Christmas Markets Peak District and Derbyshire 2023

Christmas Markets Peak District

Looking for gift inspiration? A last-minute bauble? Our Christmas Markets Peak District and Derbyshire 2023 guide gives you a round up of the best events not to miss. Among a raft of special festive events you’ll find fine foodie gifts, hand-crafted pressies and usually a sip of glühwein to help you get into that merry spirit as well as markets being held in some truly stunning locations too:

Thornbridge Christmas Market

Where: Thornbridge Hall, Bakewell

When: 17th – 19th November 2023 & 24th – 26th November 2023, 10am – 4pm each day

In 2022 the Christmas Market took place in the beautiful Carriage House with more than 20 stalls of local artisan makers with the finest local products. Quackers Cafe served warming festive sweet and savoury treats, mulled wine, and liqueur coffees all weekend and Santa paid a visit! More details for the 2023 Christmas Market coming soom.

Bakewell Christmas Market Weekend

Where: Held on Market Street, Granby Road and Riverside Crescent, Bakewell

When: 18th & 19th November 2023, 9am – 5pm each day

Held on Market Street, Granby Road and Riverside Crescent and welcomes visitors, friends and families to this quintessential Christmas Market. Some traders from their famous Monday market will be attending, traders from the town and also traders from across the Peak District and Derbyshire and will host around 100 stalls and gazebos. Free entry.

Bakewell Christmas Sparkle

Where: Bakewell Agricultural Centre

When: 26th November 2023, 10am – 4pm

(Please note this is NOT the same event as Bakewell Christmas Weekend)

🎅🏻 Meet Father Christmas in his cosy tipi grotto 🔥 Heated tipi bar from Tipis in the Peak 🐰 Small animal handling with Lane End Farm Trust (nominal fee) 🤡 Face painting (nominal fee) 🎨 Festive children’s crafts (nominal fee) 🎄 Wreath demos and DIY kits from The April Daisy 🛍 Local independent Christmas market 🍕 Local independent food court
🍷 Festive bars. Music performances from: 🎤 Festive sets from The Lah Di Dahs 🎺 Christmas carols from Ashover Band 🎶 Carols Peak Performance Choir. Free entry!

Chatsworth Christmas Market

Where: Chatsworth House, Edensor, Bakewell, Derbyshire, England, DE45 1PJ

When: 4th – 29th November 2023 (9am – 6pm both days) Opening times: Monday – Thursday 10am – 5.30pm, Friday – Sunday 10am – 6pm

There is no better way 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 plus live music, it’s a lovely opportunity to welcome in the festive season.

You can also explore their own exclusive ranges in the Stables shop 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.

Victorian Matlock Christmas Market

Where: Hall Leys Park, Causeway Lane, Matlock town centre, Derbyshire, DE4 3AR

When: 1st, 2nd & 3rd December 2023 (9am – 6pm both days)

This fantastic festive Christmas event for all of the family will return for 2023, with lots of festive stalls in marquees, a wide selection of hand-crafted, artisan goods, local produce and seasonal foods. Festive entertainment across the weekend including Santa’s Grotto, Proctors Fun Fair, live music and much more, topped off with a grand finale fireworks display. Free entry.

Uppertown Social Centre Christmas Market

Where: Uppertown Social Centre, Collumbell Lane, Ashover, Chesterfield, S45 0JF

When: 2nd December 2023, 9am – 2.30pm

Uppertown Social Centre is is a Charity based in Ashover. The Market will feature local businesses including 4Eyes Bakery and Patisserie, Willow and Thyme home fragrance, Honey and Wilde jewellery, Blackbird takeaway coffee van and more stalls to confirm. Free parking, free entry and dogs welcome.

Belper Winter Food & Gift Festival

Where: Bakewell town centre

When: 3rd December 2023, 10am – 3pm

A great range of artisan food, drink and crafts.

Christmas Fair at Pavilion Gardens

Where: The Octagon, Pavilion Gardens

When: 9th & 10th December 2023, 10am – 5pm each day

The Octagon Hall and Lounge will have over 50 stalls offering a wonderful mix of Christmas gifts, jewellery, original artwork, handcrafted clocks, photography, ceramics, woodwork, handmade cards, children’s toys and ladies clothing. Outside there will be hot food and drinks stalls and children’s rides on the Promenade (weather permitting). Santa’s Grotto will be on the Octagon stage, details to follow! (Please note there is a charge for the Grotto)

Buxton Market Christmas Market (inc. monthly Food & Drink Market)

Where: Buxton Market Place

When: 16th December 2023, 9am – 3pm *RESCHEDULED FROM 9TH DEC due to severe weather*

Buxton Market Christmas Market – Our traditional market running along side Christmas shopping stalls, food, drink, music and more. Will now also incorporate their monthly specialist Food & Drink market, due to the being rescheduled from 9th December, so there will be more stalls than ever before.

Denby Christmas Market

Where: Denby Pottery Village

When: 1st, 2nd, 3rd & 4th and 8th, 9th & 10th December 2023 (Friday, Saturday & Monday: 9am – 5pm and Sunday 10am – 4pm). Free entry.

With over 40 different independent stallholders each weekend selling a wide range of handcrafted and personalised items as well as a selection of delicious artisan food and drink; it’s the perfect place to enjoy some festive food, fun and shopping with all the family or to pick up beautiful gifts for loved ones.
Get everything you need to prep, cook and serve your perfect Christmas Lunch and beyond with savings of up to 60% off RRP in the Denby Factory Shop and Cookshop. For unique gift ideas, seasonal home accessories and festive decorations, head to the Denby Gift Shop. Plus, there’s also the chance to hand-pick your own real Christmas tree & wreath at the Denby Garden Stall during both of the event weekends.

Matlock Christmas Market

Where: Hall Leys Park, Causeway Lane, Matlock town centre, Derbyshire, DE4 3AR

When: 16th & 17th December 2023 (9am – 5pm both days)

You can expect to find over 150 stalls (local / European produce and craft), live entertainment and fun for all the family throughout the weekend. Traditional Christmas cuisine. Radio show. Live music. Entertainers. Brass bands. Craft stalls. Bar. Face painting. Hot mulled wine. Superheros. Birds of prey. Hot roast chestnuts. Bubbles. Fire breathers. Stilt walkers. Circus workshop. The Grinch Mascots. Snow! PLUS Rik Gaynor as Elvis on the Sunday – all free entry. Including a brand new family ice rink this year.

People come from Matlock and surrounding villages and new visitors as grandparents with fond memories of holidays in Matlock bringing their grandchildren.

Haddon Hall Christmas Artisan Market

Where: Haddon Hall, Bakewell, Derbyshire, DE45 1LA

When: 16th/17th/18th/19th/23rd/24th/25th/26th/30th November and 1st/2nd/3rd/7th/8th/9th/10th December 2023.

Entry / Cost: Booking is advised. Adults £9.50 per person (includes parking), children ages 5-15 £2.50, children 0-4 years free. Tickets can be purchased on the day at their Ticket Office or pre-booked at

Christmas Weekend Markets at Cromford Mills

Where: Cromford Mills, Mill Lane, Cromford, Matlock, Derbyshire, DE4 3RQ

When: 2nd, 9th & 16th December 2023

Wrap up warm for festive Christmas Markets and don’t miss Father Christmas! Enjoy shopping a festive selection of hand-made gifts, on-site independent shops with live music to spread the Christmas cheer throughout December. Treat yourself to a specialty hot chocolate, cake or a selection of winter warming soup with a scone in our cafes. Free entry.

Chesterfield Artisan Market

Where: Chesterfield, Derbyshire

When: 17th December 2023, 10am – 4pm

The monthly Artisan Market will have a festive theme on 17th December!  This popular event is an opportunity to sample many artisan foodie delights and to purchase quirky, bespoke, original craft items and enjoy the sumptuous delights of the authentic street food court whilst being entertained.

Chistmas at Calke Abbey

Where: Calke Abbey, Ticknall, Derby DE73 7JF

When: Christmas at Calke is open every Saturday and Sunday in December until Saturday 23 December 2023. Calke Abbey is closed on Christmas Eve and Christmas Day.

  • Take part in a Christmas adventure on a family trail from 9.30am – 6pm
  • Join the festive fairs in the Riding School from 10am – 6pm.
  • Bump into Father Christmas and Mrs Claus on your travels from 11am – 6pm.
  • Explore the icy tunnels from 11am – 6pm.
  • See Calke lit up in festive lights from 3.30pm – 6pm.

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