Christmas Events

The best Christmas events and festive markets in the Peak District and Derbyshire.

Christmas is a wonderful time to visit the Peak District and Derbyshire; the air is fresher, towns and villages are festooned with twinkling festive lights, and shops and markets are filled with presents and festive cheer!

Wrap up warm and explore fabulous frozen landscapes, discover one of the many great Christmas markets and festive events, then warm-up by the fire with a glass of mulled wine in a cosy country pub or restaurant. From elf trails to winter food festivals, there's something for the whole family to enjoy!

Winter breaks are full of relaxed evenings, fresh mornings and frosty walks, with great things to do and local food to savour. It's a season that lets you see places in a new light and offers new experiences that you just can't enjoy at any other time of year - not to mention the huge variety of magical Christmas activities and events throughout December.

As the days become shorter, enjoy a winter holiday in the Peak District and Derbyshire and dive head first into seasonal celebrations. Relax by an open fire in a cosy cottage in the middle of the countryside, discover historic pubs in hidden valleys, or wrap up warm and venture on frosty walks on river banks and through forests.

Savour festive food as you browse the stalls at the best Christmas markets in Derbyshire or ignite your festive spirit at unmissable Christmas events, ranging from carol-singing in a cavern to steam train rides with Santa Claus.

All Christmas Events


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Chatsworth Christmas Market

Soak up the festive atmosphere as you browse a wide range of gifts and decorations. What could be better than enjoying the Christmas Market in the…

9th November 2024 - 1st December 2024

12:00 am


Chatsworth at Christmas

Discover the magic of Christmas at Chatsworth.From early November, Chatsworth House, Garden and Farmyard are decorated for Christmas.

9th November 2024 - 5th January 2025

12:00 am


MERCATUM Christmas Artisan Market

Enjoy a wonderfully festive day at Haddon Hall's MERCATUM Christmas Artisan Market

13th November 2024 - 17th November 2024

9:15 am - 5:00 pm


Mercatum Christmas Artisan Markets at Haddon Hall

This winter, Haddon Hall will host its renowned Mercatum Christmas Markets over four weekends. Dates TBC

14th November 2024 - 8th December 2024

9:30 pm - 5:00 pm


Hardwick Wintertide at Hardwick Hall

Share a special winter with the family at Hardwick Wintertide - 2024 DATES TO BE CONFIRMED

15th November 2024 - 5th January 2025

9:30 am - 4:30 pm


Bakewell Christmas Market

Explore exciting tastes of different cultures or fill your soul with comforting favourites. 2024 DATES TO BE CONFIRMED

16th November 2024 - 17th November 2024

9:00 am - 5:00 pm


Asbourne Christmas Lights Switch On

See Ashbourne come to life with sparkling Christmas illuminations as a special guest (TBA) accompanies the Mayor of Ashbourne Cllr. Sandra Spencer…

16th November 2024

10:30 am - 12:00 am


A Festival of Christmas Trees at the Crooked…

Head to the famous ‘Crooked Spire’ Church for a Festival of Christmas Trees! 2024 DATES TO BE CONFIRMED

16th November 2024 - 1st December 2024

12:00 pm - 4:30 pm

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