Buxton Christmas Events 2018

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Christmas is isn’t too far away now and Buxton is celebrating, bigger and better than ever before with a wide range of events for all the family to enjoy and get into the festive mood…

Here’s our round up of some of the best events happening in Buxton this Christmas, from theatre, music and drama at Buxton Opera House, family fun, children’s activities and Santa at Pavilion Gardens, Christmas Films at Buxton Cinema and hearing spooky stories and Buxton’s history with Discover Buxton, there’s something for everyone.

See below for a downloadable flyer featuring some of the key highlights taking place.

The flyer is also available to collect at the Tourist Information Centre in the Pavilion Gardens and Buxton Railway Station, as well as several other venues in and around Buxton.

For a round up of Christmas church events and church services taking place in Buxton, click here.

Buxton Christmas Events

Indoor Dickensian Market

Buxton Christmas Events

When: 17th November 2018, 10.15am – 4.15pm

Where: Pavilion Gardens, St. John’s Road, Buxton, SK17 6BE

Buxton’s annual Dickensian Market this year is making a welcome return to the newly refurbished Pavilion Gardens’ Octagon. There will be 50+ stalls selling their goods to raise money for local charities at the 27th indoor market organised by the High Peak Mayoral Charity Committee. The High Peak Mayor Cllr Linda Grooby will be selecting the best decorated stall on the day. Entertainment will be provided by various local artists throughout the day.

Entry / Cost: Admission £1.50 adults, Children under 12 go Free

More information: paviliongardens.co.uk

Discover Buxton: It was a dark and stormy night…

Buxton Christmas Events

When: 18th November & 2nd, 16th, 23rd December 2018, 3.30pm

Where: Upstairs at No. 6 The Square, The Square, Buxton, SK17 6AZ

What better way to spend a winter Sunday afternoon than to listen to some ghostly stories in the elegant Georgian surroundings of No.6 The Square. Comfort yourself with tea and crumpets in the splendour of the private dining room as you feel the shivers down your spine. Spaces are limited so booking ahead is essential.

More information & bookings: [email protected]discoverbuxton.co.uk  01298 79648.

Entry & Cost: £15 per person

Discover Buxton: A Victorian Conversation

Buxton Christmas Events

When: 25th November & 9th December 2018, 3.30pm

Where: Upstairs at No. 6 The Square, The Square, Buxton, SK17 6AZ

What would it be like to eavesdrop on a meeting between Robert Rippon Duke, who transformed Buxton from a village into a Victorian spa town, and Edward Milner, the landscape architect responsible for its Pavilion Gardens? Snuggle up with tea and crumpets and listen in on A Victorian Conversation in the refined surroundings of the private dining room of No.6 The Square. Booking ahead is essential.

More information & bookings: [email protected]discoverbuxton.co.uk  01298 79648.

Entry & Cost: £15 per person

Family Christmas Concert – Christmas with Kinder Choir

Buxton Christmas Events

When: 16th December 2018, 3pm

Where: The Octagon, Pavilion Gardens, St. John’s Road, Buxton, SK17 6BE

A family Christmas Concert in the Octagon, Buxton, with the combined Kinder Choirs. Also featuring special guests, Father Christmas and many more. Featuring favourite carols and Christmas songs!

Entry & Cost: £10 adults, £5 children

More information & bookings: Tickets available online at kinderchoirs.org.uk/event/buxton-family-christmas-concert or from Jean Forest Tel: 0161 483 0491 or from Brooke Taylor Solicitors, 4 The Quadrant, Buxton

Blythe House Hospice Christmas Fair

Buxton Christmas Events When: 24th November 2018, 11am – 4pm

Where: Eccles Fold, Chapel-en-le-Frith, SK23 9TJ

Enjoy a traditional Christmas Fair with lots of goodies whilst helping a superb local cause. There will be stalls full of quality Christmas gifts, decorations and handmade crafts, festive food and drink, Santa’s Grotto along with his reindeer Dancer and Prancer, Face Painting, Children’s Crafts and much more.

Entry & Cost: FREE

Roy Wood Rock & Roll Band at Christmas

Buxton Christmas Events

When: 20th November 2018, 7.30pm

Where: Buxton Opera House, Water Street, Buxton, SK17 6XN

What better way to celebrate our holiday season than with a man who has helped shape our musical Christmas? Roy Wood is known across the world as a founder of The Move, ELO and Wizzard. This is a rock-packed evening you won’t want to miss.

Entry & Cost: Tickets £30 – £33.50

More information & bookings: Box Office, Tel 01298 7219 or go to buxtonoperahouse.org.uk

Ukulele Orchestra of Great Britain with Bells On

Buxton Christmas Events

When: 21st November 2018, 7.30pm

Where: Buxton Opera House, Water Street, Buxton, SK17 6XN

The Ukulele Orchestra of Great Britain has become a global sensation and nothing short of a UK national treasure. Given the time of year the Ukes are adding a little festive frivolity to the show, with a little midwinter mischief and a chance for the audience to play or sing-a-long.

Entry & Cost: Tickets £28

More information & bookings: Box Office, Tel 01298 7219 or go to buxtonoperahouse.org.uk

A Christmas Carol

Buxton Christmas Events

When: 21st & 22nd November 2018, 7.30pm

Where: Pavilion Arts Centre, St. John’s Road, Buxton, SK17 6XN

Chapterhouse Theatre Company returns with Charles Dickens’ classic festive tale, providing the perfect antidote to the hustle and bustle of the Christmas rush.

Entry & Cost: Tickets £15 (discounts available)

More information & bookings: Box Office, Tel 01298 7219 or go to buxtonoperahouse.org.uk

A Christmas Spectacular of Brass and Comedy

Buxton Christmas Events

When: 1st December 2018 2018, 7.30pm

Where: Buxton Opera House, Water Street, Buxton, SK17 6XN

Come and enjoy a programme of Christmas music by the world famous Brighouse & Rastrick Band to get you singing and laughing towards Christmas.

Entry & Cost: Tickets £18 – £20

More information & bookings: Box Office, Tel 01298 7219 or go to buxtonoperahouse.org.uk

Jazz At The Arts Centre – Andy Powell

Buxton Christmas Events

When: 16th December 2018 2018, 1pm

Where: Pavilion Arts Centre, 22 St. John’s Road, Buxton, SK17 6XN

Andy Powell returns once again this Christmas for another intimate afternoon of Swing classics.

Entry & Cost: Tickets £7 in advance, £10 on the door

More information & bookings: Box Office, Tel 01298 7219 or go to buxtonoperahouse.org.uk


Do YOU have a Christmas event you want highlighted on Explore Buxton? Get in touch via email at [email protected] or call 07905 448976.

The Tourist Information Centre located in the Pavilion Gardens welcome any local organisations or individuals to drop in flyers about any upcoming events or general information leaflets and they will do their best to accommodate them in their leaflet stand.

Lastly, a very Merry Christmas and a prosperous New Year to all our readers…

Photo credit: Images by by Anna Phillips – for more information and prints, go to anna-phillips.com