What an absolute delight is in store for everyone at this year’s Keswick Live Advent Calendar! 24 days filled with live pop-up concerts, magical story telling; drama; talks, Christmas food and drink demonstrations, not to mention crafty workshops. As well as 24 beautifully illuminated windows which stay lit until 4th January 2016 to form a festive window trail to follow.
The annual Christmas light switch on at the Lodore Falls Hotel officially marks the start of the festive season, with Christmas lunches, dinners and festive afternoon tea’s on the menu. The light switch on took place at the hotel on Thursday 19th November, where teachers and pupils from the local Borrowdale School came to attend the event.
Every year our seven family owned and run hotels, illuminate Keswick, Glenridding and Penrith, with our glowing contribution to the Christmas lights. This year we continued to exceed people’s expectations as our newest hotel, Inn on the Square in Keswick added to the town’s light display, with its spectacular festive lights.
Whether you’re looking for a hearty meal or a dish to really wow your dinner guests, you’ll find a new delicious recipe posted on our blog every month! For November, Kyle Bowman, Head Chef at the Inn on the Square wanted to share one of his favourite festive desserts with our readers.
It was a wet and wild day for our Winter Wonderland Wedding Fayre yesterday but that didn’t stop us… Our friendly team greeted guests with hot punch and winter treats, as our wedding co-ordinators and local wedding exhibitors were on hand to give guidance and advice amongst the festive lights.
Lake District Hotels Ltd, a group of seven family owned and run hotels are calling for the general public to nominate their favourite Cumbrian charity, community project or initiative to become Lake District Hotels Ltd’s Charity of the Year 2016. Act now to ensure your charity is in the running!
Back by popular demand, the Starkey School of Theatre Dance will once again herald the start of the Christmas events at the Lodore Falls Hotel, with their performance of the classic comic ballet Coppélia on Sunday 22nd November. This will be the 6th year that the school has performed at the Lodore Falls Hotel, with the first three year’s performance, the ‘Nutcracker’ and the following two years ‘Swan Lake’. The shortened version of the ballet will be performed by over 30 talented young dancers, aged between 9 – 24, followed by a themed afternoon tea, where guests can relax and enjoy the Winter Wonderland decorations and the stunning views across Derwentwater.
Was 2015 the year Britain went as crazy as the Americans over Halloween? It certainly seemed that way in Keswick, as spooks, vampires, witches and zombies were out in force, at our 3 Halloween parties. Halloween has been a major event in America since the 19th century and seems to be growing in popularity across the UK, as huge amounts of money is being spent on crazy costumes, decorations, nights out, parties and trick-or-treat gifts.
BBC Children in Need event to take place in Keswick… An exciting party of music, entertainment, late-night shopping and the festive switch-on of the Christmas lights is being planned for the annual BBC Children in Need Appeal – North East & Cumbria Show extravaganza on Friday 13 November 2015 which is being broadcast live from Keswick.
Hike & Bike with Lake District Hotels; Long Meg, her sisters and Captain Lacy – a walk through the valley of Eden
Since we have our own walking book (Hike & Bike with Lake District Hotels – available to buy in each of our hotels or online here) we thought we’d put it to some use and go exploring last weekend. With myself, husband, 10 month old baby, off-road buggy and two dogs packed into the car we set off for Little Salkeld, roughly 7 miles north east of Penrith on the search of a stone circle and some caves.