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Christmas markets in Derbyshire and the Peak District

PUBLISHED: 09:00 04 November 2019 | UPDATED: 10:18 04 November 2019

Matlock’s Victorian Christmas Market Photo: www.jonathanchristianphotography.co.uk

Matlock's Victorian Christmas Market Photo: www.jonathanchristianphotography.co.uk

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With Christmas just around the corner, what better way to soak up the magic than at a local Christmas market?

9th - 10th November

Fabulous Places Christmas Market

Over 100 hand-selected stallholders will be selling their wares - ranging from home-made food, jewellery and gifts to accessories for the home and garden - in the spectacular surroundings of the Grade II listed Derby Roundhouse. 

The Roundhouse, Pride Park, Derby DE24 8JE derbyshirechristmasmarket.co.uk


13th - 17th November

Mercatum Christmas Artisan Market

Local artisans will be selling a range of quality items for the home and garden, seasonal food and drink, and arts and crafts in the atmospheric surroundings of Haddon Hall - a magical and romantic location for a winter market.  

Haddon Hall, Bakewell DE45 1LA www.haddonhall.co.uk


15th November - 3rd December

Chatsworth Christmas Market

Browse over 100 high quality stalls selling fine gifts and decorations, homeware, seasonal produce, jewellery, clothing and inspired stocking fillers. Then take a break from shopping and enjoy a glass of mulled wine or German beer at one of the outdoor bars, whilst listening to live music and sampling hot food including gourmet burgers and sausages, pork rolls, pancakes and churros.

Chatsworth House, Bakewell DE45 1PP www.chatsworth.org


17th November

Chesterfield Christmas Market

Chesterfield will be bathed in a magical glow at its annual Christmas lights switch-on event and market. There will be festive entertainment, stalls, games and rides in the Market Place and New Square, whilst from 3.30pm onwards a glittering stage show with Peak FM will provide plenty of action for the whole family. 

Market Place and New Square, Chesterfield S40 1AH www.chesterfield.gov.uk


23rd - 24th November

Bakewell Christmas Market

This 'quintessentially English Christmas market' includes traders from the town's popular Monday market plus over 80 seasonal stalls selling a selection of speciality festive foods and wines from the Peak District, unique arts and crafts, and innovative gifts. Entertainment on Saturday includes live music, festive singing from local schools and choirs, and the Christmas lights switch-on event in Bath Gardens at 4.45pm - whilst a highlight on Sunday will be a visit from Santa's reindeer.

Market Street, Bakewell DE45 1DS


6th December  - 8th December 

Matlock Victorian Christmas Market

Having attracted an estimated 20,000 visitors last year, the town's Victorian-themed Christmas market combines over 170 stalls with colourful street entertainment including a marching band and a fun fair. The Christmas lights switch-on event takes place on Saturday, whilst proceedings are brought to a dramatic close with a fireworks display on Sunday. 

Hall Leys Park, Matlock DE4 3AR www.matlock.gov.uk


6th December

Denby Pottery Christmas Market

Over 30 stallholders selling: Seasonal gifts, handmade jewellery, textiles & artwork, decorative home accessories, chocolates, a selection of delicious food & drink and much more.

Denby Pottery Village, Derby Road Denby DE5 8NX https://www.denbypottery.com/denby-pottery-village-events


7th December

Swadlincote Christmas Market

Swadlincote's regular outdoor markets are renowned in the south of the county and this event, held in the town centre, combines the best of the traditional and farmers' markets with stalls selling gifts, decorations, food and drink, plus children's actvities and musical entertainment.

The Delph, Market Square, Swadlincote DE11 0AG www.facebook.com/SwadlincoteMarkets/


7th-8th December


The Pavilion Gardens' Buxton Sparkles Lantern Parade also takes place on 8th December - the Christmas Fair promises to continue the festivities. Stroll down the promenade with a Christmas tipple or a warm mince pie, before viewing a range of locally-made gifts in the Gardens Marquee.

Pavilion Gardens, St John's Rd, Buxton SK17 6BE https://www.parkwoodoutdoors.co.uk


8th December

Belper Christmas Food Festival

The Christmas Food Festival will take place on King Street, Campbell Street and Strutt Street with a mix of food and craft stalls.

King Street, Belper DE56 1QA https://www.belpertowncouncil.gov.uk/news/2019/10/christmas-food-festival-sunday-8-december-2019-10am-3pm


8th December

Peak Shopping Village Makers Christmas Market

Get a head start on your Christmas shopping at this festive market which includes stalls selling handcrafted gifts and delicious food and drink, plus live entertainment for all ages. Makers mini-markets which showcase everything from handmade food to jewellery, all made in Derbyshire and the surrounding areas.

Peak Shopping Village, Chatsworth Road, Rowsley DE4 2JE peakshoppingvillage.com 


14th-15th December

Christmas Gift Market

The Riding School hosts the Christmas Gift Market, showcasing a range of traditional, vintage, contemporary and handmade gifts.

Calke Abbey, Ticknall Derbyshire DE73 7LE https://www.nationaltrust.org.uk/calke-abbey


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