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Skiddaw Hotel

Christmas in the Lakes

Experience a Magical Christmas in the Lake District

Christmas Breaks in Keswick

Well known for our warm hospitality, we invite you to join us at the Skiddaw Hotel for a magical 3-day Christmas break. Our friendly staff will pamper you from the moment you arrive, so you can relax and celebrate with family and friends, both old and new.

The warm, cosy ambience created by the real open fire, delicious food and welcoming hospitality, alongside an abundance of festive decorations and twinkling lights inside and out, will ensure that you remember this Christmas for many years to come.



from £828 per person
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Christmas Eve

Upon your arrival, take a moment to settle into your comfortable room before indulging in a warm cup of mulled wine and a delightful afternoon tea buffet, setting the perfect tone for your festive getaway. Later in the day, immerse yourself in the festive ambiance as our local carol singers serenade you outside the hotel.

Upon your arrival, take a moment to settle into your comfortable room before indulging in a warm cup of mulled wine and a delightful afternoon tea buffet, setting the perfect tone for your festive getaway. Later in the day, immerse yourself in the festive ambiance as our local carol singers serenade you outside the hotel.

Your evening begins with a sophisticated cocktail and canapés reception in the bar, where our General Manager and his team will provide insight into the exciting three-day itinerary ahead. Following this, we gather in the stylish restaurant for a sumptuous four-course welcome dinner, marking the start of our celebrations.

Afterward, embark on an enchanting candlelit procession to the tranquil shores of Lake Derwentwater. With a warming glass of Baileys hot chocolate in one hand and a sparkler in the other, bask in the serenity of the Lake District at night (weather permitting). We recommend wearing warm jackets and walking boots for this unique experience.

Highlights
  • Mulled wine and light afternoon tea buffet on arrival

  • Carol singing in the Market Square outside the hotel

  • Sparkling cocktail and canapés reception

  • 4-course celebratory welcome dinner

  • Candlelit procession to Lake Derwentwater

  • Baileys hot chocolate & sparklers at the lakeshore


Christmas Eve Menu

The team we’re absolutely amazing, friendly, helpful and had time for everyone. The food was absolutely gorgeous. Would definitely recommend.
Mrs Gray, Dec 23

Christmas Day

Start your Christmas morning with a hearty Cumbrian breakfast elevated by a refreshing glass of Buck’s Fizz, and who knows, you might even catch a glimpse of Santa Claus!

Enjoy the morning at your own pace, whether you opt to unwind at the hotel, take a leisurely stroll to the lake to feed the ducks, or partake in our cheerful Christmas treasure hunt around Keswick for a shot at winning a prize. Don't forget to participate in our festive “Guess the Weight of the Christmas Cake” competition at some point!

Once the invigorating Lakeland air has whetted your appetite, join us in the restaurant where you'll be treated to a decadent five-course Christmas Day lunch, followed by tea, coffee and Christmas cake. At 3pm we will broadcast the King’s speech.

In the evening, delight in our splendid Yuletide buffet featuring a tempting array of hot and cold dishes expertly prepared by our Head Chef and his team. To add to the festivities, we've prepared a lively Christmas quiz for your enjoyment and a chance to snag a prize.

Highlights
  • Full Cumbrian breakfast with Bucks Fizz

  • Special visit from Santa!

  • Treasure hunt with prizes

  • 5-course Christmas Day lunch

  • Yuletide buffet

  • Christmas quiz with prizes

  • “Guess the Weight of the Christmas Cake” competition


Christmas Day Menu

Extremely welcoming and friendly, wonderful food, nothing was too much trouble for the very attentive and friendly team.
Mrs Quilliam, Dec 23

Boxing Day

Following a delicious traditional Cumbrian breakfast, bundle up and embark on a guided walk to a picturesque spot, where you'll have the opportunity to enjoy a savoury pasty, mince pie and a hot beverage. Depending on your energy levels, you can opt to continue exploring the scenic surroundings or head back to town to partake in the Boxing Day sales.

In the afternoon, join us for a timeless game of bingo, offering the opportunity to win fantastic prizes. Later, bid farewell in style with a sumptuous four-course farewell dinner crafted to tantalize your taste buds. Then, unwind to the soothing melodies of live music performed by our talented resident singer, ensuring a memorable conclusion to your stay.

Highlights
  • Full Cumbrian breakfast

  • Guided walk to a picturesque location with a savoury pasty, mince pie and hot drink at halfway point

  • Bingo with prizes

  • 4-course farewell dinner

  • Live music from our resident singer


Boxing Day Roast
Boxing Day Evening

27th December

After a full Cumbrian breakfast, it is time to say goodbye and wish you a happy and prosperous New Year.



Celebrate Christmas with us from £828 per person.
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