Windermere Christmas Events this Weekend: 8th December 2018


Oh my, it certainly is the most wonderful time of the year… and the perfect time to get away from it all with a visit to beautiful Windermere!

Christmas festivities are in full swing and there is plenty on offer to get you into the festive spirit.

Christmas Gingerbread Saturday 8th December and Sunday 9th December sees the return of the Windermere Christmas Celebration for the third year. With stalls boasting everything from crafts to food; live music, street entertainers and, of course, Father Christmas, there is something for everyone on the streets of Windermere. Expected to be another amazing weekend, the action starts at 11am on Saturday, and runs right up until 7pm. Sunday opening hours are 10am-4pm.

A FREE shuttle bus will operate from Bowness Pier, at regular intervals, and will take you straight to the action. Making a very, Merry Christmas for all!

If you are feeling brave, how about a Christmas Treetop Trek at Brockhole followed by Festive Afternoon Tea at The Gaddum? Available throughout December, you can bravely trek high above ground, then clear those nerves with an amazing afternoon tea. The trek offers an amazing, unique view over Windermere. As an extra festive incentive, if you turn up to Treetop Nets this December wearing your festive jumper, they will double your time in the nets to 4 hours!

Available until Dec 30th 
Tickets: £50 per person
To book phone 015394 47186

Father ChristmasIt wouldn’t be Christmas without a trip to see the man himself… Santa, of course! It is possible to incorporate a boat and a steam train into your visit; perfect for the little transport enthusiast in your party! You can catch a boat with Windermere Cruises and then visit Father Christmas aboard a steam train on the Lakeside and Haverthwaite Railway. A journey full of magic, there will be presents for the children and a festive treat and seasonal drink for the adults. To bring out the Christmas feelings even more, if this is indeed possible, there will be carols for everyone to join in with and enjoy. The return journey will take one and a half hours and Santa will visit every child with a special, handpicked present, making this festive journey one you and your family never forget.

Sat 8th December and Sunday 9th December
Train times are 10:30, 12:30 and 14:30 both days.
Tickets: £13.50 each

Christmas Open Fire at Low MillgillheadIf you’re tempted to book a last-minute stay, take a look at our Windermere cottages and our late deals.


If you’re not in the Windermere area this weekend, here is a roundup of some other fabulous events for the coming week.

  • Fri Dec 7th and Sat Dec 8th: Drawn to the Lakes, Wordsworth House and Garden in Cockermouth.
  • Friday December 8th and throughout Advent: Keswick Live Advent Calendar
  • Sat Dec 8th/ Sun Dec 9th and weekends throughout December: A Visit to Father Christmas, Lowther Castle near Penrith
  • Sat Dec 8th 9am-2pm: Orton Farmer’s Market
  • Sat Dec 8th, 11am: Keswick Amateur Operatic Society sing at Lakeside Café, Keswick
  • Wed 12th December: The Wizard of Oz at The Sands Centre, Carlisle

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