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.
- 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.
More details to follow including full Festive entertainment programme and details of Saturday and Sunday's Parades.
Market Place Chalet Village
Arkglass / Amanda Graham
Handmade fused glass, made in the Lune Valley, Lancashire.
Blue Moose Kitchen
Fun affordable baking gifts for all occasions.
Churchmouse at Barbon
Tempting speciality cheeses and mulled wine.
The Cocktail Bar
Cocktails mocktails gin, prosecco and fudge.
The Cornish Bakery
A range of award winning pies and pasties.
CRMI Children of Hope
Ugandan crafts raising funds for orphaned and destitute children in Uganda.
Crossing Point Café
Award-winning café serving mulled wine.
Fresh, tasty Italian street food.
Devils Bridge Snacks
Snacks including burgers & sausage swirls.
Contemporary furniture and home accessories.
Ewe Crafty Thing
Unique country crafts, sheep foot stools and woollen bunting.
Hand Crafted clothing and giftware from Nepal.
Kirkby Lonsdale Brewery
Coffee, beer and hot drinks.
The Lakes Bath Tub
Soaps, Bath Bombs, Lotions & Gift Sets.
Luxurious and unique cashmere baby coats.
Contemporary paintings and ceramics.
Candles, lanterns, wax burners & homewares.
Mansergh Hall Farm
The home of hog roast in Cumbria & The Dales.
Dining ware and ceramic sculpture.
Natural handmade leather gifts.
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Natural art combining printmaking, painting and wood carving.
Smyth's Floral Design
Luxury florist specialising in Weddings, Bouquets & Arrangements.
Glass Design Studio and Contemporary Art and Craft Gallery.
Authentic homemade Italian food including churros.
William Firth Woodcraft
100% hand crafted wooden homewares, gifts, and personalised items.