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Christmas Fair Weekend

Friday, 30 November 2018 to Sunday, 2 December 2018

Market Square, Kirkby Lonsdale LA6 2AH

As the Christmas lights twinkle on trees throughout the town we hope that visitors and locals will kick off the Festive season in style in picturesque Kirkby Lonsdale this year! 

The town is a very popular destination at Christmas time. The town’s attractive setting, nestled above the River Lune, the array of interlocking streets and squares and a main shopping street boasting one of the best ranges of independent shops in the region gives it a very special appeal in the festive season. 

Whats New?

  • Free park and ride
  • Guided lantern walks through the town
  • Light show in the Market Square

Whats on and not to be missed?

  • Father Christmas in his Grotto
  • Parades through town Saturday and Sunday
  • Festive food, mulled wine, hot chocolate, churros
  • Festive activities and crafts for all the family
  • Indoor and outdoor markets, alongside our unique high street shops
  • Music, carols and festive cheer all weekend

Once more there will be a chalet village in the heart of the town for the Christmas fair weekend. Wooden chalets will be clustered around the market monument offering shoppers a wide range of gift items from near and far. We will also have an indoor market at Lunesdale Hall with more gift and craft stalls, including jewellery, Christmas decorations, art, soft furnishings and more.

Free Park & Ride

Park at Kirkby Lonsdale Rugby Club on the B6254. Follow the signs  from the A65 north of the town onto Hophouse Lane and through Underley. Buses run every 15 minutes.

Park and ride offers a hassle-free weekend, being dropped off in Queen's Square so you can walk through the town, taking in the entertainment, unique Festive retail in St Mary's Church, Church Lane and at retailers all over Main Street. Then continue down Main Street for more entertainment and the Chalet Village in the Market Square and the indoor market and more entertainment in Lunesdale Hall.

The Park and Ride accepts well-behaved dogs and will be running Friday, 4pm to 8pm and Saturday/Sunday 10am to 5pm.

Programme of events

Friday 30th November

10.00am – 5.00pm

Bric a Brac Sale

St Mary's Church

High quality bric a brac. Tea and Coffee and homemade cakes available.

4.00pm – 8.00pm

Late Night Shopping

4.00pm – 8.00pm

Chalet Village

Market Square
Saturday 1st December

10.00am

Chalet Village

Market Square

10.00am

Christmas Market

Lunesdale Hall

Refreshments served in the Hall

10.00am – 5.00pm

Childrens' Crafts

Market Square

Create a reindeer Christmas tree bauble to remind you of your festive visit to Kirkby Lonsdale or make a marshmallow snowman treat to take away or eat straightaway! £1 each.

10.00am – 5.00pm

Bric a Brac Sale

St Mary's Church

High quality bric a brac. Tea and Coffee and homemade cakes available.

11.00am

Sedbergh Preparatory School Chamber Choir singing Carols

Market Square

2.00pm

Santa Parade

Starts in Queens Square

with SPSCC Choir and Sing Joyfully! and Kirkby Lonsdale Singers accompanied by the Band, Mary and Joseph the Three Wise Men, Pipe Band

2.30pm

Santa's Grotto

Market Square

11.00am – 3.30pm

Unwrapping Advent

St Mary's Church

A day of Advent crafts for all ages and abilities

4.00pm

Sing Joyfully and the Kirkby Lonsdale Singers

St Mary's Church

Relax with some seasonal music in the lovely surroundings of St Mary's Church at after a day of Christmas shopping. All welcome. Free Admission. Retiring collection in aid of St Mary's Church.

4.00pm

Guided Lantern Walk

from The Book Lounge

Tickets available at The Book Lounge, or Tourist Information & Gift Shop

Sunday 2nd December

10.00am

Chalet Village

Market Square

10.00am

Christmas Market

Lunesdale Hall

Refreshments served in the Hall

10.00am – 5.00pm

Childrens' Crafts

Market Square

Create a reindeer Christmas tree bauble to remind you of your festive visit to Kirkby Lonsdale or make a marshmallow snowman treat to take away or eat straightaway! £1 each.

11.00am
– 1.30pm

Santa's Grotto

Market Square

12.15pm – 4.00pm

Bric a Brac Sale

St Marys Church

High quality bric a brac. Tea and Coffee and homemade cakes available.

2.00pm

Santa Parade

Starts in Queens Square

with Morecambe Carnival band, Pre-School Children with Jodie Tomlinson, Fire Engine, Netball club, 1st Kirkby Lonsdale Scout Group

2.30pm

Santa's Grotto

Market Square

3.00pm

Live music with Hatrick

The Royal Barn

Sunday afternoon of Live music from Hatrick, come along enjoy a beer or two during the Christmas Weekend in Kirkby Lonsdale.

Chalet Village Exhibitors in the Market Square

Arkglass / Amanda Graham

Handmade fused glass, made in the Lune Valley, Lancashire.
www.ark-glass.co.uk

Blue Moose Kitchen

Fun affordable baking gifts for all occasions. 
www.bluemoosekitchen.com

The Cocktail Bar

Cocktails mocktails gin, prosecco and fudge.
www.facebook.com/thecocktailbar.sherelle

The Cornish Bakery

A range of award winning pies and pasties.
www.cornishbakery-lancaster.co.uk

CRMI Children of Hope

Ugandan crafts raising funds for orphaned and destitute children in Uganda.
www.childrenofhope.org.uk

Crossing Point Café

Award-winning café serving mulled wine.
www.crossingpointcafe.co.uk

Dal Fiorentino

Fresh, tasty Italian street food.
www.dalfiorentino.com

Devils Bridge Snacks

Snacks including burgers & sausage swirls.
www.facebook.com/pg/devilsbridgesnacks

Emslie

Contemporary furniture and home accessories.
www.emslieshop.co.uk

Ewe Crafty Thing

Unique country crafts, sheep foot stools and woollen bunting.
www.facebook.com/Ewe-Crafty-Thing-1983953341830833

Gourangaoo

Hand Crafted clothing and giftware from Nepal.
www.etsy.com/uk/shop/gourangaooHippyShop

Kirkby Lonsdale Brewery

Coffee, beer and hot drinks.
www.kirkbylonsdalebrewery.com

The Lakes Bath Tub

Soaps, Bath Bombs, Lotions & Gift Sets.
www.thelakesbathtub.co.uk

Lambsie

Luxurious and unique cashmere baby coats.
www.lambsie.co.uk

Leonie Rutter

Contemporary paintings and ceramics.
www.leonierutter.art

Love Daisy

Candles, lanterns, wax burners & homewares.
www.love-daisy.com

Mansergh Hall Farm

The home of hog roast in Cumbria & The Dales.
www.manserghall.co.uk

Miles-Moore Ceramics

Dining ware and ceramic sculpture.
www.milesmooreceramics.com

Morgan Leather

Natural handmade leather gifts.
www.morganleather.co.uk

My Cumbria

If you live or work in Cumbria, get offers & discounts with a MyCumbria card.
www.mycumbriacard.co.uk

Rachel Thornton

Natural art combining printmaking, painting and wood carving.
www.rachelthornton.co.uk

Smyth's Floral Design

Luxury florist specialising in Weddings, Bouquets & Arrangements.
www.facebook.com/pg/smythsfloral

Stonegate Gallery

Glass Design Studio and Contemporary Art and Craft Gallery.
www.stonegategallery.co.uk

Wah Wahs

Authentic homemade Italian food including churros.
www.facebook.com/wahwahsfood

William Firth Woodcraft

100% hand crafted wooden homewares, gifts, and personalised items.
www.williamfirthwoodcraft.co.uk

Indoor Market in Lunesdale Hall

Angela Gardner Studio
Bark-ing Mad Wood Turners
CFT Cards
Coneygarth Creations
Fudgeadoodledoo
Golden Fleece
Habrok Imaging
Hatch retail
Lisa's cakes, preserves & pickles
Michelinos
MyCumbria
St Johns Hospice
Taylor Made Ceramics
The Art Room
The Tee Room
Tropic by Lisa
Wish Home Décor and Gifts