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14th Holker Winter Market a success!

“Another busy event here in the Holker Courtyard, we’ve had a fantastic weekend – plenty of mulled wine which proved very popular, as did the BBQ.Many of the exhibitors noticed that visitors were starting their Christmas shopping early. After all the weeks of preparations it’s wonderful to see the Courtyard come to life, the atmosphere at this event is always lovely – the Winter Market is fast becoming one of our most popular events, 94 exhibitors this year which is a record” comments Jillian Rouse, Head of Visitor Services.

Holker now looks ahead to Christmas – embrace the festive season this December and join Holker Hall for three wonderful weekends to celebrate the magic of Christmas. Open: 1st – 3rd,8th – 10th and15th -17th December 2017.

Discover the traditional festivities of the Victorian stately home in Cark-in-Cartmel, 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 and take inspiration from festive workshops and demonstrations.


There will be a whole range of events across the three weekends including:

Hall at Twilight

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.

Children’s Christmas Circus Workshops

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.


Wreath Making Workshops with Ros Harrison. £25.

Friday 1st and Friday 8thDecember, 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.

To see details of the full list of Christmas activities visit or telephone 015395 58328.