Well known for our famous hospitality, we invite you to join us at the recently refurbished 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 crackling fire, and festive decorations inside and out, will ensure that you remember this Christmas for many years to come.
The health, safety and security of our guests and employees is our highest priority. Our Christmas and New Year breaks will go ahead with social distancing guidelines in place. The programme of events may vary subject to Government guidelines, we appreciate your understanding of this and we will update all guests if/when changes are applied.
Arrive in time to settle into your warm and welcoming room before enjoying hot mulled wine 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 three day programme ahead.
We then make our way to the new look restaurant for an exquisite five course Gala dinner, followed by a magical, candlelit social distanced gathering to the shores of lake Derwentwater. Armed with a glass of Baileys hot chocolate in one hand and a sparkler in the other, enjoy Christmas stories from our Town Crier as you lose yourself in the beauty of the Lake District (weather permitting).
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!
Enjoy the morning at your leisure, whether you choose to relax at the hotel, take a stroll to the lake to feed the ducks, or join in our Christmas treasure hunt around Keswick for the chance to win a prize. Don’t forget to take part in our Christmas cake competition.
After the Lakeland air has stimulated your appetite, it will be time to join us in the restaurant where your orders will be taken for a sumptuous six course Christmas Day lunch followed by coffee and Christmas cake with the Queen’s speech at 3pm.
In the evening, our fabulous Cumbrian ‘Lakes and Fells’ buffet will be served by our talented chefs, allowing you to sample some traditional local delicacies. With relaxation in mind we have prepared a fun Christmas quiz for a chance to win a prize.
After a truly traditional Cumbrian breakfast, wrap up warm and enjoy our recommended walk to a scenic location where you’ll be greeted with a tasty packed lunch. Depending on how energetic you feel, continue your walk and take in the scenery, or return to town and take advantage of the Boxing Day sales.
In the afternoon, enjoy a classic game of bingo for the chance to win some fabulous prizes. Then, to give you a proper send off, enjoy a special mouth-watering, five course farewell dinner followed by live music from our talented singer.