Street Entertainment and Charity Market

From noon at the Market Cross and Market Place in the town centre shoppers will be entertained by street performers, including local comedy/folk group Panikatak.

Panikatak emerged from Ambleside and Windermere approximately 18 years ago, as a great deal of local people will no doubt remember. A local comedy folk band, with their own unique style of performing at concerts and local events - is one way of describing the band! They have worked alongside organisations such as Rotary, Soroptomists, Hospice, Air Ambulance, Mountain Rescue, RNLI, Guides and Scouting association as well as many others who have toiled to raise money for various charities.
Over the years they have been together, Panikatak have helped to raise in the region of £50,000 - mainly for charities in and around the Lake District area.
They are 'masters' and 'mistresses' of the village and church hall scene, and feel 'at home' in places like these. However, for the last 12 years or so, in November they have donned their thermals to stand in the Market Cross to play to the crowds of visitors at the Ambleside Lights event. In amongst the mince pies, mulled wine and people dressed as Christmas trees can be heard their quirky, alternative Christmas songs to lead you into the spirit of the season.

Charity stalls will tempt you with an array of original Christmas gifts. Mulled wine and mince pies will get you into the festive mood!

All music on the day is licenced by the Performing Rights Society