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Carlisle Christmas Market

DatesNov 30 – Dec 4th. 2018

Carlisle Christmas Lights Switch On at Carlisle City Centre – Sun 20 Nov 2016

Making Carlisle Magical – Memories of Christmas Past’. Our beautiful City Centre will be laid out with a circle of traditional wooden market chalets around the enormous Christmas tree. A fine selection of Cumbrian crafts and gifts alongside food and festive drinks will give you the chance to find that special Christmas gift.

Santa, Snow and Sparkles, Carlisle city centre
Santa, Snow and Sparkles, Carlisle city centre . Our magical marquee, based in the city centre, will include woodland creatures and Santa’s little helpers. – Saturday 17 – Thursday 22 December 2018

Living Nativity
Celebrate the true meaning of Christmas within our beautiful Cathedral grounds. Let the children meet Mary and Joseph, see the manger and the baby Jesus, and get up close with the animals from Walby Farm Park.

Santa’s Chalet and Rudolph the Reindeer
Come and meet Santa in his festive city centre chalet and see Rudolph and friends close up! Children will love meeting Santa in his Carlisle home

Costumed Victorian & Spooky Tours of Carlisle
Experience the historical City of Carlisle with a costumed tour guide and learn about things that you could never have imagined to be true!

We will take you on a fascinating walk around the City Centre and reveal The secrets of the Lanes Ghost, the men & women of times gone by and the history behind our stunning architecture. A tour for both locals and visitors alike!

Christmas

Christmas is also a time when we tend to think more about food and drink as we like to treat our family and friends when they come to visit, but have you ever thought about what foods are traditional in other countries of the world? Why not take a look at the page below and see what other nationalities are cooking up this Christmas. Christmas is also a time for trying out traditional and new ways of cooking meals, cakes, snacks…….. the list goes on, here we have a selection of Christmas recipes from around the world for you to take a look at, and maybe try out … and if you have a special recipe that you would like to share with the world, then you can send it in to us for others to try out to World-wide Christmas Recipes. Who are the most important people at Christmas? yes, of course, its the CHILDREN and we have not left them out, there is a page packed full of Christmas activities to keep them busy ( and Mums everywhere heave a sigh of relief ! ) … take a look at this page and download the information Children’s Christmas page Read about the Christmas Customs and Traditions of the nations of the world and how they differ, or are maybe the same as, ours. … What is the feast of the “Epiphany” or that of “St Lucia“ which countries are these important too? See here the origins of the most beautiful of all the Christmas Carols “Silent Night“, where it came from, who wrote it and listen to the song itself ( look to see which very famous person is singing it!) Have a look at the main Christmas page and see who Father Christmas is, where did he come from, where is he now, and who is St Nicolaus? Send him a letter from the children, browse through some Christmas Market Tours or listen to a new Christmas song on the page there is so much to see and read, so why not do it !! For those of you who want to travel a little further than the local shops this year have a look at Father Christmas in Lapland or maybe (the ultimate treat for Mums – Dads take note ! ) Shopping in New York we have it all right here for you. As Christmas approaches we also think of snow and with that thought comes skiing, skating, sledging and all manner of “Fun in the Snow” things to do which will last for weeks after Christmas time has been and gone. Around Europe there are many places to visit where you can enjoy the winter activities, whether it is before, during or after Christmas. Below you will find a sample of activities and places to look at which you may find will interest or even surprise you. Please take time to have a look.

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Christmas Recipes

Food plays a very important part in the season of Goodwill and Festive Cheer. Here we have a selection of recipes from around the globe which we hope will help you to prepare for Christmas.

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Discover all you need to know about the history of Silent Night, the Lyrics and listen to Silent Night

Discovwer all about St Nicholas. Find out who he was, how he become a saint and why he is associated with Christmas. Discover St Nicholas here

Find Puzzles, word searches, letters to print of for Santa plus much more here, in the Kids Corner

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