Deck the halls with boughs of holly! If you’re on the hunt for the perfect festive vibe, there’s no place like the Lake District. Dive into a mesmerising world of sparkling lights, rich mulled wine aromas, and the delightful hum of Christmas cheer. Not sure where to go? Fear not. We have you covered with our exclusive Laiks-approved list of the most enchanting Christmas markets in the Lake District.
Cartmel’s Yuletide Glow – Christmas in Cartmel 24th November 2023, 11am – 7:30pm Stroll through the mesmerising lanes of Cartmel this season. The village that boasts a rich medieval heritage now vibrates with festive energy. Sip some heart-warming mulled wine, lose yourself in the charming lantern parade, and maybe, just maybe, catch a glimpse of Santa himself!
Time Travel in Ulverston – Dickensian Christmas Festival 25th – 26th November 2023 Fancy a Victorian Christmas experience? Ulverston’s Dickensian Christmas Festival promises a magical journey. Mark the date to witness cobbled streets buzzing with parades, fairy lights, and the contagious cheer of the festive countdown. Oh, and make sure you’re dressed for the part!
Ambleside’s Twinkling Twilight – Ambleside Christmas Lights 18th November 2023 Ambleside promises a day filled with magic this November. Hop on a cruise, find Santa, and as dusk approaches, watch the town come alive with shimmering lights. And if you’re staying with us, a soak in Loughrigg Cottage’s cedar hot tub is the cherry on top of a perfect day.
Hawkshead’s Wintry Charm 2nd – 3rd December 2023, 10am – 4pm Hawkshead comes alive with jubilation! Relish local delicacies and tune into heartwarming carol melodies. And, while you’re here, savoring the best of what Christmas has to offer. And if you’re lucky to be staying at the Pickle Pot Loft you’ll be right in the centre of everything.
A Culinary Expedition – Taste Cumbria Christmas Market, Cockermouth 9th – 10th December 2023 Come, titillate your taste buds! From local produce to Cumbrian delights, Cockermouth has an edible treasure for everyone.
Carlisle’s Winter Dreamscape 1st – 17th December 2023 Let Carlisle sweep you into a whirlwind of festivities. From Alpine chalets to local delicacies and a touch of German tradition, this city has everything to make your Christmas dreams come true.
Poetic Christmas at Rydal Mount, Ambleside 2nd – 3rd December 2023, 10am – 4pm Celebrate Christmas in William Wordsworth’s abode. With crafts, food, and music, it promises a poetic yuletide celebration.
Beetham’s Festive Blooms – Beetham Nurseries Christmas Market Weekend 30th November – 3rd December & 7th – 10th December 2023 Indulge in festive family fun spanning two weekends. From delightful crafts to mouth-watering bakes from Lovingly Artisan, it’s a feast for the senses!
Kirkby Lonsdale’s Festive Fiesta 30th Nov – 3rd Dec 2023, Thursday – Sunday, 09:00 – 16:00 The highlight of our festive calendar, the Kirkby Lonsdale Christmas Fair is a three-day extravaganza. As the day unfolds with markets, music, and mirth, await a special visit from Santa! And for those wishing for an extra sprinkle of Christmas magic, an our lovely Old Fire Station holiday let offers a cosy stay.
Looking to be a part of this winter wonderland? Dive into our collection of Lake District holiday cottages, placed right in the heart of all the festivities.