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Matlock Victorian Christmas Market 2021

Type:Christmas Event

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Victorian Matlock - Christmas Market


Friday 3rd December 9:00am – 6:00pm
Saturday 4th December 9:00am – 7:00pm
Sunday 5th December 9:00am – 6:00pm

From Friday 3 – Sunday 5 December 2021, the town will welcome people from across the East Midlands and further afield for what has become one of the region's top Christmas events since it was established in 1994.

After a Covid-enforced break in 2020, this year's Victorian Matlock – Christmas Market weekend is set to be the best yet with more than 200 stalls and traders offering hand-crafted, artisan goods, local produce and of course, festive refreshments.

This year, as well as outside stalls, there will be three carpeted marquees all bursting with the traditional Christmas market atmosphere.

Held in Derbyshire Dales District Council's historic and award-winning Hall Leys Park, Matlock, the family-friendly event also plays host to some of the area's best festive entertainment as well as Proctors Fun Fair with its popular dodgems, waltzer and helter skelter rides, as well as a whole host of child-friendly attractions.

Entertainers include James McKay, who supplied owls for The Philosopher's Stone film, who will be at the event with his owls. Entertainment will also be provided by Thoresby Colliery Brass Band, Mark Handley Entertains (vocalist), and Gen Steel Band.

On Saturday and Sunday, children get to see the big man himself at Santa's Grotto, which will again be provided by Matlock Derwent Valley Lions Club, with the proceeds going to support local charities.

The three-day extravaganza will be rounded off with the popular Victorian Matlock – Christmas Market finale - the breath-taking Christmas fireworks display will be taking place on the Sunday at 5:30pm.

This programme of events may be subject to cancellation or alteration.

Well-behaved dogs are welcome to join the celebrations but must be kept on a lead at all times.

Geoff Stevens MBE who has been involved with the event since its conception said: "It was tough to see the market cancelled in 2020 due to Covid restrictions, but we are thrilled to be able to bring this fantastic event to Matlock once again. It has been missed by so many people, including residents and visitors, stall holders, entertainers and the local business community. It's always a special event for us but this year it will be even more so given the events of the last 18 months. I can't wait to see everyone."

The event is sponsored by Special Events Organisers, Proctors Fun Fair, Derbyshire Dales District Council, and Matlock & District Business Group.

To make sure you keep up-to-date with the latest information on the Victorian Matlock – Christmas Market, please visit:

We would love to hear from any stall-holders who would be interested in attending. As usual there will be a Specialist Food Marquee, General Marquee, outside food court and general outside space.

If you are interested in booking a stall please email Alan here:

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