Christmas Markets in Derbyshire and Peak District 2018

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Among a raft of special festive events you’ll find foodie gifts, hand-crafted pressies and usually a bit of glühwein to help you get into that merry spirit as well as markets being held in some truly stunning locations too…

Here’s our pick of the best Christmas Markets in Derbyshire and Peak District 2018:

Christmas Markets in Derbyshire and Peak District

Photo credit: Matlock Town Council

Matlock hosts their annual Christmas Weekend in Hall Leys Park in the centre of Town.  You can expect to find over 170 stalls (local / European produce and craft), live entertainment and fun for all the family throughout the weekend.  This is combined with the “switch-on” of the Town’s Christmas lights (Saturday) and Fireworks (Sunday) that light up the skies of Matlock.

The Town’s illuminations have become a major attraction in recent years with visitors travelling from far and wide to enjoy the spectacle. The event welcomes an estimated 20,000 visitors over the weekend.

Where: Hall Leys Park, Matlock town centre, Derbyshire

When: 30th November (9am – 6pm) & 1st (9am – 7pm) & 2nd (9am – 6pm) December 2018

Entry / Cost: FREE entry

Christmas Markets in Derbyshire and Peak District

Photo credit: Cromford Mills

This market at Cromford Mills will have a Christmasy feel to it…

It’s never too early to start your Christmas shopping. A variety of talented local artists and makers will be showcasing their wares. You may even find that special gift you’ve been looking for…

Where: Mill yard, The Arkwright Society, Cromford Mills, Mill Lane, Cromford, Matlock, Derbyshire, DE4 3RQ

When: 24th & 25th November 2018, 10am – 4pm

Entry / Cost: FREE entry

Christmas Markets in Derbyshire and Peak District

The Hollowford Centre in Castleton is opening it’s doors for it’s 8th annual Christmas Market.

The market is all indoor featuring a range of products and produce from local businesses, groups and home crafters including decorations, jewellery, cakes, chutneys, cheeses, natural skincare products, pictures/photographs, art work, cards and much more. With over so many stalls to visit you’re sure to find the perfect Christmas presents. Food, refreshments and cake available throughout the day.

This year they are pleased to welcome back Hathersage Choir who will be singing carols during the day. Why not make a day of it and visit Castleton and the Christmas Lights. They will also be holding a tombola and all prizes will have been donated by their stall holders. The proceeds from the tombola will go towards the Lindley Educational Trust Bursary Fund, the aim of which is to help disadvantaged and/or vulnerable young people access our services/provision.

Where: Hollowford Centre, Hollowford Road, Hope, Sheffield, S33 8WB

When: 1st December 2018, 11am – 5pm

Entry / Cost: FREE entry

Christmas Markets in Derbyshire and Peak District

Photo credit: Haddon Hall

Haddon Hall will be opening its doors again for a beautiful Winter Artisan Market, showcasing the wares of local artisans. Browse stalls from our favourite local florists, artists, gormet artisans and crafts people.

Where: Haddon Hall, Bakewell, Derbyshire

When: 15th, 16th, 17th & 18th November 2018, 10.30am – 5pm each day, last entry 4pm

Entry / Cost: Admission costs £5 per person and tickets can be bought in the Ticket Office on the day.

Christmas Markets in Derbyshire and Peak District

Photo credit: The Roundhouse, Derby

Back once again this fantastic market will have beautiful things for the home and festive interiors, food & gifts and will have over 100 hand selected stallholders offering everything you need for a fabulously festive season. The stunning venue will be filled with delicious artisan food & drink, gifts, flowers, home & garden inspiration, jewellery, festive decorative touches, workshops & much more.

Relax with a slice of cake & a cup of tea in their pop up tea room where you can rest your tired shopping feet.

Where: The Roundhouse, Pride Park, Derby

When: 10th (10am – 6pm) & 11th (10am – 4pm) November 2018

Entry / Cost: £2 per person on the door, free entry for children under the age of 10

Christmas Markets in Derbyshire and Peak District

Photo credit: Chatsworth

Where better to start your Christmas shopping than at the Chatsworth Christmas market? With over 100 market stalls offering a wide range of Christmas gifts and decorations, it’s a great way to start the festive season. You can also enjoy exploring the lovely Chatsworth shops – the Orangery shop in the garden and the Stables shop in the Stables courtyard – with a wide range of home and fashion gifts, and lots of lovely stocking fillers. Take a break from shopping and enjoy a mulled wine or a German beer at one of our outdoor bars, or sample some delicious food, with gourmet burgers and sausages, hot pork rolls, pancakes, churros and more. There’s live music too. Dogs – well behaved dogs are welcome at at the market on a lead.

Chatsworth, Bakewell, Derbyshire | 16th November – 4th December 2018, Monday – Friday: 10am – 5.30pm, Saturday & Sunday: 10am – 6pm

Entry / Cost: FREE entry, Parking fees apply: £5 weekdays, £10 weekends

Christmas Markets in Derbyshire and Peak District

A Quintessential English Christmas Market! There will be around 100 stalls and gazebos situated on Market Street, Granby Road and Riverside Crescent, selling many goods from the beautiful Peak District.
Bakewell Christmas Market proudly support British Legion Riders displaying their motorbikes on Bridge Street and Age UK Bakewell Day Centre and Weston Park Hospital will also have charity stalls on the market.

Where: Bakewell town centre

When: 24th & 25th November 2018

Entry / Cost: FREE admission

Christmas Markets in Derbyshire and Peak District

Photo credit: World of Wedgewood

When: 8th & 9th December 2018, 10am – 4pm

Entry / Cost: FREE entry

Christmas Markets in Derbyshire and Peak District

Photo credit: Destination Chesterfield

The well known Chesterfield market will take place each day from Thursday 13th December to Monday 24th December 2018 – this includes the usual general markets, the flea market each Thursday and the farmers’ market on Thursday 13th December.

There’s festive-themed artisan markets on Sunday 25th November and Sunday 23rd December held in association with The Market Co. offering the very best produce from local providers as well as unique gifts and crafts.

Where: Chesterfield, Derbyshire

When: 25th November and 23rd December 2018

Entry / Cost: FREE entry

Christmas Markets in Derbyshire and Peak District

Photo credit: Peak Shopping Village

A weekend event jam packed with entertainment and activity for all the family to get in the festive spirit. Meet Mr & Mrs Claus and their rabble of elves, enjoy live dance, festive music, food and markets stalls selling gifts galore. Craig Baileys of Peak FM will be joining us at 4pm-7pm on Saturday to host the Xmas Light Switch on !

Where: Peak Shopping Village, Chatsworth Road, Rowsley, DE4 2JE

When: 17th November 2018 from 10am

Entry / Cost: FREE entry

Christmas Markets in Derbyshire and Peak District

Photo credit: Pavilion Gardens

Taking place outdoors, along the promenade and in the newly restored Octagon, with lots of stalls featuring food and drink, crafts and arts, jewellery, children’s entertainment and more. Santa will also be here!

Pavilion Gardens, St. John’s Road | 8th & 9th December 2018, 10am – 5pm

Entry / Cost: FREE entry

Christmas Markets in Derbyshire and Peak District

Held across the Town Centre.  Come along and enjoy a range of food from local producers, taste a huge range of products on sale and perhaps buy a few Christmas goodies. It is a perfect day out for food lovers.

Where: Belper

When: 9th December 2018, 10am – 3pm

Entry / Cost: FREE entry