Keswick Christmas Shows, Concerts, Church Services and Carols

Keswick Tourism Association, supported by Allerdale Borough Council bring to you Keswick Live Advent Calendar now in its fourth year. A festive themed window will be illuminated in a business each day around Keswick from the 1st to the 24th accompanied by a programme of events. The illuminated windows will stay lit until early January, forming a magical and festive window trail around town which visitors and residents can follow and enjoy after advent is over. More info.

The Rotary Club of Keswick presents Keswick’s Own Christmas Proms on 3rd December at Theatre by the Lake. Following on from last year’s sell-out Christmas concert, regular supporters of this festive treat will be looking forward to more entertaining music and carols. Professional singers Graeme Danby and Valerie Reid top the bill, alongside the NASUWT Riverside Band. The alented St Herbert’s School Choir complete the line-up. A rousing Last Night of the Proms finale to set you off in true Christmas spirit.

THE NUTCRACKER: Royal Ballet at the Alhambra Cinema. Peter Wright’s nigh-on definitive production for The Royal Ballet ranks as one of the most enduring and enchanting versions of The Nutcracker. With its festive period setting, dancing snowflakes and enchanting stage magic, this has become the perfect Christmas entertainment. 5th & 24th December.

The Secret Garden - the Christmas production at Theatre by the Lake

The much loved classic children’s book The Secret Garden is given a new lease of life in a stage adaptation by playwright Jessica Swale, and is set to delight families this Christmas when it plays at Theatre by the Lake from 24 November to 13 January. Book Now.

Christmas Eve Carol Singing in Market Square

Join in community carol singing between 10 and 11pm in Keswick Market Square on 24th December 2017. This is always a popular event and a lovely start to Christmas.

Swan Lake Ballet at the Lodore Falls - Sun Nov 19th 2pm Swan Lake The Ballet performance and afternoon tea at the Lodore Falls Hotel… A performance of the classic ballet Swan Lake is being held in the Derwent Suite, performed by over 30 talented young dancers from the Starkey School of Theatre Dance, Whitehaven. Call 017687 77285 for more information. Booking advisable More info.

Details of Church Services at the various churches in and around Keswick More info.

SNOW PLAY at Theatre by the Lake Keswick What would you do if one year Winter decided to stay and moved into your house? In this highly interactive play you get to make a giant snowman, cover a whole house in snow and have a super snowball fight! 11 - 23 Dec More info

Enjoy A festival of Christmas Music hosted by Keswick Choral Society. Programme includes a selection of Christmas Carols and Charpentier Messe de Minuit, with soloists Fiona Weakley, Anne-Marie Kerr, Ian Wright and Jonathan Millican. Tuesday 12th December, 7.30pm at Crosthwaite Church More info.

BERLIN PHILHARMONIC New Year’s Eve Concert: Simon Rattle at Keswick AlhambraWith her flexible, slender but darkly timbred mezzo-soprano, Joyce DiDonato is the star guest at Sir Simon Rattle’s side during the New Year’s Eve Concert, singing Richard Strauss’s lavishly beautiful orchestral songs. 

New Year's Eve Keswick Join the crowds in the Keswick Market Square for the countdown to New Year 2018.

Threlkeld Activities Association invite you to celebrate Christmas at our Christmas Ceilidh on 8th December at Threlkeld Vilage Hall with local band Mazurka playing. Mazurka play an eclectic folk mix, including a large variety of British folk and further afield to French, Eastern European and Klezmer music. 

The Lock In 'Christmas Carol' featuring The Demon Barbers at Theatre by the Lake on 17th December- Half gig, half dance show and half panto! Join the BBC Award-winning team for the best in Christmas song and dance! It’s Christmas Eve and the regulars of The Olde Fighting Cocks are excited about the night ahead. More info.

SUPPER WITH SANTA WITH GRUFFALO & GRUFFALO’S CHILD DOUBLE BILL at Rheged. Join Santa for a seasonal two course supper and festive film double bill in our intimate second screen cinema. Children must be accompanied. 18th & 20th December More info.

Pantomime Beauty and the Beast at Rheged on 29th & 30th Dec. Join us for a journey of enchantment and magic in one of the most loved fairy tales of all time. Who is the mysterious Beast in the woods? Will Beauty overcome her fears. More info.

Family Theatre - Lilly & the Little Snow Bear at Rheged on 27th & 28th Dec. Lily is staying with Grandpa for the holidays; there are just two more sleeps until Lily’s birthday and it’s snowing! This funny, heart warming tale of friendship is the perfect treat for the Christmas holidays with exquisite puppets, enchanting music and a magical snowy setting. More info

CELEBRATE NEW YEARS EVE WITH …Berliner Philharmoniker at Rheged The New Year’s Eve Gala Concert Live concert. Broadcast live from Berlin and conducted by Sir Simon Rattle, with star guest Joyce DiDonato. More info.