The countdown to Christmas begins when Kendal’s Christmas Lights are switched on and the Christmas Elves have been working hard all year to plan a wonderful family day.
The 2018 Christmas Light Switch On will take place on Sunday 18th November. Celebrations will start at Abbot Hall Art Gallery from 14.00 where there will be fairground rides and a balloon stand for children to enjoy, along with an opportunity to say hello to Santa’s reindeer!
At 15.00 Santa will arrive at Abbot Hall, and from 16.10 he will start the procession up Highgate and to our beautiful Market Place where the lights will be switched on at approximately 16.45 alongside carol singers and a variety of food stalls. Many of our local bars and eateries will be celebrating with us so make an evening of it and grab a bite to eat alongside a drink or two in Kendal town centre. Slate Bar in Wainwright’s Yard will have extended opening hours until 10pm, and will be launching their Christmas cocktails.
If you are looking for the perfect weekend to visit Kendal, you can tie our wonderful Christmas Light Switch On in with the action-packed Kendal Mountain Festival, which will be taking place over the same weekend – between 15th – 18th November. Kendal’s fascinating Museum of Lakeland Life will also be open and don’t forget kids under 16 enter the museum for free.