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Festive Fun Newsletter 2018

It's Beginning To Look A Lot Like Christmas In Keswick The Lake District

The run-up to Christmas really is a magical time in Keswick.  The shops have their windows beautifully decorated and are filled with a host of gift ideas and festive fayre.  The towns Christmas lights twinkle and light up the dark winter evenings.  Plus there are a host of events and activities for you to enjoy.  Read on to find more about what is going on.

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Enjoy A Taste Of Keswick At Christmas

Keswick Christmas Lights Switch On

The Keswick Christmas lights switch on is taking place on Friday 23rd November this year.  Enjoy festive music in Packhorse Court from 4.45pm and see their lights and tree lit by Peter Rabbit.

Entertainment in the Market Square commences at 6pm and culminates with the grand lights switch on at 7pm.  This year, in celebration of NHS 70, nurses from Keswick Cottage Hospital will be doing the honours.

BREAKING NEWS - Don't worry if you can't make it to the Christmas Lights Switch On this year.  Our new Keswick webcam is now live and you will be able to view it online.

Keswick Tourism Association Webcam

Keswick Victorian Fayre

Join us on Sunday 2nd December for the Keswick Victorian Fayre.  There is entertainment and a host of local charity stalls offering homemade crafts, produce and festive food and drink.  It's a truly fabulous family event and the Victorian theme makes it all the more special.

Keswick Live Advent

Keswick Tourism Association brings to you Keswick Live Advent 2018, now in its fifth year. A festive themed window is illuminated in a business each day around Keswick from the 1st to the 24th accompanied by a programme featuring a combination of pop-up and annual favourite events. 

The events range from festive food, childrens crafts and story telling, music and the odd appearance from Santa himself.  Keep an eye on the website and our Live Advent Facebook page for full details of all 24 windows and events.

Join Us For the Annual Santa Splash

Now in its fourth year, the annual Santa Splash, part of Keswick Live Advent, will take place on Monday 3rd December.  Join us at the Derwentwater boat landings at noon to see teams of Santas and Elves race in Canadian canoes.  It's a fun event and directly following we will be lighting the Advent window at the Theatre by the Lake.

Keswick At Christmas - What's On

With so much going on in the run-up to Christmas we thought it would be useful to put together a page on the website dedicated to all things Festive.  Take a look and start planning today.  You will be spoilt for choice.

Pre, Post Or During - Plan Your Festive Stay In Keswick

If you're coming to Keswick for some Christmas shopping or to enjoy any of the different events that are taking place, why not make a mini-break of it and stay over.  You are bound to find the perfect place to stay from our range of guest houses, B&B's, hotels, self-catering and more.

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The larger booking websites, more often than not, charge businesses a commission, often as much as 15%.  So by booking via (we don't charge any commission) or by booking direct, 100% of what you pay is going back into the local economy.

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