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Kendal Mountain Festival

Held in November this event is over four days and sees outdoor enthusiasts and specialists travelling from all over the world to attend.

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Ambleside Christmas Lights

Ambleside Christmas Lights

It’s the annual Christmas light switch on here in Ambleside on Saturday 15th November 2014 with events starting from 10am and celebrations finishing with a spectacular firework display.

If you have been before you know what a fabulous weekend it is to visit Ambleside with a fantastic atmosphere in the village.

If you haven’t been before why not come and see what all the fuss is about.

Book now and reserve one of the last few remaining rooms and don’t forget you can take advantage of our special offer of 3 nights for the price of 2 with prices for 3 nights accommodation starting at £178 per room, this really is fantastic value for money for bed and breakfast accommodation in the heart of The Lake District.

For more information on the days events take a look at their website.

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Keswick Christmas Lights Switch-on

See the switch – on of the Keswick’s Christmas lights.

Music and festivities both in Packhorse Court and Market Square, lantern parade and the Rotary’s Tree of Light. A festive Market complete’s the days programme, with the lights switch-on at 5.30pm in Packhorse Court and 6.30pm in Market Square.

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Ulverston Festival

Ulverston Dickensian Festival

This is the sixteenth year for the Dickensian Christmas Festival, one of the most popular Dickensian Festival events in the country. It attracts thousands of people but its not too packed for visitors and local people to wander around and have a fabulous time and savour the wonderful atmosphere of a traditional market town in the Dickensian era.

Well worth a visit on the weekend of Saturday 29th and Sunday 30th November 2014.

Please see their website for more details.

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Santa Express

Santa Express – Raveglass & Eskdale Steam Railway

All aboard! The favourite ‘Santa Express’ event returns to the Ravenglass and Eskdale Railway for 2014. Enjoy a magical journey on-board the ‘Santa Express’ to meet Father Christmas and explore his Dalegarth grotto.

Details of all the dates and times along with directions can be found at their website.

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Lowther Castle Christmas Bazaar

Visit this stunning castle at Lowther near Penrith and feel festive with their Christmas Bazaar. The event is held for 4 weeks from Monday 24th November with individual makers and designers selling Christmas gifts in the old stables.

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Hawkshead Christmas Fair

Saturday 6th and 7th December 2014

Now in its 7th year, the fair continues to build on its success. This year’s event will include more than 50 stalls,

strret entertainment, live music, children’s rides, Santa’s Grotto & carol singing.

There will also be a beer festival.

For more information and details please see their website.

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Kendal Torchlight Procession

Held annually Kendal Torchlight Carnival is held this year on Friday 12th September.

This year promises to bigger and better and starts at 7.30pm.

For all the information on the event please see their website

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Ulverston Lantern Festival

A fortnight of events hosted by Ulverston Town Council to celebrate receiving the market charter in 1280, culminating in the town’s famous Lantern Procession this year held on Saturday 13th September.

Once a year children and their families create imaginatively designed lanterns in all shapes and sizes which they then proudly carry through the town. They come from the four sides of Ulverston where they meet at the Coronation Hall and then march to the sound of bands and drums to Ford Park .

The climax of the festivities are the fireworks and bonfires. The whole event “takes your breath away.”

All information on this event and other in Ulverston can be seen at their website

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Ambleside Rushbearing

This festival takes place on the 1st Saturday in July.

The traditional day is an annual event in Ambleside and really brings the whole community out together.

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