The rural county of Cumbria is a fantastic place to live at any time of year, but at Christmas the Lake District towns of Carlisle, Kendal, Barrow, Workington and Whitehaven look even more magical.
They offer fantastic shopping experiences, with famous high street retailers and independent gift shops and markets set against a stunning backdrop of lakes and (hopefully) snow capped hills and mountains.
However, if shopping doesn’t float your boat there are plenty of other festive activities to enjoy if you’re spending Christmas in a [p2p type=”slug” value=”orton-grange-park-homes-in-cumbria”]park home in Cumbria[/p2p] this year.
Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs at the Sands Centre
13th to 31st December
There’s nothing like a good pantomime at Christmas and in the most magical pantomime ever told, poor Snow White is doomed to live unhappily ever after with her horrid stepmother, the Wicked Queen.
The Sands Centre in Carlisle has teamed up with Enchanted Entertainment to create Cumbria’s biggest Christmas show, bursting with great songs, fantastic dance routines and plenty of laughter.
Heigh-ho, heigh-ho, it’s off to panto we go!
Medieval Christmas trail at Carlisle castle
Sat 14th, Sun 15th, Sat 21st, Sun 22nd, Sat 28th, Sun 29th December 10am – 4pm
Climb the keep and venture through the dungeons and around the walls of this famous Cumbrian castle as you join the hunt for Christmas clues.
You can also unlock the stories, sieges and secrets of Carlisle’s besieged past at the on-site exhibition and shop for unique Christmas presents in the castle’s gift shop.
Carlisle Christmas Spectacular at Borderway Exhibition Centre
Fri 20th Dec – 7:00pm, Sat 21st / Sun 22nd Dec – 2:30pm and 7:00pm, Mon 23rd Dec – 3:00pm and 7:00pm
Celebrate Christmas in Cumbria with a new and exciting seasonal show that’s suitable for all the family.
With a cast of 100 vocalists, dancers and the best local talent, The Carlisle Christmas Spectacular offers two hours of non-stop Christmas music, dance and comedy in Carlisle’s newest performing venue – the H & H Exhibition Centre.
Will Mrs Claus change the way adults feel about Christmas? Can she bring goodwill and love to everyone?
Barton Park Homes’ Orton Grange Park offers desirable park homes set in a quiet, wooded location amongst the beautiful Cumbrian countryside just four miles south of Carlisle.
For more information about park homes at [p2p type=”slug” value=”orton-grange-park-homes-in-cumbria”]Orton Grange Park[/p2p], Cumbria, contact Barton Park Homes today on 01253 811 306.