Christmas in the Lake District

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Christmas Breaks at the Skiddaw Hotel

Famed for our warmth and hospitality, we invite you to join us at the Skiddaw Hotel for a magical, traditional Christmas break. Our friendly staff will pamper you from the moment you arrive, leaving you free to relax and celebrate with family and friends, both old and new. The warm, comforting ambience created by the cosy rooms, sparkling decorations inside and out, and trees festooned with twinkling lights, will ensure that you remember your enchanting Christmas break for many years.

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I have never met such a friendly happy team we were really spoilt. Food, company, rooms all perfect and a Christmas present as well - would definitely return again! J. Appleton

Christmas Eve

Arrive in time to settle into your warm and welcoming room before enjoying the delicious aroma of Winter Pimms and mince pies in the cosy lounge. Your evening commences with a sparkling cocktail and canapés reception where our General Manager and his team will inform you of the exciting 3 day programme ahead.

We then make our way to the restaurant for an exquisite 5 course Gala dinner, followed by a magical, candlelit procession to the shores of lake Derwentwater. Armed with a glass of hot mulled wine and roasted chestnuts, experience the beauty, peace and tranquillity of the lake at night (warm boots and jackets recommended!).

Later in the evening, don’t miss the Keswick Choir’s Christmas concert in the Market Square, right outside the hotel. The live music and lovely atmosphere is sure to get you in the festive spirit.


Christmas at the Skiddaw Hotel
Christmas at the Skiddaw Hotel

Christmas Day

Our hearty Cumbrian breakfast on Christmas morning has added sparkle with a glass of Bucks Fizz, and who knows, perhaps Santa will still be about! Relax and enjoy your morning; take a stroll to feed the ducks by the lake shore or a more vigorous walk up one of the fells. Whatever you decide, you are guaranteed the beauty of the Lake District in winter.

After the Lakeland air has stimulated your appetite it will be time to meet in the lounge bar where orders will be taken for a sumptuous Christmas Day lunch followed by coffee and Christmas cake with the Queen’s speech at 3pm.

In the evening, our fabulous ‘Taste of the Lakes and Fells’ buffet will be served – providing a perfect opportunity for you to taste some traditional local delicacies prepared by our Cumbrian Head Chef. With relaxation in mind we have prepared a fun Christmas quiz, with prizes to be won, to round off the day.




Boxing Day

After a truly traditional Cumbrian breakfast, why not wrap up warm and enjoy a guided scenic walk to a surprise location where you’ll be greeted with a splendid picnic box and hot drinks.

Depending on how many calories you wish to burn, this is followed by a choice of walks returning to the hotel. Alternatively, take advantage of the Boxing Day sales. With so many shops on our doorstep you might want to start saving now!

In the evening, enjoy a special mouth-watering, 4-course farewell dinner before joining us in the bar for some relaxing live music.


First time we have spent xmas here and it was super. Food, excellent and plenty of it, very conveniently situated for both the town centre and lake. A. McKenna

  Book your magical Christmas Break in the Lakes from £515 per person  

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