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Dickensian Christmas Festival Ulverston 24th & 25th November 2012

Date: 19th November 2012
Filed under: Events, Things To Do
Tagged: christmas, free events, ulverston dickensian christmas festival 2012

Coloured illustration of a horse-drawn coach with Christmas presents and decorations from the Dickensian period.

The Dickensian style two day Christmas festival attracts thousands of people each year to the small market town of Ulverston, on the Furness peninsula in the South of Cumbria. The festival is now in its 14th year, and this year takes place on the weekend of Saturday 24th and Sunday 25th November.

It is now one of the most popular Dickensian style festivals in the country and gives locals and visitors the chance to experience the atmosphere of how life might have been in a traditional market town in the 1850s. The festival is organised by a committee of local volunteers and is run on a non-profit basis, relying on fund raising, sponsorships, grants and donations from local businesses. There is a great community spirit with the local shop keepers really getting into the spirit of the festival by dressing up in traditional period clothing. You get a real feeling of stepping back in time as you walk through Ulverston’s cobbled streets and ginnels, with its unique speciality shops and traditional old worldy pubs.

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Ambleside Christmas Lights - Saturday 17th November 2012

Date: 13th November 2012
Filed under: Events, Things To Do
Tagged: ambleside chirstimas lights

Every year on the third Saturday in November at dusk the residents of Ambleside parade through the closed streets carrying with them paper lanterns. The Christmas lights are then switched on by Santa Claus himself, and there is a large fireworks display at Rothay Park. The whole day has a very magical feel to it and really gets you in the Christmas spirit.

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