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Record numbers attend largest ever Holker Winter Market

Record numbers attended the 13th Holker Winter Market this weekend, as visitors flocked to start their Christmas shopping early.   8,000 people flooded through the gates across the two days, with around 4,000 attending on each day – in total, nearly 2,000 more than previous years.

“Wow – what a fantastic weekend it’s been! The cars just kept coming through the gates and the whole Courtyard was bustling with people.  We had lots of lovely comments about the great atmosphere and I know that many were buying Christmas presents early.  The live entertainment and music proved very popular and the food and coffee stalls had long queues”, comments Jillian Rouse, Head of Visitor Services.


After a particularly rainy 2015, the weather across the whole weekend was glorious with blue skies on the Saturday.  The event was the largest market yet with more than 80 stalls.  “We were taking bookings for trade stands right up to the week before the event. We would like to thank all those that attended including the exhibitors – I know that some sold out on Sunday afternoon, so it was a good weekend had by all!   The team and I are thrilled, and can’t wait to start planning next year’s market,” comments Jillian.


The Holker Winter Market is just one of the many dates for the diary as Holker continues to expand their calendar of events across the year.  The next will be the Holker Food Market on 11th December. 


An opportunity to browse a wide selection of stalls and sample a variety of fresh, local and regional food and drink including fine cheeses, artisanal breads and handmade cakes.  10.30am – 3pm.  Free entry.  Take the little ones to visit Santa in his Christmas cabin in the Courtyard (£3 per child.


Creating a festive atmosphere whilst you browse - the Holborn Hill Royal Brass Band Juniors will be playing during the morning.


Christmas Cello Concert

The Ulverston International Music Festival & Holker Hall present a special Christmas Cello Concert staged in the Hall on Sunday 11th December  at 1.30pm.  Listen to the festive sounds of Thomas Carroll on Cello and Anthony Hewitt on the piano.  Doors will open at 1.00pm.  Festive refreshments will be served in The Ilex after the concert.


Following the concert The Ilex will be offering a 2 course meal at £15.95 or 3 courses at £18.95, between 4.30pm and 6.00pm.  Must be pre-booked.


Tickets on sale from 7th November.  £25pp.  Students and under 18 - £ 12.50.  Available from Holker Hall Box Office – 015395 58328 (9-5pm Monday – Friday.)  Outside these hours via UIMF ticket hotline - 07719 186145.

2017 Main Season Opening Dates

Hall & Gardens, Cafe, Food Hall and Gift Shop

Saturday 25th March to Sunday 29th October

Wednesday to Sunday (& Bank Holiday Mondays) 10.30am-5pm  (Hall 11am-4pm)


2017 Winter Opening

The Cafe, Food Hall and Gift Shop will be open Fridays, Saturdays and Sundays from 3rd November to 17th December 10.30am - 4.00pm. 

The Ilex Bar & Brasserie

Open for lunches - including a very special Sunday lunch -
and Friday and Saturday evenings. Click for more information.
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Upcoming Events
Sunday 22nd October 2017

Holker Food Market

Thursday 26th to Sunday 29th October 2017

Halloween Fun!

Saturday 4th and Sunday 5th November 2017

Holker Winter Market

Friday 1st December to Sunday 3rd December 2017

Holker Celebrates Christmas

Friday 8th to Sunday 10th December 2017

Holker Celebrates Christmas

Saturday 9th December 2017

Christmas Art Market

Sunday 10th December 2017

Christmas Food Market