Christmas Markets in the Lake District


I love Christmas Markets and I love the Lake District.  I’m over the moon that there are now lots of wonderful Christmas Markets coming to the Lake District ( my home) this year.

If you’re visiting the Lakes before Christmas keep an eye on our Special Offers by checking our “Winter Breaks” page for any new deals. Click here to see our latest offers.

Why you should visit a Lake District Christmas Market.

A Christmas Market is a great place to do your Christmas shopping. The Lake District is renowned for it’s wonderful local food, ales and crafts. Craft fairs and Christmas markets offer great  Christmas presents that are authentic, different, great value and much appreciated by the lucky recipient. Do your Christmas shopping in the Lake District. Combine your Christmas shopping with a visit to the Lake District and you have a holiday, a reviving winter break, and a shopping opportunity all rolled into one.

Be honest, would you prefer to shop on Oxford Street, London

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Christmas london


or Windermere’s “German” Christmas Market?( Actually, they’ve changed the name this year as some thought that the emphasis should be more on the “local” nature of this event.)

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Christmas Market Windermere

With a new name for Christmas 2017,now called “Windermere’s Christmas Celebration”  this fun event takes place on the weekend of 9th and 10th December 2017. For lots more information click through this link. Come along and enjoy the beauty of the Lakes and get your Christmas shopping done as well.

Where to stay for your Christmas shopping visit to the Lake District?

You can stay at Brockstone Cottage for the weekend of Windermere Christmas Celebration. A four night stay is just £330. Our cottage gets 5 star reviews and lots of repeat bookings, but we do still have availability for November and December 2017.

The weekend of Windermere’s Christmas Celebrations also happens to be the weekend when Ambleside Choral Society are giving their Christmas concert. Therefore you can shop by day and enjoy a wonderful concert in the evening.Find out more about this on our winter breaks page.

More Christmas Markets and Craft Fairs in the Lake District

There are lots more Christmas Markets and craft fairs in the Lake District in 2017. Here are links to a few of them. I’ll add more in the next few days.

Holker Winter Market takes place on 4 and 5 November 2017.( Brockstone Cottage is fully booked that weekend, sorry )

Conistons’s Winter Craft Fair takes place at Brantwood, John Ruskin’s House, on 11 and 12 November 2017. You can arrive at Brockstone Grasmere Cottage on the Saturday, and visit the craft fair on the Sunday.

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Coniston Craft Fair

Hawkshead’s Christmas Fair takes place on 2 and 3 December 2017. Read all about it on their Facebook page here.

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Hawkshead Christmas Fair

New for 2017, Grasmere is hosting a Farmers’ Market and Christmas Market on Friday 1st December. Find out more by following the Visit Grasmere Facebook page. 

Christmas in the Lake District is a very special time. Here’s an article I wrote some years ago on Christmas in the Lake District.  Brockstone Grasmere Cottage is already fully booked for Christmas and New Year 2017-2018, but you can still sample the Christmas spirit and fun by taking a November or December break in the Lake District and going out in the fresh air, sampling local food and drink at these wonderful Christmas markets and craft fairs.

All these events are in easy reach of lovely Brockstone Grasmere Cottage with it’s stunning views.We’d love to welcome you.