Published on November 14, 2017 | by Andrea Guerriero0
What’s on in Keswick this Christmas
One of the most beautiful places in the country, Keswick is a popular choice for short winter breaks, and it’s no surprise why. Aside from the natural beauty of the surrounding lakes, fields, and mountains, there is so much to do during your stay in Cumbria this Christmas. So, once you’ve booked your accommodation in Keswick, why not sample some of the festive fun for all the family that this ancient market town has in store this year?
Father Christmas Cruise
Every weekend between the 2nd and the 17th December
Father Christmas will be boarding a Keswick Launch and taking a cruise around Derwentwater. Bring the family and the children (of all ages) to meet Father Christmas and join him on his festive cruise. With the bracing Cumbrian air and the breath-taking scenery visible from Derwentwater, the cruise is a treat all year round. But with Father Christmas onboard, giving presents to the children, and sherry and mince pies to the adults, it becomes a memory to treasure forever.
Rheged’s Christmas Market
Saturday 12th – Sunday 13th December
The ideal way to get into the Christmas spirit early. Come for a festive day out at the annual Christmas Market, where you’ll find unique gifts from local craftspeople, one-of-a-kind creations that you can guarantee the recipient will not be getting off anyone else. Artisan food producers will be there as well with a whole variety of festive treats, both sweet and savoury, so tempting that there’s a chance they might not last until Christmas.
Indoor Helter Skelter
Saturday 21 November – Tuesday 5 January
All over the festive period, come and try our nine metre tall Helter Skelter slide. Covered in sparkling lights, it’s a festive thrill ride for all the kids, and the adults who never really grew up.
Santa’s Magical Cottage
Every Friday, Saturday and Sunday from 27th November and Monday 21st, Tuesday 22nd, Wednesday 23rd December, and Christmas Eve
Santa is back in Keswick, taking up residence inside his cosy cottage, as part of the Rheged’s Christmas Wonderland. As you wander along a candy pathway you’ll discover Santa’s elves and his magic sleigh, before making a Christmas wish. At the end of the path you’ll meet the Big Man himself, where you can tell him what you want for Christmas, and receive a special present.
Family Theatre: Santa in Love
Sunday 20 December
The People’s Theatre Company is joined by their very special guest, all the way from the North Pole, in a fun-filled musical for the whole family. Filled with laughs, games, and everybody’s favourite Christmas songs, it’s a great way to start the Christmas season with good cheer. Santa himself will be available to meet your little ones after the show and give them a little gift ready for the big day.
Children’s Christmas Craft Workshop With Felltarn Friends
Monday 21 December
Bring your kids for an hour of festive fun, designing and creating a wooden decoration for the Christmas tree, hand-crafting their own Christmas card, and making a candy-cane reindeer. Children will love this hands-on craft workshop.
Family Pantomime: Cinderella
Tuesday 29 and Wednesday 30 December
Christmas is fine without a family panto, right? Oh no it isn’t! Join Cinderella, Buttons and those horrible Ugly Sisters in one of the world’s most popular pantomimes. With stunning scenery, spectacular costumes and fun and laughter for the whole family, Reamba Pantomimes promise you a magical experience for young and old alike.