Ambleside Christmas Lights 2017

Saturday 18th November 2017 - This event has finished

Ambleside Christmas Lights

Time: From 10:00am
Organiser: Ambleside Community Christmas Lights
Email: info(at)
Town: Ambleside
County: Cumbria

ambleside_christmas_lightsThe annual Ambleside Christmas lights switch-on involves a Father Christmas cruise followed by a parade through the Lake District town at dusk, featuring hundreds of paper lanterns. Young and old turn out to witness the spectacular procession and the Christmas street lights throughout Ambleside town centre are switched on, as if by magic, by Santa Claus with live reindeer! There is also a family fun zone, local entertainers & musicians, stalls throughout the town and a firework display.

The live entertainment will include the Kookaburra drummers, Panikatak comedy folk band, Burneside Brass Band and its training band and Charnock Richard Brass Band.

Tickets for the Father Chrustmas cruises are available from F. W. Tyson's Mephisto Shop, Market Place, Ambleside or download order form.

Ambleside Father Christmas Cruise & Christmas Lights Switch-On 2017 Schedule:

Throughout the day - Refreshments inc. BBQ available in the school playground in Vicarage Road organised by Ambleside Sports Association.
10:00am to 12noon - Grand Christmas Fair in aid of CancerCare at the Kelsick Centre, St.Mary's Lane. Coffee and home made biscuits £1.
10.30am - The first Steamer provided by Windermere Lake Cruises will be ready for boarding at Waterhead.
12 noon - Market Cross stalls open and the entertainment begins.
1.30pm - The second Steamer will be ready for boarding at Waterhead.
2.00pm - Steamer leaves Waterhead Pier in search of Santa.
3.30pm - Steamer returns to Waterhead with Santa on board.
4.00pm (approx) - Santa begins his sleigh ride to the Ambleside town centre.
4.15pm - The lantern procession departs from Gables Hotel.
4.55pm (approx) - The lantern procession returns to Gables Hotel - refreshments available at the Primary School en route to Rothay Park.
5.15 to 5.45pm (approx) - Firework display in Rothay Park, Ambleside organised by the Lions Club

Ambleside Father Christmas Cruise & Christmas Lights Switch On - Your Events Guide for Ambleside

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