Christmas Fun in Keswick 2018

Join a festive cruise when Father Christmas boards a Keswick Launch during December weekends. With presents for the children and sherry and mince pies for the adults, this is one of those special Lake District experiences to enjoy year after year. 01–16Dec 2018, weekends only. More info.

Threlkeld Quarry Santa trains - 22nd, 23rd and 24th of December at 12 pm, 1 pm and 2 pm. Mince Pies Mulled Wine Presents £7 per person, family ticket £25 (2 adults & 2 children) Please email or phone 01768 779747 to book your places on the Santa train.

Christmas crafts at Whinlatter Forest - Get into the Christmas spirit with free family crafts in our welcoming Visitor Centre. Drop in anytime between 11am and 3pm to make your festive creation.  - More info.

Keswick Park Run Dates over the Christmas Period

  • Saturday 22nd December: parkrun as usual, 9am.
  • Tuesday 25th December: Christmas Day Special at 9am 
  • Saturday 29th December: parkrun as usual, 9am.
  • Tuesday 1st January: New Year’s Day Special at 10:30am.

Santa's Magical Gingerbread Cottage at Rheged from the 17 November! Hang your wish on our wishing tree and visit Santa in his gingerbread house. Receive a gift and a photograph of you and Santa. Book in advance to avoid disappointment. More info.

Christmas Pudding Family Fun Run at Whinlatter - Join us for a family fun run in the forest this December 2nd. The course is just over 2km and rewards runners with fantastic views to Derwentwater and Keswick. More info.

Keswick Santa Dash 16th December 2018

Keswick Lions invite you to get dressed up and run for fun. Sunday 16th December at Fitz Park, Keswick. Registration at the Sports Pavillion from 10 a.m.

  • 10.45 a.m. Rudolph Romp 2.5 km race  
  • 11.45 a.m. Santa Dash 5 km race.

All entrants must register and wear their race number. Entrants aged under 18 years must have an entry form signed by a parent or guardian. Entry forms can be collected prior to the event day from Kat's Kitchen or U Compute, Keswick. Free Santa Hat for the first 100 entrants, and treats for all runners. All proceeds will go towards Keswick Lions' support for local, national and international causes.

The Keswick Victorian Fayre - Sunday 2nd December 2018, 10.30am - 4pm  Free live entertainment on stage in the Market Place and Packhorse Court, Children's Funfair. Over 30 charity stalls, selling a selection of Christmas homemade crafts, produce, festive food and drink.

Breakfast with Santa at Whinlatter Forest - Come to Siskins café to enjoy your breakfast and a visit from Santa. All children receive a gift. Booking essential. For more details and booking call 017687 78410 -

Willow Angels at Quirky Workshops -  These Angel days are full of festive spirit. Join Phil to produce your own 2/3ft high Angel to grace a special corner of your room at Christmas. They are unique and look great with candles burning at their base and their wings lit up with stars/lights/tinsel which shimmers in the heat. More info.

Keswick Museum will be holding its late night Christmas shopping event on Monday 3rd December from 4pm to 7pm with special offers and ginger punch.
If that wasn’t tempting enough, our Manager, Becks, will be performing her Victorian Reverse Striptease, a talk on the different layers of a Victorian ladies dress at 4.30pm.
The talk is free but donations welcome.
More info.


3pm Sat 15th December £10 - £7.50

£30 Family (1+3 child u15 or 2+2 child u15)

The CBeebies Christmas Show recreates on the big screen the live Thumbelina performance and includes an exclusive, additional show made for cinema audiences only starring the much-loved Justin Fletcher (Something Special) in "Justin’s Countdown to Christmas". Laugh and sing along with your favourite CBeebies stars and be part of a fabulous interactive show for all the family this holiday season,