Christmas in the Lakes

Sit by the open fire with a glass of hot punch, make your own Christmas wreath, or take a peaceful stroll in the fresh air to spot some wildlife. Find a unique gift and shop in style - just five minutes outside of Keswick you can browse for gifts next to Derwent Water with a view of the Lakeland fells dusted with snow. Here's what a Lake District Christmas has to offer.

A small dog in the snow outside Allan Bank

Allan Bank 

Escape the hustle and bustle of a modern Christmas and head to Allan Bank to be enveloped by pure uninterrupted Christmas spirit. There’ll be live Christmas classics, plus a wreath workshop, or come and cosy up by the fire with a hot punch.

Snowy walking boots

Aira Force

Enjoy a steamer cruise through still winter scenes to Aira Force and a walk up to the waterfall followed by a warming snack at the café.

Meeting Father Christmas at Sizergh

A Sizergh Christmas 27 Nov - 22 Dec

Sizergh is all about traditions, so come and enjoy a traditional Christmas at Sizergh! Christmas is about twinkling lights, the smell of pine needles and mulled wine, the taste of Christmas pudding and the excitement of seeing Father Christmas!

Snowy Sticklebarn Langdale Cumbria

A National Trust Sticklebarn Christmas

It’s the most wonderful time of the year, with family, walks and all round good cheer. Gather the troops for a relaxed Christmas in the countryside…

Visitors at Fell Foot Park

Take a summer stroll at Fell Foot

Get outdoors and make the most of the summer season with one of our recommended walks.

Shop manager at Borrowdale greets customer at the door with mulled wine

Christmas in Borrowdale and Derwent Water

Come to our Keswick Lakeside shop beside Derwent Water for Christmas shopping at a more civilised pace.

Passengers aboard Gondola, a rebuilt Victorian steam-powered yacht, first launched in 1859.

Gift vouchers and experiences on Gondola 

Any of our cruises can be given as a gift and there's also the chance for something a little special on Gondola - become an engineer for the day or cruise down the lake with a cream tea after experiencing the engine room first hand.