Roll of Honour

The Ambleside Chrismas Lights event, which so many enjoy and which now brings large numbers of visitors to the town, could not happen without sponsorship.

We would like to thank for its generous grant:
  • Lakes Parish Council
We are indebted to Windermere Lake Cruises for sponsoring our Father Christmas cruise and the lights at Waterhead and to F.W.Tyson for selling the tickets.

We are grateful to Windermere and Ambleside Lions Club for organizing the fireworks display and to The Regent Hotel for space to store our lights.

It is with pleasure that we acknowledge the help of The Rotary Club of Ambleside with the stewarding of the lantern procession and for providing the Christmas trees in Market Place.

A valuable contribution is made by the Ambleside Kirkstone Rotary Club which organizes the street collection on switch-on day.

Thanks to our local police, Langdale/Ambleside Mountain Rescue Team and St John Ambulance for their assistance during the lantern procession. We are grateful for the use of the Ambleside Rugby Club premises for our lantern workshops.

We value the support of Ambleside Online in maintaining our website.

We are grateful to Legat Owen for use of the Market Cross area.
The Christmas Lights Committee would like to publicly thank the people/organisations whose generous contributions and time donated will help to make this year's Switch on the BEST EVER! Details will be added as donations are received.

In addition, we would like to thank the many people who made anonymous contributions via the envelopes delivered with the Parish Magazine recently.
Brathay Lodge Guest House
The Rothay Garth
Park House Guest House
Elder Grove
The Gables
Waterhead Hotel
Lattendales Guest house
Wateredge Inn

Sheilas Cottage
Ambleside Carpets
Ambleside Toy Shop
Edge of the World
Ghyllside Cycles
Granny Smith's
Hannah Robinson
J F Martin Hardware
Lakeland Leather
Old Courthouse Gallery
The Spar
F W Tyson
Gaynor Sports
Friars Chocolate
Silver Moon
Tesco Express

Ambleside Sports
Ambleside Opticians
Beetham & Dean
Ambleside Tree Services
The Hub of Ambleside
Hackney & Leigh
Legat Owen
Cutting Edge Hair Dressers
Lakes Parish Council
Saint & Co

Details of most of these businesses can be found on
Last and not least we thank all local residents who have responded generously to our appeal in the Parish Magazine and for their help and encouragement in many other ways.