December Events & Activities

Review what's on in December in the Lake District & Cumbria:

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Houghton Farmer's Market - second Saturday of the month at Houghton village hall from 9am-130pm. There is a wide selection of meat, cheese, bread, cakes, hot food, preserves and lots of craft stalls too. Along side is a coffee morning run by different local charities and organisiations each month.

Brampton Farmer's Market - The market runs from 9.00 to 1.30 on the last Saturday of every month, except December, when it is the third Saturday.

Orton Farmers' Market - held on the second Saturday of every month, with over 35 local farmers, growers, producers & artisan craftsmen offer a tremendous variety of high quality and speciality local produce and crafts.

Kendal Farmers Market - Shop for the very best in local foods and enjoy all that this vibrant market town has to offer. This event is held on the last Friday of each month and is organised by Made in Cumbria.

Milnthorpe Christmas on the Green - Christmas on the Green is an annual community event. There will be lots of festive fun with market stalls, entertainment from local performers and Santa's Grotto. A timetable of performers for the day will be posted on the website nearer the time, but please follow us on Facebook and twitter for more regular updates.
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The Ravenglass and Eskdale Railway's Santa Express - runs on selected days throughout December. Enjoy a magical 14 mile return steam journey to meet Father Christmas and explore his grotto! Meet the happy elf with a gift wrapped present for every child and a return gift voucher for adults. There will be seasonal refreshments for all by the grotto. Pre-booking is required for this very popular event.

The Keswick Traditional Christmas Victorian Fayre -With lots of decorated charity stalls and a host of street entertainment the Fayre marks the start of the Festive season in Keswick. With the Christmas tree and shops festooned with colourful lights, and equally colourful local characters providing entertainment the event is an occasion not to be missed. Keswick Victorian Fayre, as it was previously know, first began in 1988 and since that time has taken place on the first Sunday in December. Organised by representatives from Keswick Lions Club, Keswick and Bassenthwaite Rotary Clubs, Keswick Inner Wheel and other local volunteers, the Fayre provides stalls for local organisations and charities to raise funds for their own specific good causes. None of the stalls are commercial and the event itself is run on a non-profit making basis. Stalls are only available for charities and for good causes such as local Schools, Scouts, Guides etc. Entertainment is provided throughout the day and there is also a small funfair for young children and a Santa's Grotto.