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Christmas Fair Weekend

4pm – 8pm Friday, 1 December 2017
10am – 6pm Saturday, 2 December 2017
10am – 4pm Sunday, 3 December 2017

Christmas Fair Weekend

Kirkby Lonsdale 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. 

This year will be creating a chalet village again in the heart of the town for the Christmas fair weekend - we have added more chalets taking the total to 22! In addition we'll have local food suppliers with an array of hot food and drinks to tempt you .The 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 18 stalls at our indoor market at Lunesdale Hall with more gift and craft stalls, including jewellery, Christmas decorations, art, soft furnishings, food and drink and much more. 

In addition Christmas crafts for children, the Santa’s grotto and of course the largest tree in the town means the Market Square will have a unique appeal for this year’s event.

The weekend will also feature the traditional Festive Parade on Saturday at 2pm, the ‘switching on’ of the lights and a wide variety of street entertainment and music. There will be plenty of local foods to tempt and the hotels, cafes and pubs in the town will offer an especially warm welcome. 

If the weather is chilly and bright visitors may be tempted to walk off their mince pies by taking a stroll down to Devils Bridge or to Ruskin’s view – one of the best places to admire the natural beauty of the Lune Valley. 

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.

Programme

Friday, 1 December

All Day

Late night shopping across town (until 8pm)

10am – 5pm
Bric a Brac Stall
St Mary's Church

Refreshments available.

4pm – 8pm

Festive chalet village open

Market Square
4pm – 5pm
Hornby Occasionals Choir
Market Square
5pm –
6pm
Fiona D Project
Market Square

Brass duo.

6pm –
7pm
Hogtimers
Market Square

A great band to get your feet tapping.

7pm –
8pm
IQ Band
Market Square

Purveyors of vintage pop.

Saturday, 2 December

10am - 5pm

Festive chalet village

Market Square

Over 20 chalets offering a wide range of festive gifts, crafts and food and drink.

10am – 5pm

Indoor Market

Lunesdale Hall

More gift and craft stalls, including jewellery, Christmas decorations, art, soft furnishings and more.

10am –
4pm

Childrens' Craft Activities

New for this year indoor and outdoor craft making for kids all day long!

In the Lunesdale Hall there will be bauble making. And in the Market Place next to Santa's Grotto there will be reindeer tree hanger crafting and marshmallow snowmen making! Organised by the Kirkby Lonsdale Scouts/Explorers.

10.30am –11.30am
Laura Sandham School of Dance
Market Square

Performing a nativity tableaux.

10.30am – 2.30pm
Unwrapping Advent Activities
St Mary's Church

Crafts for all ages, refreshments.

11am
Ukulele Jukebox
Lunesdale Hall

Lancaster based band performing an eclectic mix of punk, rock, pyschedelia and folk music. With ukuleles of course!

12pm
Holly Wood Dance School
Market Square
12.45pm
Ukulele Jukebox
Market Square

Lancaster based band performing an eclectic mix of punk, rock, pyschedelia and folk music. With ukuleles of course!

1pm
Pipe Band
Lunesdale Hall (outside)

Performing festive melodies.

2pm – 2.30pm

Santa's Parade

With Santa and his reindeer.

2.30pm –
5pm

Santa's Grotto

Market Square

Come and see Santa! £4 per child.

3pm
Hornby Occasionals Choir
Church Alley, next to The Sun Inn

Traditional Victorian choir singing carols.

3pm
Laura Sandham School of Dance

Market Square

Ballroom dancing display.

3pm
Pipe Band
Lunesdale Hall (outside)

Performing festive melodies.

3pm
Sing Joyfully
St Mary's Church

Traditional Chirstmas carols.

4pm
Hogtimers
Market Square

A great band to get your feet tapping.

Sunday, 3 December

10am – 5pm

Festive chalet village

Market Square

Over 20 chalets offering a wide range of festive gifts, crafts and food and drink.

10am – 5pm

Indoor Market

Lunesdale Hall

More gift and craft stalls, including jewellery, Christmas decorations, art, soft furnishings and more.

10am –
4pm

Childrens' Craft Activities

New for this year indoor and outdoor craft making for kids all day long! 

In the Lunesdale Hall there will be bauble making. And in the Market Place next to Santa's Grotto there will be reindeer tree hanger crafting and marshmallow snowmen making! Organised by the Kirkby Lonsdale Scouts/Explorers.

10.30am
Amabile Choir
Market Square

Pronounced a-mah-bill-ay, this choir is an all-girls' choir based in the Lake District.

11.30am
Red Rosettes
Lunesdale Hall

Ladies' barbershop chorus from Preston.

12pm
Fiona D Project
Market Square

Brass duo.

1pm
Amabile Choir
Market Square

Pronounced a-mah-bill-ay, this choir is an all-girls' choir based in the Lake District.

2pm

Parade

2.30pm
Carnival Band
Market Square
3.30pm
Red Rosettes
Market Square

Ladies' barbershop chorus from Preston.

4pm – 5pm
Brewer's Apron
Market Square

A Capella singers.

 

All timings and entertainments may be subject to change.

The chalets in the Market Square

1 Ark Glass
2 Archie’s Attic
3 Acorn Oak
4 Borders
5 Blue Moose
6 Crossing Point Café
7 Emslie
8 Evie’s Crepes and Waffles
9 Ewe Crafty Thing
10 Gourangaoo clothing
11 Kirkby Lonsdale Brewery
12 Kendal Cordials
13 Kirkcabi Coffee Roasters
14 Lakes Bath Tub
15 Lakeland Brownie Co.
16 Miles Moore Ceramics
17 Morgan Leather
18 No 6 Homewares
19 Snooty Fox Tavern
20 Stonegate Glass
21 William Firth Woodcraft
22 Zillam Creations

Festive Indoor Market in Lunesdale Hall

1 Angela Gardner

Felt lampshades, pictures and accessories.

2 Barking Mad

Wonderful turned wood gifts – including Chrismas trees, boxes, bowls and boards.

3 Body Shop

Lotions, fragrances, make up and more.

4 Christine Carradice

Silk painter – original paintings, prints and silk scarves – all featuring local scenes.

5 Crochet Bird

Crochet gifts and yarns.

6 Chocs Away

Sweets and treats.

7 Cushy Heaven

Cushions in a wonderful range of fabrics.

8 Ellis & Eliza

An eclectic mix of handmade gifts – including embroidered textiles and paper work.

9 Happy Days Out

Unique books and prints for children based on ‘Happy Days out in the Lake District’.

10 Jo’s Crafts

Cross stitch items, tree decorations and hand-made jewellery.

11 Kidz on Trend

Organic and ethical baby and children’s clothing. Wooden toys.

12 Made in Wray

Bespoke wooden gifts including G&T boards, coasters, keepsake boxes and more.

13 Oughtons

Hazel Christmas Trees and Wooden Log reindeer – all sourced from local materials.

14 Patchy Bags

Pretty and eye catching fabric shopping and handbags made in Kirkby Lonsdale .

15 Stratagems

Jewellery made from British stones and Australian Opal. Each item unique and personal. Set in gold, silver and a variety of base metals.

16 Night before Christmas

Personalised Christmas Eve boxes, Build a snowman kits and Christmas books for children.

17 Wish Home Decor

Homeware and gifts including bunting , hand decorated trays , signs and candle holders.

18 Cards for good causes

Cards for Good Causes – a full range of Christmas cards sold to benefit good causes at home and abroad.

 

 

Latest News

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    Tuesday, 05 December 2017

    Kirkby Lonsdale’s Christmas Market attracted the biggest footfall in the town since the hey day of the famous Victorian Fair a decade ago. In an event delivered almost entirely by volunteers the town attracted huge crowds from all over the North West and beyond.

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    Wednesday, 29 November 2017

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