The gods of Winter have blessed us with some temperate weather. Let’s see how you can celebrate.

1 A day out at The Beacon Museum. The new, interactive exhibition charts how an early weapons programme grew into the nuclear industry which supports Cumbria’s economy. And the views from top floor are fantastic. Make a day of it by having lunch at the Wellington Bistro.

2 The Rum Story is a museum which takes you from the Georgian streets of Whitehaven to an exotic Caribbean island. The world’s first exhibition detailing the story of rum.

3 Gaiety Cinema. For the ultimate in festive gaiety, why not take a trip down to the Gaiety Cinema? There are plenty of films to see: Home Alone is running this weekend.

4 A pub lunch is an essential treat this time of year. Whitehaven has much to offer in this area. The Yellow Earl on Lowther Street serves a well-reviewed Sunday Dinner, if you can be tempted.

5 Whitehaven is a beautiful town, full of delightful Georgian architecture and a harbour full of history. With the weather to remain clement, why not go for an idyllic stroll as a tourist?

6 Rosehill theatre is one of the most intimate venues in the country, the perfect pace to marvel at the Bolshoi Ballet dancers in The Nutcracker, on the big screen.

7 If you are willing to travel a short distance, Keswick market is worth it. Traders offer a wide selection of award-winning food and handcrafted gifts, and each stall has a unique offering.

8 If we get one of those clear Winter nights, then why not go stargazing? This region allows for wonderful views of the Milky Way. You may even catch a glimpse of the International Space Station.

9 The Lake District. Find Santa’s presents and take yourself on a tour of the Lakes as you go. One ticket allows up to 15 family and friends.

10 A night out in Carlisle. Well, ‘tis the season, after all. If you just want to let off some steam this weekend then pop up to Carlisle for the many pubs and clubs, and the wonderful restaurants and Christmas attractions.