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Please find below a list of events taking place in the Lincoln area before Christmas 2016. Why not combine any of the events and also spend the night at Whitewater Hotel and enjoy fine dining at the end of your day in The Riverside Restaurant. To make your reservation please call our reservations team directly on 01539 531133.
Experience a Great Party Atmosphere to celebrate Your Christmas party night 2016 at Whitewater Hotel
Our experienced function team and resident DJ will ensure your party at Whitewater Hotel is a night to remember. More info
Sat 24 September – Sun 29 January 2017
The exhibition is based on the unique archives of the Museum of Lakeland Life and Industry in Kendal and will describe the establishment and ethos of Annie Garnett’s Spinnery workshops in Bowness-on-Windermere. It will examine how she created employment for up to a hundred women, working at home in cottages and farmhouses, to hand-spin flax and silk yarns for weaving into wonderfully coloured textiles, some richly embroidered, for making into dresses and soft furnishings of all kinds. These won numerous star prizes at important regional and national exhibitions and were purchased not only by local Lakeland folk, but also by the rich and famous from far and wide, including royalty, with some customers being as far away as the United States of America. More info
Rustic Bench and Stool Making at The Footprint Building, Windermere
Wed 23 November
Working with Gareth Thomas, you will learn all the skills to make a fantastic bench for your home or garden. Wear warm clothes and bring a packed lunch. All materials and tools will be provided. More info
The Emperor and the Nightingale at Theatre by the Lake
Fri 25 November – Sat 14 January 2017
In ancient China, the young emperor Wu is kept a virtual prisoner in his palace by his scheming guardian, Li Si. For Wu, the world outside the Forbidden City is a dangerous place. But when he hears Xiao, a young peasant girl, talk of the most beautiful sound on earth – the song of the nightingale – it’s too much to resist. The two embark on an adventure that will take them across mountain tops and waterfalls, past chattering monkeys and fire-belching dragons to the far reaches of his kingdom. But Wu has an ulterior motive that could threaten the peace of the kingdom. The colour, movement and spectacle of Chinese theatre combine with the beauty of the nightingale’s song in a feast for the senses that will delight the whole family. More info
Handmade Christmas at Brockhole on Windermere
Sat 3 – Sun 4 December
Get Christmas all wrapped up this year. Make a stunning Christmas decoration for your tree and sit back and enjoy lakeland storytelling. Suitable for all the family.
Ja Windermere German Christmas Markets at Windermere Information
Sat 10 – Sun 11 December
Windermere is hosting a brand new German Christmas Market on 10th & 11th December, there will be a wide range of festive stalls selling fantastic seasonal gifts from knitwear to soaps. There will be delicious food & drinks offerings available all day. There will be live music & on street entertainment. We have asked Santa to come and visit this weekend and he has his very own grotto & reindeers! There is so much to see and do in the area why not make a weekend of it and book accommodation in the area. The festivities will continue into the evening in the bars & pubs in the area.
Santa Cruise at Windermere Lake Cruises, Bowness
from 10 December
Join Santa and his helpers on board this magical 90-minute cruise through a wintry Windermere wonderland. Aboard a heated modern launch, Santa is there throughout the cruise to join in with the fun and deliver a wrapped present to each child.
With Christmas games, music and loads of festive cheer, it’s a great cruise that the whole family can enjoy. There is also sherry and mince pies for the adults.
A Jazz Christmas Carol at Theatre by the Lake
Sun 18 December
The Alan Barnes Octet presents a family night out, a treat for the jazz connoisseur or a delight for anyone who loves music, literature or Christmas. This show has something for everyone (just like the Dickensian classic). Readings tell the story and after each scene eight virtuoso musicians bring the story to life. A gruff baritone sax plays Scrooge, his clerk Bob Cratchit is a cheery clarinet and Marley’s Ghost walks as a swinging trombone. Just as Scrooge’s ghosts take him on a tour of his life, so the movements of this suite have a benevolent presiding ghost, celebrating the spirit of jazz greats, past and present. More info