Date for the diary – Kendal Christmas Lights Big Switch On

Start getting in the festive mood with a weekend break in Kendal, the gateway to the Lake District and watch the big switch on of the Christmas lights in the town.

Taking place on Sunday 27th November 2016, Kendal will be transformed into a winter wonderland for the whole family.

kendal christmas lights weekend

Starting at 1.30pm events will be happening at Abbot Hall and throughout the town centre including the famous reindeer parade and a certain Mr Santa. Christmas live entertainment will be ringing out during the afternoon, stay well fed with the festive food on offer and grab some local Cumbrian gifts from the special market stalls.

The lights are due to the switched on at 4.45pm by a local hero just as dusk arrives meaning Christmas has well and truly begun.

It’s a lovely time of the year to visit Kendal and the southern Lake District with some great bargain breaks to take advantage of too. The Riverside Hotel has an extremely warming offer to take advantage of. Located just a 2 minute walk from Kendal’s centre, the 2 night winter break starts from just £84 per person and includes 2 nights accommodation, a 3 course meal on your first evening, a full Cumbrian breakfast each morning and a £10 credit to be used in either our Restaurant or Bar on your second evening as well as use of the leisure facilities. For more information visit