Experience a magical Christmas in the Lakes
Arrive at the Kings Arms to the aroma of mulled wine and mince pies which will be served as you relax in the lounge bar. In the evening join us for a pre-dinner glass of bubbly and canapés reception where you will be welcomed by our General Manager and his team, as he takes this opportunity to tell you a little about the coming days events and entertainment.
Then make your way to the Kings Arms restaurant where a delicious 5 course Gala dinner will be prepared by our Head Chef and his team for you to savour. Following dinner, we have arranged a magical torch-lit walk to lake Derwentwater, where you can enjoy a glass of hot mulled wine and roasted chestnuts. With only the light from our lanterns, the lake and surrounding mountains will make you feel as if you are in a Winter Wonderland. (warm boots and jackets recommended!).
Afterwards, enjoy the Keswick Choirs’ Christmas concert in the Market Square outside the hotel.
Christmas morning is a leisurely affair. Start your day with a traditional hearty Cumbrian breakfast and even add a bit of sparkle with a glass of Bucks Fizz. Relax and enjoy the morning at your leisure whether it be to open presents or perhaps take a stroll to the lake and feed the ducks, or join our Christmas treasure hunt around Keswick’s Market Square. Whatever you decide to do, you are guaranteed to be surrounded by the beauty and seasonal peace of the Lake District in winter.
After the Lakeland air has stimulated your appetite it will be time to indulge in a sumptuous 5 course Christmas Day lunch, making sure you leave room for coffee and mince pies.
In the evening the bar is open for pre-dinner drinks before our fabulous ‘Taste of the Lakes and Fells’ buffet is served offering the opportunity to taste some traditional Cumbrian specialities and delicacies. With relaxation in mind we have prepared a fun Christmas quiz and guess the weight of the Christmas cake competition for an entertaining evening.
A true Cumbrian breakfast will be served together with a stirrup cup of Kings Arms hot punch, guaranteed to get you going for the day ahead. Step outside the hotel to enjoy a drink with the Blencathra hunt and foxhounds, a town tradition, before taking time to relax or get the best bargains in the Boxing Day sales in the variety of lovely boutiques in Keswick!
We then suggest you wrap up warm and enjoy a scenic guided walk to a surprise location where you’ll be greeted with a splendid hot and cold picnic buffet. Depending on how many calories you wish to burn post Christmas, this is followed by a choice of a leisurely or a more invigorating walk back to the hotel (suitable clothing and footwear advised!)
Soon it will be time to enjoy a five course farewell dinner after which you are welcome to join the other residents and locals for a night cap or two in the cosy bar.