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Planning a Christmas market trip? Find your festive spirit and discover unique gifts at some of the best Christmas markets in Derbyshire and the Peak District. From traditional markets to local food fairs and Victorian-themed events, there’s Christmas cheer to be found around every corner...


Haddon Hall Winter Artisan Market

Haddon Hall Winter Artisan Market

15th-18th November
As far as festive settings go, it doesn’t get much better than romantic Haddon Hall near Bakewell. The medieval Hall’s Christmas Artisan Market is back by popular demand for 2018, with the finest makers and artisans in attendance. Browse stalls selling jewellery, textiles, wood, ceramics and food in various rooms throughout the Hall, which will be beautifully decorated for Christmas. The fires will be crackling, the candles will be glowing and you'll have the chance to stock-up on unique, handmade Christmas gifts.
Haddon Hall, Bakewell DE45 1LA 


Chatsworth Christmas Markets

16th November-4th December
Where better to start your Christmas shopping than at one of the best and biggest Christmas markets in Derbyshire and the Peak District? Chatsworth Christmas Market combines over 100 high quality stalls, in traditional-style log cabins, offering a wide range of Christmas gifts and decorations on the slopes leading up to the Stables. After browsing the stalls, take a break and enjoy a mulled wine or German beer at one of the outdoor bars, or sample some delicious food, with gourmet burgers and sausages, hot pork rolls, pancakes and churros! Live music will add to the festive atmosphere.
Chatsworth House, Bakewell DE45 1PP 


Chesterfield Christmas Market & Lights Switch On

18th November
The fun gets underway from 12 noon at this family-friendly event, with Chesterfield Christmas Market offering entertainment, stalls, games and rides for all ages. Paddington Bear will make appearances throughout the day and at 3.30pm a stage show will begin with Peak FM’s Ricky and Becky. Stars from Cinderella, this year’s pantomime, will perform on stage and will switch on the lights at 4.45pm with Chesterfield’s Mayor and Paddington. See Father Christmas in the Market Hall Grotto and visit the Festival of Christmas Trees at the Crooked Spire Church.
Market Place and New Square, Chesterfield S40 1AH


Buxton Grand Bazaar & Christmas Lights Switch On

23rd November
Buxton's Grand Bazaar will offer plenty of Christmas shopping opportunities in the Octagon Hall from 2pm - where visitors can browse over 40 Christmas stalls selling seasonal food and drink, gifts, decorations, jewellery and crafts. Little ones can enjoy the Santa's Grotto, fairground rides and miniature train running in the grounds, and there'll be a tasty choice of hot festive food and drink. There will also be late-night shopping at the Pavilion Gift Boutique and the 'Gallery in the Gardens'.


Bakewell Christmas Market

24th-25th November
The streets, alleyways and courtyards of Bakewell are brought to life during the town's magical Christmas Market weekend. Around 100 stalls will provide a selection of gifts, food, mulled wine and beers, whilst street entertainment will vary include carol music and brass bands. Visit Santa in his grotto at The Old Original Bakewell Pudding Shop, and don't forget to meet the Shetland ponies, birds of prey and donkeys. Bakewell Christmas Tree Light Switch On will be held at 4.45pm in Bath Gardens on Saturday 24th November.
Bakewell DE45 1DS


Matlock Victorian Christmas Market

Matlock Victorian Christmas Market

30th November-2nd December
With a charming Victorian twist, Matlock’s Christmas Market boasts around 200 stalls in two large marquees. Aside from great gifts, there’s a host of other activities too including Santa’s grotto and a magnificent light’s switch-on and fireworks display finale on Sunday. Why not visit the shops and cafes in Matlock whilst you're there and warm up with a hot chocolate or glass of mulled wine?
Hall Leys Park, Matlock DE4 3AR 


Derby Christmas Arts & Craft Fair

30th November-9th December & 19th-23rd December
Offering a wide range of products from local traders and small businesses, Derby Christmas Arts & Craft Fair is the perfect place to find unique Christmas gifts in the city centre.
Market Place, Derby DE1 3AH


Swadlincote Christmas Market

1st December
Alongside stalls for food, drink, crafts, wines, beers and gifts, the Swadlincote Christmas Market in South Derbyshire provides live music, children's entertainment, hot drinks and even a gin bar.
The Delph, Market Square, Swadlincote DE11 0AG


World of Wedgwood Christmas Market

8th-9th December
World of Wedgwood’s brilliant two-day Christmas Market comprises over 50 stalls selling festive gifts and treats from local producers and artisans, plus street food and live music. There’ll be everything from handcrafted gifts, Christmas cards and decorations to meats, cheeses, chutneys and festive fayre. You could even top off your visit by painting a Christmas plate, touring the museum or enjoying a Christmas Lunch or Festive Afternoon Tea (booking essential).
World of Wedgwood Dr, Barlaston, Stoke-on-Trent ST12 9ER


Belper Christmas Food Festival

9th December
The town’s popular Christmas Food Festival takes place on Sunday 9th December, 10am-3pm on King Street, Campbell Street and Strutt Street. There will be a mix of food and craft stalls, so you’ll be able to buy everything you need for the perfect festive spread.
Belper DE56 1QA 


Buxton Christmas Market at Pavilion Gardens

8th-9th December
The Buxton Sparkles Lantern Parade in the Pavilion Gardens takes place on 8th December at 4.15pm, whilst Buxton Christmas Fair over the whole weekend promises to continue the festivities in style. Stroll down the promenade with a Christmas tipple or a warm mince pie, before browsing a range of locally-made gifts in the Octagon Hall.
Pavilion Gardens, St John’s Rd, Buxton SK17 6BE


Cromford Mills Christmas Market

8th-9th December
A variety of talented local artists and makers will showcase their wares in the historic surroundings of Cromford Mills – a UNESCO World Heritage Site - at this charming Christmas Market.
Cromford Mills, Mill Lane, Cromford, Derbyshire, DE4 3RQ

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Why not make the most of your visit and stay over in one of the area's beautiful hotels or holiday cottages - decorated for the Christmas season. Click here to search accommodation  in Derbyshire and the Peak District.

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