Celebrate the Magic of Christmas in Windermere
“Christmas is not a time nor a season, but a state of mind. To cherish peace and goodwill, to be plenteous in mercy, is to have the real spirit of Christmas.”
- Calvin Coolidge
The perennially beautiful Lake District transforms into something particularly magical at this time of year, setting the stage for a plethora of winter wonderland delights for the whole family. From charming festivals to enchanting train rides with Santa, The Lakes presents a festive holiday experience unlike any other.
Explore a Christmas Market
Commence the season on 25 - 26 November at Ulverston's Dickensian Festival to experience the historic town transforming into a cultural spectacle. Enjoy brass bands, singers, magicians, fire eaters, jugglers, and stilt walkers. Join the grand procession in costume and engage in lively competitions.
Next, the heartwarming Hawkshead Christmas Fair from 2 to 3 December will captivate locals and visitors alike. The cobbled streets are adorned with stalls, offering handcrafted treasures and local delights. The festive atmosphere in this quaint town is truly mesmerising.
In addition to these markets, the Lake District also offers a variety of activities for the whole family leading up to Christmas Day…
Experience Festive Activities
Embark on a 40-minute magical journey aboard the Ravenglass Santa Express from 25 November to 23 December. Meet Santa, his cheerful helpers, and the whimsical Stu Di Doo, a magician with festive puppets - a delightful experience for families seeking Christmas magic.
Unleash your creativity at Christmas crafting workshops from 25 November to 7 December. Explore calligraphy, botanicals, 'pen and wash', mosaic, and hand-printed Christmas cards to add a personal touch to your holiday decorations.
For an active festive experience, join the Christmas Pudding 10K on 9 December. Run through the scenic Great Langdale Valley, dress up in festive costumes, and enjoy a jolly good time amid the stunning winter landscapes.
Create lasting memories for the little ones at Beatrix Potter's magical Father Christmas Tea Party from 2 to 10 December—delight in the company of beloved characters in this enchanting setting.
Wrap up your festive journey at Hayes Garden World's Christmas Winter Wonderland, where you and your family can revel in glittering displays and Immerse yourselves in exquisite festive decorations for the perfect ending to your Lake District Christmas adventure.
Stay in Style
Nestled across from the snow-covered fells and the icy expanse of Windermere, Linthwaite House beckons as the perfect holiday retreat. Here, you can relish in-room spa treatments with your partner or indulge in a family fun day without ever stepping off the premises. Enjoy a spirited game of boules, challenge each other to a match of giant chess, or take a leisurely boat ride along the tarn - all against the picturesque backdrop of our serene haven.
Immerse yourself in our exclusive Autumn indulgences, available only until the 21st of December. Experience the epitome of luxury with our dinner, bed, and breakfast package, treating guests to an exquisite dinner at the renowned Henrock restaurant, where every meal is a culinary masterpiece. Additionally, delight your senses with an exclusive cocktail-making masterclass guided by their talented Henrock mixologist.
For an extended escape, stay two nights or more and unlock even more exclusive indulgences. Wake up to the opulence of a sumptuous English breakfast each morning, a delightful symphony of flavours to start your day in grandeur. Take your pick between a serene lake cruise or immerse yourself in the captivating history and culture at Blackwell House or the charming House of Beatrix Potter. Moreover, bring your cherished furry companions along at no extra cost for an unforgettable getaway, available only until the 21st of December.
As the season unfolds, we are also delighted to present our thoughtfully curated festive package featuring exclusive rates across our range of luxury accommodation options. Extend the joy into a New Year's celebration at Linthwaite House, where you can surrender to relaxation, all while we manage every detail to ensure that you usher 2024 in absolute luxury.