The Kirkby Lonsdale Christmas Fair 2023 is going to be better than ever, with our new theme: Kirkby Lonsdale: A Christmas Story.

Get ready for Christmas and community spirit to collide as Kirkby Lonsdale unites for the ultimate Christmas Fair! Taking place between Thursday 30 November and Sunday 3rd December.

As usual, there will be a Chalet Village in the Market Square with great food and drink and gift stalls, as well as the indoor market in Lunesdale Hall. There will also be lots of entertainment and things to see and do all weekend around Kirkby Lonsdale. More details to be confirmed very soon!

Check out the full programme below!

The Christmas Charter Market is kicking off the Kirkby Lonsdale Christmas fair Thursday 30th November 9:00am – 3:00pm! Think Santa’s elves, live music and lots of Christmas shopping.

🎄✨Live Music Quiz Night — Tickets Available!

Start the Christmas weekend in festive style at the live music and quiz night at the Masonic Hall, Thursday 30th November from 7:30pm

Book in advance to make sure you get a good spot. Contact the Information and Gift Shop to book: phone 015242 97177 or email

🎄✨Looking for Christmas carols this December? sing your way into Christmas this year with Sedbergh Junior School Choir!

St Mary’s Church

Friday 1st December

Late Morning

🎄✨Lantern Walks

Take a festive historical tour of the beautiful town of Kirkby Lonsdale. The walk begins in the Monument and ends with mulled wine and mince pies in the Red Dragon. Book your place at the Tourist Information and Gift Shop.

Friday 1st and Saturday 2nd December

Meet at the Monument in the Square


🎄✨Join The Snow Queen for an exciting Christmas Lights Switch on Friday 1st December, starting with a performance from the Curious Danc Company in St. Mary’s churchyard at 5:30 p.m. and processing down Main Streets to Market Square for the Big Switch On.

The procession will finish in Market Square, where the Snow Queen turns on the big Christmas tree in the Square.

🎄✨The Indoor Market is back and better than ever for the Kirkby Lonsdale Christmas Fair!

Lunesdale Hall

Saturday 2nd December 10:00-17:00

Sunday 3rd December 10:00-16:00

🎄✨Come along to St. Mary’s Church for Unwrapping Advent — our festive kids crafts!

St. Mary’s Church

Saturday 2nd December


🎄✨Come along to our Santa Parade!

A staple of the Kirkby Lonsdale Christmas Fair for the last 40 years, the Santa Parade is finally back! Line the High Street on Saturday 2nd December at 2pm to see local businesses and community groups taking part in this special festive celebration.

The procession will be led by Santa and Scrooge, with drums by Batala! Santa will then go straight to his grotto at Saint Mary’s Churchyard.

Parade route:

Dodgson Croft →  down New Road→ along Main Street ( against traffic) → Market Street →  Queens Square →  Fairbank →  ends at the Fairbank Society.

🎄✨Santa will be arriving in Kirkby Lonsdale during the Santa Parade, and will then make his way over to St. Mary’s Churchyard to open up his Grotto! The grotto will be open Saturday 2nd December 2.30pm-4.30pm and then Sunday 3rd December 11.00-4.00pm.

A huge thank you to the Cards Gallery and The Vegetable Patch for helping Santa’s elves make the presents in time for Christmas.

🎄✨Sign up for the Santa Dash — a 1 Mile Festive Family Fun Run or 5K Social Run to raise money to Save Ruskin’s View @ruskinsviewkirkbylonsdale

£10 includes Santa Hat, Mince Pie and Coffee in The Royal Barn. Under 12s Free
For mums, dads, kids, grans, gramps, prams and pets!

A festive family fun run / jog / walk / stroll.

Sunday 3rd December
Jubilee Field, Devil’s Bridge

🎄✨Looking for Christmas carols this December? sing your way into Christmas this year with Kirkby Lonsdale Singers and Sing Joyfully

Sunday 3rd December

St. Mary’s Church


🎄✨Volunteer at the Kirkby Lonsdale Christmas Fair!

We have loads of volunteer opportunities available, including stewarding, marshalling, Santa’s grotto elves, sites deco, kids crafts and activities and more!

Contact Matt at if you would like to get involved or pop into the Information and Gift Shop


A classic part of the Kirkby Lonsdale Christmas Fair! Come to St. Mary’s Church and step into the eclectic world of the Bric-a-Brac Market. A sustainable and affordable treasure trove of bits and bobs that make for ideal Christmas presents.

Friday 1st December

Saturday 2nd December

Sunday 3rd December

🎄✨The Chalet Village Market is back and better than ever for the Kirkby Lonsdale Christmas Fair! The perfect place to eat out or do your Christmas shopping.

Market Square

Friday 1st December 16:00-20:30

Saturday 2nd December 10:00-19:00

Sunday 3rd December 10:00-16:00

🎄✨ The RAGTAG ROADSHOW is coming to Kirkby Lonsdale. Come along for an evening of fun kids crafts workshops in the Square Friday 4pm-6pm just before the Big Light Switch On.

🎄✨ We are back with Christmas Late Night Shopping along our amazing independent high street! the perfect way to do your Christmas shopping while supporting our wonderful local community.

Friday 1st December


🎄✨Kirkby Lonsdale Methodist Church will be hosting the Christmas Cafe on Saturday 2nd December, 10:00am – 4:30pm., and Sunday 3rd December, 1:00pm – 4:30pm.

Enjoy homemade soup, sandwiches and cake — tea, coffee and soft drinks. You can also shop unique Ugandan crafts and gifts all in aid of CRMI Children of Hope: www.childrenof

🎄✨FREE alpaca petting in Saint Mary’s churchyards with @wreayalpacas on Saturday 2nd and Sunday 3rd December, 11:00am-2pm! 

🎄✨Join the Little Children’s Theatre Company ( for Festive Fun! Come one, come all, and join in on the holiday cheer for children of all ages!

In between visits with Santa and getting to know the Alpacas, stop by to say hi to our welcoming team and join in with a variety of Christmas-themed games.

St. Mary’s Churchyard

Saturday 2nd and Sunday 3rd December 14:30-15:30

🎄✨Come along to hear the Nativity Story — told through balloons! Small Paul will be hanging around for a couple of hours after the show making balloon animals as well.

The Methodist Church

Saturday 2nd December


🎄✨Join us for Elf Crafts and Games!

Sunday 3rd December

St. Mary’s Churchyard


🎄✨An interactive theatre and challenges trail for kids!

A whole host of Christmas characters have escaped from their books and need your help to get home! Take a guided tour around Kirkby Lonsdale, solving puzzles and working together to win these characters a polar express ticket back into their books.

Sunday 3rd December

Meet at St. Mary’s Churchyard