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Zipping Santas launch Keswick’s Live Advent Calendar

12 November 2014

An exciting new event will light up Keswick this December when the town becomes a live advent calendar.

The colourful extravaganza will be launched on Monday 1 December with a dozen Santas, the Mayor of Keswick and the Town Centre Manager whizzing down a zip-wire in the middle of the Market Square. Then the first of 24 festive windows will be lit – they will form a window trail around the town which will remain on show until Monday 5 January.

Every day until Christmas Eve there will be a new event or performance in the town centre, followed by the lighting of a different festive window. The events are being put on by local businesses and organisations and there’s something for everyone, young and old. Some events feature music and song and traditional carols, others are special readings of Christmas or winter stories. There are some very tasty cooking events and even a ‘secret’ Christmas cinema.

A full event calendar and illuminated window trail can be downloaded at Information will be updated daily from the 1 December on   and via twitter #KeswickAdvent).

The Live Advent Calendar is a joint project between Keswick Tourism Association and Allerdale Borough Council.

Linda Furniss, Tourism Officer for Keswick Tourism Association said ‘Keswick is perfect for Christmas shopping and finding that special gift; not only can we boast a fabulous variety of outdoor shops, but we have lots of lovely independent gift shops and tasty cafes. The Keswick Live Advent Calendar will, we hope, attract both visitors and residents into the town centre to do their Christmas shopping, with the added incentive of a festive event and the lighting of an illuminated window to look forward to. Local businesses and organisations have put so much work into this event and I’d like to thank them for this and for their enthusiasm as we all work together to create a magical event.’

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