Keswick Live Advent 2019

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Keswick Victorian Fayre

in the Market Square

Live entertainment, charity stalls offering Christmas homemade crafts, produce, festive food & drink.

Event : 10.30am - 4pm

Window: Tourist Information Centre 4pm

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Santa Splash
at Keswick Boat Landings

Boats powered by Santa and Elves race on Derwentwater. 

Event: 12 noon

Window: Theatre by the Lake after the race

Festive Fishers Fun

at George Fisher

Festive Fun in Fishers with homemade treats and warm mulled apple.

Event: 4 - 5.30pm

Window: George Fisher 4pm

Victorian Christmas

at Keswick Museum & Amy's Care

From 2.30pm for tea. Carol singing around musical stones 3.15pm to 4pm. Museum shop late night opening until 6pm

Event 2.30 - 6pm

Window : Keswick Museum & Amy's Care 4pm

The Art of the Scarf

at Alexandra's of Keswick

Learn the art of scarf tying while enjoying a glass of Prosecco and festive nibbles.

Event: 2 - 4pm

Window: Alexandra's of Keswick 4pm

It's A Wrap

at Kat's Kitchen

Taster sessions with The Makers Mill on how to make your own zero-waste wax food wrap. Enjoy mulled wine or spiced apple juice.

Event: 2 pm to 4.30 pm

Window: Kat's Kitchen 4pm

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Christmas Tree Festival

at Keswick Methodist Church

Carol singing and mince pies. Vote for your favourite decorated tree!

Event: 10am - 5pm

Window: Keswick Methodist Church 4pm

Cheese Deli Christmas Delights!

at Keswick Cheese Deli

Come and taste our delicious cheeses, deli-baked fruit cake and mulled wine.

Event: 3:30 – 4:30pm

Window: Keswick Cheese Deli 4pm

Edible Jewellery

at Fulton's Lakes Jewellery Works

Come to the Bench Cafe & create your very own bespoke edible jewellery, using gingerbread, sweet gems & icing.

Event:12 - 4pm

Window: Fulton's Lakes Jewellery Works 4pm

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Cockermouth Ukulele

at The Millfield

Enjoy Christmas Carols with Cockermouth Ukulele. Mulled Wine and Mince Pies for all who attend.

Event: 3 - 4pm

Window: The Millfield 3.30pm

Brewery Beer Tasting

at Keswick Brewery

Come visit our new Fox Tap bar and try our selection of cask, keg and bottled beers.

Event: 1 - 4pm

Window: Keswick Brewery 3pm

Promo Evening

at New Balance

Late night opening, promo goods, refreshments, spot prizes

Event: 5.30 - 8pm

Window: New Balance 5.30pm

Story Time

at Cafe Hope

A story brought to life with an interactive story-telling session from the Forestry Commission.

Event : 4pm

Window: Cafe Hope follows the story

Christmas Crafts

at Keswick YHA

We’ll be making Christmas decorations and cards, drop-by and join us!

Event: 10am - 3pm

Window: Keswick YHA 3pm

Donations gratefully received

Keswick Lions Rudolph Romp & Santa Dash

at Fitz Park

Rudolph Romp - 10.30am (2.5 km), Santa Dash - 11.15am(5km). Register from 10am Fitz Park Sports Pavilion

Event : from 10am

Window: Keswick Town Hall 4pm

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Winter-Warming Hot Drinks

at Oxfam

Winter-Warming Fair trade hot drinks tasting

Event: 3.30 - 5pm

Window: Oxfam 3.30pm

Handbell Carols

at West Cumbria Rivers Trust, Lake Road

Join West Cumbria Rivers Trust and St Herbert's School's bell ringers for a musical treat

Event: 4-5.30pm

Window: West Cumbria Rivers Trust 5pm

Christmas Dog Walk

Starts at Inn on the Square

Walk to Friars Crag & Castlehead, followed with mulled wine at Inn on the Square. Prize for best dressed Christmas dog.

Event: 1.45pm for 2pm departure

Window: Inn on the Square following walk

Free, tel to book 017687 87010

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Stick Man Storytime

at Bookends

Storytime in Bookends courtyard, kicking off the Stick Man Trail.

Event - 4.30pm

Window - Bookends 5pm

Meet the Shire Horses

at The Royal Oak

See the Thwaite's Dray Wagon pulled by the majestic Shire Horses 

Event: 1 - 1.30pm

Window: The Royal Oak 1pm

A Woolly Christmas

at The Makers Mill, Greta Side

Come along to The Makers Mill and make a woolly Christmas pudding pom pom decoration.

Event 2 - 4pm

Window: The Makers Mill 3pm

Mr Willowby’s Christmas Tree

at Keswick Mini Market, 35 Main St

Festive reading of a heart-warming tale of a Christmas tree that is just a bit too tall. With Mulled Drinks, Mince Pies & Sweets.

Event 4.30pm

Window: Keswick Mini Market 5pm

Donations to Amy’s Care gratefully received.

Christmas Treats

at Ewe Tree Gifts

Enjoy 10% off purchases at Ewe Tree Gifts Plus festive treats

Event:: 4 - 5pm 

Window: Ewe Tree Gifts 4pm

It's a Wonderful Life

at Keswick Alhambra Cinema

Matinee Performance of this Christmas Classic. Proceeds to Cumbria Community Foundation's Winter Warmth Appeal


Window: during interval

£10 (£5 for under 21s)

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Download pdf of Keswick Live Advent

Keswick Live Advent 2018

Keswick Tourism Association, supported by Allerdale Borough Council bring to you Keswick Live Advent 2019 now in its sixth 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 one-off pop-up events, annual favourites and special promotions. 

Over the Christmas period we will invite you to vote for your favourite window.

Window Trail

Once advent is over and all the windows have been revealed the windows will stay lit until early January creating a festive window trail around the Town. Can you find them all?

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Santa Boat Race in 2018 to launch Keswick Live Advent 


Events during Keswick Live Advent 2018

Download pdf of Keswick Live Advent Window Trail and Map

Keswick Live Advent Calendar 2019 brought to you by Keswick Tourism Association and Allerdale Borough Council.