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November in the Lake District

November in The Lake DistrictAmbleside Christmas Lights

While the temperature may be on the downward spiral, the Lake District is still the place to be in winter.
Cumbria is a magnet for those seeking outdoor winter activities and then there are the usual top Lakes attractions and family activities in the Lake District.
But, as well, there are many one-off events right across the Lake District. So, to help you plan your Lake District stay, we have put together some of the main events to help you know what to do in the Lake District and Cumbria.

Craft fair at Brantwood: Nov 12-13- If you want to get your hands on some great Cumbrian crafts, then you’ll want to head to Brantwood. There will be lots of crafts on display, from glassware, photographs, ceramics and much more.

Keswick Light Switch On: Nov 18 - With jazz bands, choirs, stalls and santa’s workshop, the whole family will enjoy the atmosphere at the annual switch on. A nice family day out in this pretty northern Lake District town.

Ambleside Lantern Procession and Christmas Lights Switch on: Nov 19th - This annual event always draws the crowds in for the colourful procession of lanterns through the town with Father Christmas in his sleigh. A good atmosphere is promised with street entertainment and stalls.

Planets and Winter Stars: Nov 25 - Amateur astronomer and author Stuart Atkinson returns to the Heron Corn Mill for another evening of stargazing from 4.30pm-6.30pm. More details are from:

Grizedale Stages Rally: Nov 26 - A firm fixture in the annual Lakes diary, this car rally through Grizedale Forest is an exciting day out.

Kendal Christmas Lights Switch On: Nov 27 - The Kendal Christmas Lights Switch is scheduled for 4.45pm, although the town will be alive with events from 2pm. A great family event, which takes place in the town centre.

Santa Express: Nov 26-27 - Get on board the Santa Express and meet Father Christmas at the Ravenglass and Eskdale Railway. More information is from
Christmas Trail at Grizedale: Nov 28 – Dec 23 -  A great way to enjoy the outdoors in November with the family with this self-led trail exploring Grizedale Forest.


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