Keep checking back to our ever-growing What’s On calendar for a full list of events and concerts taking place in Kendal this Christmas. Here are a few of our highlights:
7TH ANNUAL CHARITIES CHRISTMAS TREE FESTIVAL
6th – 24th December | Kendal Parish Church
Support local charities and organisations and enjoy Festive celebrations at Kendal Parish Church. This annual Festival sees around 40 beautiful Christmas trees inside the church, each one representing a different charity who decorate them in their own unique style.
WESTMORLAND ORCHESTRA, CHRISTMAS CONCERT
Sunday 8th December | Kendal Leisure Centre
The Westmorland Orchestra will be joined by talented young musician Joo Yeon Sir for Glazunov’s violin concerto; the programme is varied and also includes arrangements of folk music as well as the Christmas classic Lieutenant Kije!
CAROL SINGING AT THE FLEECE
Friday 6th December | Ye Olde Fleece Inn
Carol Singing at the Fleece Inn. Informal social time of singing well known carols. Song sheets provided
MAYOR'S COFFEE MORNING
Saturday 21st December 2019 | 9.30am | Kendal Town Hall
The Mayor of Kendal is holding his annual Christmas Charity Coffee Morning on 22nd December from 9.30am – 12.30pm
FAMILY CHRISTMAS EVE AT BOOTLEGGERS
Monday 24th December 2018 | 2pm – 6pm | Bootleggers
Take the family down to Bootleggers on Christmas Eve from 2pm – 6pm for an afternoon of singing, mulled wine and a crackling log fire. Free entry and an opportunity to join in festive songs with Evie Plumb.
SHOWADDYWADDY - CHRISTMAS PARTY
Saturday 7th December | 7pm | Brewery Arts Centre
Get into the festive spirit with Showaddywaddy Christmas Party. The pop rock group from Leicester have been going 40 years strong now, bringing back the magic of the 50s and 60s as one of the greatest rock bands in history.
BALLOONATIVITY - CAROLS & THE CHRISTMAS STORY
Sunday 22nd December 2pm – 7pm | Ye Olde Fleece Inn
Gateway Church are hosting a family fun event with carols and the whole Christmas story told in balloons by Paul Curwen and music by John Wright!
CHRISTMAS TALES WITH GRANDAD - CHRISTMAS THEATRE SHOW
20th – 28th December | Brewery Arts Centre
‘Christmas Tales with Granddad’ – a show featuring a feast of festive stories, including a special pair of Christmas pants, the mystery of the snowflake necklace and the mischievous shenanigans of the Tomten – a feisty Gnome, who loves the chance to swap gossip with woodland creatures, and who might just be the reason Granddad can’t find his favourite tree decoration.
Suitable for 3yrs+ audiences and their families.
Saturday 7th December 7.15pm – 11.15pm | Kendal Town Hall
Cumbrian Christmas Ceilidh with Tumbling Tom Big Band and callers Les Ord & Fiona Rigg. Free glass of mulled wine and a mince pie,
THE LIVE NATIVITY
Saturday 14th December | 12.30pm – 13.30pm | The Live Nativity
The event will start with a look round bethlehem, complete with sticker activities and stall holders to take photos with! The performance, including live animals.
CHRISTMAS WITH JOHN DENVER
Saturday 14th December | St Marks Church
Chris Bannister returns to Natland to perform the music and songs of John Denver with a Christmas twist. Chris has said that St Marks Church is his favourite venue and he has performed around the world. Tickets on sale at Natland Post Office and Sight Advice, 116 Highgate, Kendal and at trybooking.co.uk/7754 Profits to Sight Advice South Lakes.
RIDDLE CASINO ROYALE
Sunday 22nd December | Castle Green
It's time to be both shaken and stirred as you join the super secret agents from MI4 on a mission to Montenegro to uncover a Spectre agent and steal the Maguffin Microchip from a Russian Spy.
Will you use your licence to thrill to solve this crime or when the chips are down will you be scuppered by the double talk and double agents?
Wednesday 11th December | Fell Kendal
Jon is a Singer-Songwriter whom many will recognise from his work performing with the immensely popular Paper Cranes. However, Jon's new venture, fusing the everyman's acoustic guitar with the rhythmic ideology of a drummer, is a unique take on folk that warms the soul, all empowered by a passionate delivery. Set to be a skillful, heartfelt and uplifting show!