Christmas and New Year


If you’re looking for somewhere special to spend the holidays, then the stunning scenery of the Lake District may well be the perfect choice. Frost covered hills, wind through the trees, maybe even a blanket of snow – while summer is great for exploring, we think that the beauty of winter may just give it the edge.

The oak beams and open fire of our hotel make it a cosy and snug place to spend time over the festive period. We’re open over Christmas and New Year, inviting couples, families and any other guests to come and get into the holiday spirit. There will also be a delicious Christmas menu available throughout the period, helping to make your stay extra special – or to warm your belly if you’re just popping by at the end of a hearty winter’s walk.

For larger groups, our self-catering cottages can provide the hub for your Christmas family get together, with all the facilities you need to ensure that the traditional dinner can be cooked up just the way your family likes it. For Christmas and New Year breaks, we do recommend that you book in plenty of advance since rooms and cottages tend to be snapped up quickly!

Hawkshead over Christmas

Every year, Hawkshead and the surrounding areas really come to life over the Christmas period, with fairs and events that are suitable for all ages. There are also plenty of Christmas markets to explore in nearby towns and villages, as well as pantomimes and Christmas light switch-on events… everything you need for a classic Christmas in the English countryside.

For New Year, you can enjoy the peace and quiet of celebrating with your loved ones, and believe us when we say that the New Year’s Day walks are second to none. Perhaps we’re biased, but Christmas and New Year in the lake district do seem to have that little bit of extra magic.

Why Celebrate Christmas at a Hotel?

When people are deciding where to spend Christmas, the option of heading to a hotel is often overlooked – which is a real shame, since we do everything we can to make sure that it’s as memorable, relaxing, and special as it can be. From letting someone else do the cooking to knowing that there’s no washing up to worry about, it’s probably the best way to pamper yourself (and your family) after a long year!

We also have excellent New Year’s Eve celebrations, to help our guests and visitors welcome in a brand-new year with excitement and vivre. These events are always well attended and enjoyed by everyone – so the great company and entertainment are yet another reason to head down to a hotel for one of the biggest nights of the year.

Other Holiday Periods

We’re also open during many other holiday periods, including Valentine’s Day and Easter, so any time you’d like to treat a loved one and celebrate in style, the Kings Arms will be happy to open our doors to you. There are many little extras available, such as chocolates waiting for you on arrival, so if the trip is a treat for someone special in your life, you can make sure they know just how much they mean to you.

Remember, special dates always book up the quickest so please do book early to avoid disappointment. For any further information just get in touch with us today: you can find our contact page here. We also have a range of special offers running throughout the year, with great deals on seasonal trips – so if you want a wintery break that’s not over the Christmas period then check those out and grab yourself a bargain!

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