december, 2021

01dec5:00 pm7:00 pmA Lake District ChristmasTales and Traditions of Cumbrian Yuletides past

Event Details

Alan Cleaver, author of the newly-published book ‘A Lake District Christmas’, will ease us gently into the festive season with tales of those days when snow fell heavily on the fells, there was skating on Windermere, minstrels sang carols under your bedroom window… and a Christmas ghost was never far away!

Drawing on archived diaries, newspaper reports, books and memories from locals, Alan will talk about how Christmas was celebrated in the historic counties of Cumberland and Westmorland.

Join us at The Armitt Museum, Ambleside for an evening of festive cheer, nostalgia and mulled wine. There will even be a chance to do some Christmas shopping.

Access requirements

The stair-lift is currently out of action but we are working on getting this going again as soon as possible. We apologise for any inconvenience this may cause. Please contact us in advance to discuss your access requirements on 015394 31212 or email We will endeavour to help support your visit in any way possible.



(Wednesday) 5:00 pm - 7:00 pm



Rydal Road • Ambleside • Cumbria • LA22 9BL


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Health Guidelines for this Event

Physical Distance Maintained
Event Area Sanitized
Other Health Guidelines Masks are optional, but preferred.

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