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Holker Celebrates Christmas

Embrace the festive season this December and join Holker Hall for three wonderful weekends to celebrate the magic of Christmas.

Discover the traditional festivities of a Victorian stately home in Cark-in-Cartmel, Cumbria, with its beautifully decorated Hall and formal rooms adorned with baubles and decorations, huddle round warming fires with mulled wine and the sound of yuletide songs, take inspiration from festive workshops and demonstrations.


Step inside the atmospheric surroundings of Holker Hall and its 25 acres of wintry parkland this Christmas and make the most of this wonderful time of year - lively seasonal celebrations and a warm welcome await! 


One bauble or two…

See Holker Hall beautifully decorated for the festive season.  Explore this family owned, Victorian home lovingly decorated for Christmas.  Each of the beautiful decorations and baubles have been handpicked.  Hall open 11am – 4pm.  Entry adult £8.50.  Children up to 15yrs free. 


Home inspiration…

Take inspiration from the Hall and recreate your own piece of grandeur at home with a variety of baubles to buy in the Gift Shop, most of which you will have seen in the Hall.  (The Café, Food Hall and Gift Shop will be open from 10.30am to 4.00pm on these dates).


Get crafty…

Wreath Making Workshops with Ros Harrison        . £25. 

Friday 1st and Friday 8th December, 10.30am and 2.00pm (incs all materials)

Pre-booked lunch available in The Courtyard Café, £8. Special rate of £5 for entry to the Hall for pre-bookings.  Pre-booking essential.



Festive family fun…

Children’s Christmas Circus Worshops

Sunday 3rd, Saturday 16th and Sunday 17th December 2017

10.30am, 12.30pm and 2.15pm. £15 per child.  Adults £5 (incs unlimited entry to Hall)

Circus Workshop/Show in the School Room, followed by juice & biscuits.

Christmas story time by the fire in Holker Hall and a special visit from Santa with small gift.  Maximum of 2 adults per child.  Pre-booking essential.



Breakfast with Santa…

Christmas Buffet Breakfast

Saturday 9th and Sunday 10th December 2017 at 10am. £15 per child. £10 per adult (includes unlimited entry to Hall)

Enjoy a family buffet breakfast, followed by fun biscuit decorating and story time by the fire in Holker Hall, plus a visit from Santa with small gift. Pre-booking essential.



Meet Santa…

Santa’s Cabin in the Courtyard. 12.45pm – 2.45pm. £3.50

Visit Santa and receive a small gift.  


Tea and a visit from Santa, 3pm. £10

Feast on delicious wood fired pizza served in the The Ilex Brasserie at Holker, followed by a visit from Santa with a small gift.  Pre-booking essential.  


Explore the seasonal markets …

Holker Art Market

Saturday 9th December. FREE ENTRY.  An inspirational specialist art market dedicated to painters and printmakers, featuring some of the best artists from Cumbria and the North West.

Christmas Food Market 

Sunday 10th December. FREE ENTRY.

The perfect opportunity to pick up a gift or two or perhaps something for the table on Christmas day!  Enjoy delicious local and North West produce from artisan producers.



Festive food & shopping…

A magical evening in Holker’s Grand Hall

Thursday 7th 6.00pm – 7.30pm. £15 per adult.                                                                                            

An opportunity to enjoy the Hall at twilight, take in the festive decorations and roaring fire with background music by Palladium Jazz Trio.   Followed by a light hot supper in The Ilex Bar & Brasserie, 7pm - 9pm.  Pre-booking essential.


The Holker Gift Shop and Food Hall will be open between 6pm and 8.00pm with special offers on purchases made on the evening.

Yuletide sounds…

Concert in the Hall - Voce Chamber Choir

Thursday 14th December, 6.30pm – 8.15pm. £20.

An evening of music by the Christmas tree in Holker’s Grand Hall.  Includes Mulled Wine and Mince Pie.  Treat yourself to a VIP evening for £35 - includes a 2 course meal in The Ilex Brasserie (served from 4.30pm) and reserved concert seating near the front.  Pre-booking essential.


For more information on all of Holker’s winter and 2018 events visit the website at or telephone 015395 58328.

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