santa's grotto

Santa’s Grotto

Santa's Grotto is coming to Kirkby Lonsdale! North Pole crafts, Christmas presents from Father Christmas and real reindeer... Christmas Presents Santa will be busy in his Grotto in St Mary's Churchyard, next to The Sun Inn, making sure all the nice children this year get presents! It will be £5 to meet Santa and receive a present from the North Pole. Real Reindeer Santa's reindeer will be paying...
Christmas Fair Programme and Map 2021

Christmas Fair Programme and Map 2021

The Christmas Fair if taking place Friday 3rd - Sunday 5th December 2021. See the programme and map below for information and directions.Christmas Fair ProgrammeFind out what there is to do this Christmas Fair weekend on the programme below. More details are available about the Christmas Fair here. Stewards will also be available over the weekend to help you with information and directions. Find...
Christmas Fair Square

Kirkby Lonsdale Christmas Fair 2021

Lighting up the community differently this year…We are delighted to be putting on the Kirkby Lonsdale Christmas Fair this year on Friday 3rd – Sunday 5th December. We have taken the decision to make it a community focused event with a slightly different programme than usual: you can look forward to a smaller, spacious Chalet Village, Indoor Market and Late Night Shopping; a community focused...
st marys church christmas tree

Bric A Brac in St Mary’s Church

When?Friday 3rd December 10am - 5pmSaturday 4th December 10am - 5pmSunday 5th December 12.30pm - 4.30 pm The Friends of St. Mary’s hold a bric a brac stall in church, over the weekend of the  Christmas Fair, and including Friday 3rd December.  Alongside this we serve tea, coffee and excellent homemade cakes.  Our stall has many good, high quality items:...
Christmas Light Switch-On

Christmas Light Switch-On in Market Square

When? Friday 3rd December, from 4pm Where? Market Square How much? Free Peter Pan and Hook will lead the Christmas light switch-on from 4pm on Friday 3rd December, where locals will gather in the Market Square and be amazed as the magic of Christmas fills the streets! Tinkerbell and Santa’s little helpers will hand out sweets to the best dressed fairies and lost boys while willow lanterns...
chalet village Christmas Fair

Chalet Village at the Christmas Fair

When? Friday 3rd - Sunday 5th December Where? Market Square  How much? Free Discover the Chalet Village in Market Square this year where you can shop the chalets and browse the festive goodies on Friday 4pm - 8pm, Saturday 10am – 7pm, and Sunday 10am – 5pm. There will also be hot food & drink stalls serving Christmas specialities. There will be a reduced number of...
indoor market kirkby lonsdale

Indoor Market at the Christmas Fair

When? Saturday 4th – Sunday 5th DecemberWhere? Lunesdale Hall, New RoadHow much? FreeDiscover the Indoor Market at the Christmas Fair this year in Lunesdale Hall on New Road. This indoor Christmas market will take place on Saturday 4th and Sunday 5th December 10am – 5pm, the perfect place to warm up while browsing festive country crafts and produce. There will be a stalls in the hall to...
late night shopping

Late Night Shopping at the Christmas Fair

When? Friday 3rd and Saturday 4th December, until 7pm Where? The high street How much? Free Our wonderful independent high-street shops will be staying open late over the Christmas Fair weekend so that locals can get all their Christmas shopping done in time. Shops will be open until 7pm on Friday 3rd and Saturday 4th December so you can mooch from shop to shop in between the Chalet...
Christmas fair helpers needed

Helpers Needed at Kirkby Lonsdale Christmas Fair 2021

We need helpers for the Christmas Fair from Friday 3rd - Sunday 5th December! There are lots of different roles available from decorating chalets to being one of Santa's elves  This is a great opportunity to meet local people, get involved with the Kirkby Lonsdale community and help make Christmas happen. If you are interested, please contact Phoebe at: lovethelunepr@gmail.com...
lantern walk December 2021

Festive Lantern Walks December 2021

When? This December and the Christmas Fair Weekend at 5pm. Where? The Monument in the Market SquareHow much? £6/person, kids go FREEJoin us for a lantern-lit journey through town as the tales of Kirkby Lonsdale are brought to life! Our local guides are leading lantern walks during the Christmas Fair weekend so you can learn about our rich cultural history before joining the festive...
peters promise christmas play

Watch Peter’s Promise – An Outdoor Winter Theatre Christmas Performance

Peter's Promise - Outdoor Winter Theatre Tickets are now sold out. Find out more about the performances and how the refundable tickets work here. When? Saturday 4th and Sunday 5th December, 4pm and 7pm Where? St Mary’s Churchyard, meet at the main gates. How much? Free with a £5 refundable deposit - make sure to book in advance. An “awfully big adventure” is coming to Kirkby Lonsdale...

Lantern-making Workshops for the Christmas Light Switch-On

When? Saturday 13th November 3pm - 5pm and 7pm - 9pm Where? Lunesdale Hall How much? Free (contact Janet Nuttall to reserve your place: janetmistle@yahoo.co.uk) We are asking members of the community, individuals and groups, to join us in making eco-friendly lanterns out of willow and bamboo so that we can fill the streets of Kirkby Lonsdale with magical light as we process...
Kirkby Lonsdale fell walks

16 walking guides to discover beautiful hikes around Kirkby Lonsdale

During Lockdown 3 we worked with locals to achieve the following three goals: Support the Kirkby Lonsdale community during lockdown by recommending local walks to help keep busy and healthy. Place an emphasis on mindfulness when offering advice and activities to the community. Continue spotlighting local businesses and recognising outstanding contributions to the community These promises are just...

Mooch Around Kirkby Lonsdale’s Independent High Street Online with Grace Metcalfe’s Beautiful Illustrations

Mooch around Kirkby Lonsdale from the comfort of your own home with Grace Metcalfe's beautiful illustrations. Admire the beautiful buildings and quirky independent shops Kirkby Lonsdale has to offer and soak up the character of each independent business as you shop online. Even better yet, if your local or when government regulations allowed, mooch around Kirkby Lonsdale in real life and match up...

The Vault Story Trail: Unlock Kirkby Lonsdale’s Hidden Stories

Our seven stories of the vault are now out and about on benches around town. Start at the bench in Jubilee Field at Devils Bridge. Follow the pedestrian pathway into town and you will find another, this time a sad story  outside The Royal Hotel. If you would like to find more walk across the road to the bench outside Information and Gift Shop. You have now found three of our seven stories....

Guided Vault Walks: Discover Our Rich Cultural History

We know our own town better than anyone so let us show you around on one of our Guided Vault Walks! Book onto a Guided Vault Walk to delve into the mysteries of Kirkby Lonsdale and venture through the cobbled streets and secret ginnels with one of our local, trained guides. The Guided Vault walks take place on the first and third Friday and Saturday of each month at 11.30 am. Walks last...
Devils Bridge, Kirkby Lonsdale

Kirkby Lonsdale Family Trail

Do you struggle to get your family out walking?  Local resident Rachel Wilkinson designed this downloadable Family Trail to keep her seven year old twin girls occupied on their lockdown walks. The trail and fun quiz of Kirkby Lonsdale takes less than an hour and is an easy walk. The answers are on the second page so be aware when printing it off that there might be spoilers! Let us...