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Unmissable Festive Events in the Lakes

Our wonderful region is host to so many amazing and unmissable Christmas events, it would be impossible to list them all. So, to get you started we’ve brought together three family-friendly celebrations of the season, including creative workshops, village fairs, and adaptations of classic tales.

Santa’s Boat Building Workshop, Old Windermere Fire Station

‘Tis the season to be jolly! And nothing fuels joy like learning something new. Windermere Jetty has partnered with Father Christmas himself to bring the gift of boat crafting to children of all ages. Witness traditional boat making skills before creating your own miniature version that’ll last a lifetime. Tickets are only £4.50 each and include all crafting supplies. Plus, for groups of 5 children or more, you can book an exclusive private elf workshop before Christmas Eve.

Windermere Christmas Celebration

Descend into Windermere from the 14th - 15th of December for a Winter Wonderland filled with sweet treats, live music, and a very merry Christmas. Hawkshead Brewery will be manning a stall serving a whole range of beers. Plus, Windermere Lake Cruises and Mountain Goat have partnered to supply a sail and ride service over the entire weekend. They’ll have a special shuttle bus taking you from Bowness Pier and into the heart of Windermere Village.

Festive Party Nights, North Lakes Hotel & Spa

Until the 5th of January, North Lakes Hotel are hosting festive party nights. Perfect for an office get together, friends night out, or a mini family shindig, these nights will certainly offer an event to remember. Enter the world of 007, twirl and drink under golden chandeliers, and celebrate Christmas in style. The pinnacle of glam, you can book your tickets from only £27 per person. Plus, with special rates for all party guests, you and your friends can dance until you drop!

For more unmissable Lake District events, download our Real Lakes App. Filled with Christmas markets, creative workshops, offers across all our attractions, and more, it’s truly the place to discover everything the Lakes has to offer.

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