Experience a magical Christmas in the Lakes
Join us to enjoy warm hospitality, delicious food, local real ales and mulled wine for a magical, traditional Christmas break. Recently refurbished to a high standard, the hotel is adorned with glittering decorations inside and out to create the perfect setting for your festive celebrations. The cosy atmosphere, blazing fires and friendly service will make you feel totally relaxed and at home whether you are a new or returning guest.
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Arrive at the Kings Arms Hotel 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 five 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 Choir Christmas concert in the Market Square outside the hotel before joining us at the bar for a nightcap.
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 five course Christmas Day lunch, followed by tea, coffee and Christmas cake.
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 with prizes to be won, for an entertaining evening.
A true Cumbrian breakfast will set you up for the day before stepping outside into the Market Square to
enjoy a stirrup cup of Kings Arms hot punch 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 drink or two in the cosy bar.