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By on October 17th, 2020

7 reasons to spend Christmas in the Lake District

There is nowhere quite like the Lake District during the festive season. Already well-known for its picturesque scenery and those views that take your breath away, when the Christmas season comes around, there’s no denying a special buzz in the air that you don’t feel at any other time of the year.

Full of atmosphere and charm, the community spirit couldn’t be any stronger at Christmas-time and that is especially true in the Northern Lake District. Quite honestly, we couldn’t think of anywhere else in the world we would rather spend this wondrous season.

With all this in mind, it’s no surprise that the Lake District is one of the most popular places to spend the holidays, which is why we designed our magical, 3-night Christmas packages with you in mind.


If you weren’t already convinced that the Lake District is the place to be this winter, here’s 7 more reasons why you should want to spend the season with us:

1)     Stress-free Christmas

As much as Christmas is a magical time to celebrate with friends and family, there is no denying that it comes with its fair share of stress and pressure – everyone wants to have the perfect Christmas! Not only do you have to organise all the presents, the booze and the food, but you have to plan a day of exciting activities that will entertain guests both young and old.


With our magical Christmas packages, we take the stress out of the season! You won’t have to do any organising in the run up to the big day because we’ve already done all the hard-work for you. Book a Christmas package with us and the only thing you need to worry about is which Christmas jumper you want to pack.

What’s more, we even let you bring your dog along! All of our hotels are dog-friendly so you don’t have to leave any of the important family members behind when you spend Christmas in the Lake District with us.


2)     Beautiful scenery

The beautiful nature of the Lakes is already the predominant reason for visitors flocking to the area, however the scenery at Christmas is next level. Imagine waking up and looking out your window on Christmas morning to be greeted by snow-capped mountains towering over a misty lake.

Stay in a Lodore Falls Deluxe Spa Suite and feel the crisp, fresh air roll across your cheeks as you step out onto your private balcony. Wander outside and hear the crunch of the frosty ground under your walking boots.


Certain beauties in this world are completely unparalleled, and the winter scenery in the Lake District is one of them.

christmas in the lake district

3)     Unforgettable festivities

As previously mentioned, you don’t have to do any of the stressful Christmas organising when you book onto one of our Christmas packages. However, what we didn’t mention is just how exciting our all-inclusive festivities are!

Have more fun this year than you ever have any Christmas before. We’ve put together an inspiring Christmas itinerary that includes activities that you would not get the chance to do if you simply stayed at home.

Our all-inclusive festivities are traditional in nature, while making the most of what the area has to offer.

Examples of just some of the festivities include:

  • Guided walks to surprise locations
  • Gin Afternoon Teas
  • Candlelit processions
  • Live music events
  • Gala dinners
  • Treasure hunts
  • Casino nights
  • Christmas quizzes
  • Plus many more

Please note, festivities differ on a package basis. Each hotel offers different activities so please consult the Christmas brochures for each individual hotel.


4)     Idyllic countryside Christmas

Close your eyes and imagine a traditional Christmas setting… Now, how many of you pictured a quaint Christmas in the countryside?

At some point in our lifetime, we have all dreamed of a cozy Christmas in the countryside. This idea of Christmas is also reinforced by many Christmas cards depicting snowy winter scenes in small rural towns. You don’t find robins on postboxes down Oxford Street!


christmas in the lake district


Also represented in classic Christmas movies such as ‘The Holiday’, spending Christmas in the quaint countryside is admired by viewers and is often something many of us dream of doing. With our 2-or-3-night Christmas packages, you can!

Although we can’t promise the snowy weather, we can promise a relaxing getaway that offers all the peace and serenity that you’ve been dreaming about for years when it comes to a festive break. This is the perfect opportunity to experience something completely new, as well as shutting off from your troubles and rediscovering the true meaning of Christmas.


5)     No cooking!

Not only will you have to do any organising this Christmas, but more importantly, you won’t have to do any cooking! Hurray!

We all know the struggle of getting up on Christmas morning and preparing the festive feast for the extended family. The burning pressure of perfecting the perfect glazed turkey, not wanting to disappoint the in-laws by overcooking the bird or wanting to impress those second cousins that you don’t know very well but see every December 25th.

Imagine waking up on Christmas Day and knowing you don’t have to do any cooking at all! Realising that your meal is going to be prepared for you by some of the best chefs the Lake District has to offer and the only finger you have to lift is when you go to pick up your knife and fork to dig in.

You don’t have to worry about pleasing any fussy eaters or trying not to singe your eyebrows off when lighting the Christmas pudding. All you need to do is be our guest, sit down and enjoy; as this year, we’re feeding you.

6)     No washing up!

What’s more, when there is no cooking or using your own plates, there’s also no washing up! Families who are used to smaller kitchens will know the struggle of finding room for all the crockery amidst the various courses being plated up.

Even if you’re lucky enough to have a large kitchen with plenty of space, there’s just no denying the feeling of your eyelids getting heavy after a large meal as the annual Christmas snooze starts to take over. No one really wants to have to do the washing up after that – even if it’s just loading plates in the dishwasher… so don’t do it!


Join us for our Christmas breaks and we promise to get rid of your plates as soon as you’ve finished and we won’t make you look at them again throughout the duration of your stay. We want Christmas to be all about you, so spend that extra time with loved ones, not leaning over the kitchen sink.


christmas in the lake district

7)     Witness magnificent decorations

The final reason to spend Christmas with us this year ties in well with the strong sense of community spirit. Keswick and each of our hotels in particular go ALL OUT when it comes to incredible Christmas displays.

We have Christmas decorations like you have never seen before – who says you need to spend Christmas in New York to witness magnificent Christmas decorations? This coupled with the friendly atmosphere, it’ll feel just like your home away from home.



Witness a winter wonderland as all of our hotels are done up in an array of twinkling lights. Be greeted by our grand Christmas trees and stylishly coordinated baubles.

The town of Keswick has some of the best Christmas decorations in the whole of the Lake District and we’re giving you the opportunity to be at the heart of it all with our unforgettable Christmas packages.

Book your Christmas Break

Have we successfully tempted you? Treat yourself to the gift that just keeps on giving and spend this Christmas in the Lake District. Book your 3-night Christmas escape today by calling 0800 840 1240 or book online by clicking here.

  • 3-night Christmas Breaks start at £549 per person*

PLEASE NOTE: The Inn on the Lake and the Borrowdale Hotel are SOLD OUT for Christmas 2020, but we have a select few number of rooms available on our 2020 New Year packages.

*Price based on The Kings Arms


Get in touch

Reservations: 0800 840 1240
Email: reservations@lakedistricthotels.net

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