Christmas in the Lakes

Sit by the open fire with a glass of hot punch, listen to live choirs, take a peaceful stroll in the fresh air to spot some wildlife or enjoy a steamer cruise – here's what a Lake District Christmas has to offer.

A small dog in the snow outside Allan Bank

Allan Bank 

There’ll be live music every Saturday in December at Allan Bank, plus a Christmas decorations workshop on the 12 December, or come and cosy up by the fire with a hot punch.

Snowy walking boots

Aira Force

Enjoy a weekend steamer cruise and a walk to Aira Force, followed by a warming snack at the new café throughout November and December.

Christmas baubles on the tree at Sizergh in Cumbria.


Create your perfect Christmas wreath at Sizergh, or decorate a stunning festive cake (weekends from 26 November), or come and visit Father Christmas in his Grotto.

Christmas fairy door at Acorn Bank

Acorn Bank 

On 5, 6 and 13 December, Acorn Bank will host local Christmas choirs – the Abbey Singers, Wordsworth Singers and Penrith Community Choir – in the drawing room, which has recently undergone restoration work of its panelling. Children can come and find the fairy doors hidden in the woodland, decorated for Christmas.

Langdale Campsite, Lake District, Cumbria


Christmas shopping, flashing antlers and the dreaded office party, are we making you shudder? Well never fear, we’re not bothering with all the modern trappings of Christmas here in Langdale, we’re taking a more relaxed approach.

People use torches to look around corridors of Wray Castle, Cumbria

Wray Castle 

Spot the giant tree at the castle! You’ve got the chance to take a sneak peek behind the scenes - join one of our winter ‘Hard Hat’ tours.

Christmas shop display at Lyme in Cheshire.

Fell Foot

Escape the crowds and enjoy a peaceful walk at Fell Foot, followed by some quiet Christmas shopping. Or join in the Saturday morning parkrun and build up your energy for the hectic season ahead.