This weekend sees Windermere town switching on its Christmas lights. Located in Bowness-on-Windermere, our friendly Bed and Breakfast, Blenheim Lodge, is only a mile from Lakeland’s only town to be connected with a mainline train service.
The annual Windermere Christmas Lights switch on takes place on Saturday 28th November 2015 and begins with a kids lucky dip, craft fair, face painting and Santa’s Grotto in St Herbert’s Church Hall in Lake Road, Windermere between 11am and 2pm. Tea, coffee and cakes will be avalable.
The parade through the town begins at 5pm followed by the switching on of the Christmas lights, with an evening fireworks display finale in Queen’s Park, Windermere.
Just 20 minutes’ ride from Bowness-on-Windermere is Ulverston, where the Ulverston Dickensian Christmas Festival will also be taking place this weekend. This is a popular event attended by townspeople as well as visitors to the birthplace of Stan Laurel of Stan Laurel and Oliver Hardy fame. More details of the Ulverston Dickensian Christmas Festival are available here: www.discoverulverston.co.uk/ulverston-dickensian-christmas-festival-2013.
The 17th annual Dickensian Christmas Festival takes place in Ulverston over the weekend of November 28th and 29th 2015. It’s one of the most popular Dickensian Festival events in the country and attracts thousands of visitors each year. Why not savour the wonderful atmosphere of a traditional market town in the Dickensian era?
As well as visiting Ulverston’s specialist shops, great pubs and cafes and cobbled streets and sampling the great atmosphere, you can enjoy a huge variety of free entertainment. There’ll be costume competitions, free events for children, horse drawn carriages, balloon modelling, music and dancing. Plus a traditional fairground, complete with Helter Skelter and a variety of music from folk to brass bands.
There will also be a Christmas market, with lots of unusual gifts and festive food, providing plenty of opportunity for Christmas shopping in a great atmosphere. Why not go in costume and enter into the spirit of the event and take part in the period dress competition? A grand parade around Ulverston takes place on both Festival days.
Attractions, shops, eateries, pubs and other amenities will be open as usual in the Lake District National Park, so there will be lots to discover and enjoy if visitors prefer engaging in other activities. Once you have decided to visit, do feel free to check out our AA 4-Star B&B accommodation for a relaxing break away. You will be in for a nice surprise as we have weekend as well as midweek special offers available. Perhaps stay in our en-suite rooms with views of Lake and fells, and make a romantic escape from the hustle and bustle of life before the busy Christmas season?
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