Reservations rocket for Christmas parties – as top festive tune is revealed

THE desire to go ‘out out’ for Christmas is driving an unprecedented surge in demand for festive parties, a leading hotel chain has revealed.

Lake District Hotels, which owns and operates six hotels across Cumbria, has seen bookings for Christmas party nights soar over the last month as colleagues and friends look to make up for last year’s dreary December.

Some guests are looking forward to celebrating so much, they aren’t just coming once, but twice!

Dani Hope, a director at Lake District Hotels, said the flurry of party bookings had set the tone for a busy Christmas period.

She added: “Christmas 2020 was certainly unlike anything most people have experienced before, as Covid-19 rules prohibited large gatherings of family and friends and the traditional festive work dos.

“This year we’re finding that people are making up for it by booking earlier and having super celebrations, with some choosing to have more than one Christmas party to celebrate with their different groups of friends.

“We’re so pleased to be able to offer a programme of festive party nights this year. Turkey, tipples and the very best of Christmas music will be the order of the night across our hotels and we can’t wait to make memories once more.”

In preparation of the party season, Lake District Hotels has held a poll across its social media channels to find the all-time favourite Christmas song. The results were:

  1. The Pogues – The Fairytale of New York
  2. Wham! – Last Christmas
  3. Mariah Carey – All I Want For Christmas Is You
  4. Shakin’ Stevens – Merry Christmas Everyone
  5. Classic Carol – O Holy Night

The most popular tunes will be taken into account as part of the hotel group’s festive preparations for 2021, which includes putting up spectacular Christmas decorations in its venues to help get the party started.

Party-goers are still able to book their festive night at four of Lake District Hotels’ venues: The Inn on the Lake on the shores of Ullswater, The Borrowdale Hotel in Borrowdale; and The Inn on the Square or The Skiddaw Hotel in Keswick.

Dani said each venue will add its own unique twist and Christmas sparkle for the special events.

She added: “At the heart of Keswick there is The Skiddaw Hotel which is renowned for its party nights. Or you can also treat yourself to a cosy night in our elegant restaurant at The Borrowdale Hotel where you can enjoy a delicious four-course festive feast before dancing the night away.

“And with its exceptional views, there’s the Inn on the Lake at Ullswater, where you can expect a sparkling party night full of fabulous food and dancing.”

Dates still available to book are from December 3 – 4, 9 – 11 and 17-18.

For more information and how to book your party night visit