporting someone with dementia

Thursday 7th December 2017

Age UK South Lakeland, Station Square, Grange-over-Sands - Every Thursday 11:00am
The Grange Health Walk is a way of improving people's health by gentle exercise in the fresh air

Friday 8th December 2017 to Saturday 9th December 2017

Lowther Castle & Gardens, Penrith
With beautiful illuminations, upbeat live music, DJs, great food and a range of beautiful art installations

Friday 8th December 2017

W.I. Hall, Orchard Road, Arnside - 9:30am to 11:30am
Delicious home baking, home-made cakes, preserves, jams, chutneys, crafts, plants and vegetables

Friday 8th December 2017

Blackwell Arts & Crafts House, Bowness-on-Windermere - 2:30pm
Visit Blackwell for a special Victorian Christmas talk given by a member of Lakeland Arts' curatorial team

Friday 8th December 2017 to Sunday 10th December 2017

Victoria Hall, Main Street, Grange-over-Sands - Fri 7:30pm; Sat & Sun 2:30pm
The Youth Group of Grange Amateur Operatic Society present Dick Whittington at the Victoria Hall

Friday 8th December 2017 to Saturday 9th December 2017

Beech Hill Hotel, Newby Bridge Road, Windermere
A night of festive fun and yuletide merriment with 4 course dinner to start the festive season with a bang

Friday 8th December 2017

Milnthorpe Square, Milnthorpe - 9:30am to 2:30pm
The Milnthorpe Farmers' Markets take place monthly with a special Xmas market held in December

Friday 8th December 2017 to Sunday 10th December 2017

The Old Laundry Theatre, Rayrigg Road, Bowness - 7:30pm
Basil, Sybil and Manuel visit The Old Laundry Theatre again - a 2 hour eat, drink and laugh sensation

Friday 8th December 2017

Kendal Leisure Centre, Burton Road, Kendal - 7:00pm
South African singing sensation Lauren Lee Bock returns to Kendal this time with vocalist Felicity Kiran

Saturday 9th December 2017 to Sunday 10th December 2017

Beetham Nurseries, Beetham near Milnthorpe
Free event featuring Beetham Nurseries food, gift and gardening suppliers with tastings, demos & Q&A

Saturday 9th December 2017

Cartmel Priory, Cartmel, Near Grange-over-Sands - 7:30pm
Cartmel Choral Society present their annual Christmas concert in historic Cartmel Priory near Grange

Saturday 9th December 2017 to Sunday 10th December 2017

Streets of Windermere - Saturday 9th: 11am to 8pm; Sunday 10th: 10am to 4pm
A wide range of festive stalls selling food, drink and crafts, as well as live music & street entertainment

Saturday 9th December 2017 to Sunday 10th December 2017

Ravenglass Station, Ravenglass - 10:00am, 12:50pm & 3:40pm
Enjoy a magical journey to meet Father Christmas and explore his Dalegarth Gingerbread Grotto

Saturday 9th December 2017

Kendal Parish Church, Kirkland, Kendal - Doors 6:45pm
BBC Radio 2 Folk Award Winners The Young'uns present their popular festive concert in Kendal

Saturday 9th December 2017

Ambleside Parish Church, Millans Park, Ambleside - 7:30pm
Ambleside Choral Society present their annual Christmas Concert in St. Mary's Parish Church

Saturday 9th December 2017

Orton Village Hall and Market Square, Orton, Nr. Penrith - 9:00am to 2:00pm
A special Christmas market with over thirty stalls selling mainly local produce

Saturday 9th December 2017

Growing Well, Low Sizergh, Kendal - 7:30pm to 10:00pm
A cappella singers Five In A Bar present a programme of music and words for the festive season

Saturday 9th December 2017

Florence Arts Centre, Florence Mine, Egremont - 7:30pm
BBC Folk Award winners Greg Russell and Ciaran Algar perform at the Florence Arts Centre

Sunday 10th December 2017

Skirwith Village Hall, Church Street, Skirwith - 5:00pm
This spellbinding documentary follows Aisholpan, a 13-year-old nomadic Mongolian girl

Sunday 10th December 2017

The Masons Arms, Strawberry Bank, Cartmel Fell, Nr. Bowland Bridge - From 7:00pm
The Masons Arms' annual carol singing and hotpot supper - no need to book just come along in fine voice!

Sunday 10th December 2017

Hospice at Home Courtyard, Valley Court, Barras Lane, Dalston - 3:30pm
An opportunity to celebrate the lives of those who have died, or cannot be with us at Christmas

Monday 11th December 2017

Kendal Club Room, Castle Green Hotel, Kendal - 1:45pm to 3:45pm & 4:45pm to 7:30pm
Give blood and help save a life in the regular donor sessions at the Castle Green Hotel

Monday 11th December 2017

Staveley Village Hall, Abbey Square, Staveley - 7:30pm
Staveley Choral Society's Christmas concert is called Bring Us Some Figgy Pudding

Tuesday 12th December 2017

M:Hub, Milnthorpe Methodist Church, Beetham Road, Milnthorpe - 6:00pm to 8:00pm
A free course for family carers who are supporting someone with dementia

Wednesday 13th December 2017

Old Fire Station, Warwick Street, Carlisle - 6:00pm
A pre-Christmas treat for children and their families that's performed with song, dance and some fun

Thursday 14th December 2017

Victoria Hall, Main Street, Grange-over-Sands - 1:45pm - 3:45pm & 4:45pm - 7:15pm
Give blood and help save a life in the regular donor sessions at Victoria Hall in Grange

Thursday 14th December 2017

Age UK South Lakeland, Station Square, Grange-over-Sands - Every Thursday 11:00am
The Grange Health Walk is a way of improving people's health by gentle exercise in the fresh air

Thursday 14th December 2017 to Friday 15th December 2017

Pheasant Inn, Flookburgh Road, Allithwaite, Nr. Grange-over-Sands - Thurs 14th: 1pm; Fri 15th: 8:00pm
Duncan has had an extensive career as an international tenor vocalist, plus a superb three course meal

Thursday 14th December 2017 to Saturday 16th December 2017

Grasmere Village Hall, Broadgate, Grasmere - 7:30pm
The Grasmere Players present the panto Treasure Island over three nights at Grasmere Village Hall

Thursday 14th December 2017

The Masons Arms, Strawberry Bank, Cartmel Fell, Nr. Bowland Bridge - 7 for 7:30pm
Test your wine knowledge with an expert and sample tantalising wines and enjoy a 3 course dinner

Friday 15th December 2017 to Saturday 16th December 2017

Lowther Castle & Gardens, Penrith
With beautiful illuminations, upbeat live music, DJs, great food and a range of beautiful art installations

Friday 15th December 2017

W.I. Hall, Orchard Road, Arnside - 9:30am to 11:30am
Delicious home baking, home-made cakes, preserves, jams, chutneys, crafts, plants and vegetables

Friday 15th December 2017

Blackwell Arts & Crafts House, Bowness-on-Windermere - 2:30pm
Visit Blackwell for a special Victorian Christmas talk given by a member of Lakeland Arts' curatorial team

Friday 15th December 2017 to Saturday 16th December 2017

Beech Hill Hotel, Newby Bridge Road, Windermere
Festive fun and yuletide merriment with a four course dinner, to start the festive season with a bang

Friday 15th December 2017

South Lakes Foyer, Blackhall Road, Kendal - 10:00am to 11:00am
The MP for Westmorland & Lonsdale, holds regular Advice Surgeries throughout his constituency

Friday 15th December 2017

Unsworth's Yard, Cartmel village, Nr. Grange-over-Sands - 10:00am to 4:00pm
A special seasonal version of the popular food market featuring the finest food from the Lake District

Saturday 16th December 2017 to Sunday 17th December 2017

Beetham Nurseries, Beetham near Milnthorpe - 9:30am to 4:30pm (except Sun 10am - 4pm)
Visit Santa in his magical Winter Wonderland at Beetham with twinkling lights and sparkling trees

Saturday 16th December 2017

Victoria Hall, Main Street, Grange-over-Sands - 7:00pm
Flookburgh Band perform their annual Christmas carol concert at the Victoria Hall in Grange

Saturday 16th December 2017 to Saturday 23rd December 2017

Ravenglass Station, Ravenglass - 10:00am, 12:50pm & 3:40pm
Enjoy a magical journey to meet Father Christmas and explore his Dalegarth Gingerbread Grotto

Saturday 16th December 2017 to Saturday 23rd December 2017

English Tea Garden in the Laundrama (opposite Beatrix Potter Tea Room), Bowness-on-Windermere - 1:00pm
Enjoy delicious party food, watch classic film The Tailor of Gloucester and meet Father Christmas

Sunday 17th December 2017

St. Andrews Church, Rowan House, Penrith - 10:00am
An opportunity to celebrate the lives of those who have died, or cannot be with us at Christmas

Sunday 17th December 2017

Sir John Barrow Monument, Hoad Hill, Ulverston - 2:00pm to 3:00pm
A magical opportunity to sing Yuletide songs inside the iconic Sir John Barrow Monument

Tuesday 19th December 2017 to Sunday 31st December 2017

The Brewery Arts Centre, Highgate, Kendal - Various times
Little Red and the Big Bad Wolf is a fantastic fairy tale through the deep, dark woods at the Brewery

Tuesday 19th December 2017

Museum of Lakeland Life & Industry, Abbot Hall, Kirkland, Kendal - 4:30pm to 7:30pm
An immersive Victorian Christmas late-night opening with storytelling, music and Christmas displays

Tuesday 19th December 2017

Coronation Hall, County Square, Ulverston - 8:00pm
Six game cash bingo and prize raffle all in support of the Coronation Hall Charity

Tuesday 19th December 2017

Victoria Hall, Main Street, Grange-over-Sands - 7:30pm
Christmas concert in Grange with the award-winning male quartet - popular music with a classical twist

Tuesday 19th December 2017 to Thursday 21st December 2017

The Old Laundry Theatre, Rayrigg Road, Bowness - 7:30pm
A heart-warming, family friendly show with four famous Christmas stories magically bound together

Thursday 21st December 2017

Age UK South Lakeland, Station Square, Grange-over-Sands - Every Thursday 11:00am
The Grange Health Walk is a way of improving people's health by gentle exercise in the fresh air

Friday 22nd December 2017

School Gym, Queen Elizabeth School, Kirkby Lonsdale - 11:20am to 3:20pm
Give blood and help save a life in the blood donor sessions in Kirkby Lonsdale

Friday 22nd December 2017

Blackwell Arts & Crafts House, Bowness-on-Windermere - 2:30pm
Visit Blackwell for a special Victorian Christmas talk given by a member of Lakeland Arts' curatorial team

Saturday 23rd December 2017

Beetham Nurseries, Beetham near Milnthorpe - 9:30am to 4:30pm
Visit Santa in his magical Winter Wonderland at Beetham with twinkling lights and sparkling trees

Sunday 24th December 2017

Kendal Club Room, Castle Green Hotel, Kendal - 10:20am to 1:20pm
Give blood and help save a life in the regular donor sessions at the Castle Green Hotel

Monday 25th December 2017

Flookburgh Square, Nr. Grange-over-Sands - 11:30am
Flookburgh Band perform 'Carols on the Square', their annual free Christmas Day performance

Wednesday 27th December 2017 to Saturday 30th December 2017

World of Beatrix Potter Attraction, The Laundrama, Rayrigg Road, Bowness - 1:00pm
Enjoy a scrumptious Christmas party lunch with your favourite Beatrix Potter character Peter Rabbit

Thursday 28th December 2017

Age UK South Lakeland, Station Square, Grange-over-Sands - Every Thursday 11:00am
The Grange Health Walk is a way of improving people's health by gentle exercise in the fresh air

Thursday 28th December 2017

Castle Green Hotel, Castle Green Lane, Kendal - 3:00pm to 6:00pm
The four star hotel's functions rooms will be dressed for a wedding breakfast or for a civil ceremony