Late Night Shopping & Special Opening Hours

Armstrong Ward, Wainwrights Yard

Late night shopping at Armstrong Ward in Wainwright’s Yard will take place on Thursday 20th December. The store will also be open every Sunday in the run up to Christmas.

AC Gallery, Elephant’s Yard

Another favourite independent shop set within the lovely Elephant’s Yard is AC Gallery – the main dealers of award winning artist Linda Mellin and a great place to find affordable art for all tastes. AC Gallery will be open Monday – Saturday 10am – 4pm and Sunday from 11am – 4pm  in the run up to Christmas with Christmas gift vouchers available.

Blackhall Yard

Late night Christmas opening will be held on Thursday 20th December until 8pm, with festive carol singers, mulled wine and plenty of special offers. Bumblebee Gallery in Blackhall Yard will have extending opening hours in December too including Sunday opening.


The new Kendal Herdy store will be holding a special late night shopping event on Thursday 22nd November with festive drinks and nibbles.


Farrers will be holding a late night shopping event on 29th November 2019, join the lovely folk at Farrers to purchase gifts and take a look around the 18th Century listed building where they have been selling freshly roasted coffee and fine selected teas since 1819

Christmas Open Studios & ARTSPACE at The Factory

11am – 4pm | 1st – 2nd December | Christmas Open Studios at The Factory

Kendal’s Factory plays host to a collective of artists, designers and makers. The Christmas Open Studios is a great opportunity to discover the delights of our local makers and a chance to purchase unique Christmas gifts for your loved ones.

11am – 4pm | 1st, 2nd, 7th, 8th and 9th December | ARTSPACE at The Factory

Pots, Patches & Prints

A winter exhibition full of amazing and affordable collectors’ items to purchase in time for Christmas



Kendal Christmas Craft Market

23rd November 2018 – 25th November 2018 | The Brewery

An annual showcase of everything outstanding about Cumbrian art and craft and the opportunity to buy high-quality Christmas gifts at affordable prices.

Kendal Christmas Farmers Market

Kendal’s weekly market is getting a Christmas overhaul for one magical day. Head to Market Place on Friday 21st December to join in the Festive fun.