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Your Guide to the Top Peak District Christmas Markets 2023

The holiday season is just around the corner, and what better way to usher in the festive spirit than by visiting some magical Christmas markets? From traditional Victorian setups to modern artisanal affairs, the Peak District offers a host of seasonal celebrations. Here are our top picks for the most enchanting Christmas markets in the area.


Mercatum Artisan Christmas Market at Haddon Hall

Haddon Hall sets the stage for its incredibly popular Mercatum Artisan Markets, set to take place over two weekends in November 2023. This extraordinary venue hosts around 20 artisanal stalls, featuring crafts, gourmet foods, and stunning gifts.

What's On Offer:

  • Artisanal Crafts: Over 20 local artisan makers.
  • Food & Drink: Enjoy mulled wine and mince pies.
  • Additional Attractions: Garden entry, Grotto and formal gardens.

Location: Haddon Hall, Bakewell


  • Week 1: 16th - 19th November
  • Week 2: 23rd - 26th November
  • Week 3: 30th November - 3rd December
  • Week 4: 7th - 10th December

More Information: Haddon Hall Website


Chatsworth Christmas Market: A Festive Wonderland

Chatsworth House Christmas Market boasts over 100 stalls, offering a wide range of holiday treats, from decorations to gourmet foods.

What's On Offer:

  • Extensive Range of Stalls: Crafts, decorations, and live music.
  • Food & Drink: Gourmet burgers, sausages, pancakes, and more.
  • Additional Attractions: Outdoor bars and the Stables shop.

Location: Chatsworth House, Bakewell

Dates: 4th - 26th November 2023

More Information: Chatsworth House Website


Thornbridge Christmas Market: Where Tradition Meets Modernity

Thornbridge Christmas Market mixes tradition with modern flair, offering a range of local artisan products, food, and activities for the whole family.

What's On Offer:

  • Varied Stalls: Local artisan producers offering crafts, foods and more.
  • Food & Drink: Turkey & stuffing sandwiches, mulled wine, & Thornbridge Beer.
  • Additional Attractions: Christmas grotto and Santa visits.

Location: Thornbridge Estate
Dates: 17th - 19th November & 24th - 26th November 2023
Opening Times: 10:00 am - 4:00 pm

More Information: Thornbridge Market Website



Victorian Matlock Christmas Market: A Trip Down Memory Lane

The Victorian Matlock Christmas Market is a step back in time, offering over 200 stalls set against the nostalgic backdrop of Matlock.

What's On Offer:

  • Varied Stalls: Over 200 stalls offering crafts, foods, and unique gifts.
  • Food & Drink: A variety of culinary delights for food lovers.
  • Additional Attractions: Funfair rides and festive performances.

Location: Hall Leys Park, Matlock
Dates: 1st - 3rd December 2023
Opening Times: 9:00 am - 6:00 pm

More Information: Matlock Christmas Market


Bakewell Christmas Market: The Quintessence of English Yuletide

This quintessentially English market in Bakewell offers a wide variety of stalls, from food and drinks to crafts and gifts, ensuring there is something for everyone.

What's On Offer:

  • Varied Stalls: Crafts and gifts, wreaths and plants, food, and fashion.
  • Food & Drink: Hot toddies, mulled wine, mac'n'cheese, and much more.

Location: Bakewell Town Centre
Dates: 18th - 19th November 2023
Opening Times: 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
More Information: Bakewell Christmas Market Website


No matter what you are looking for—be it artisanal crafts, mouth-watering foods, or a healthy dose of festive cheer—these top 5 Christmas Markets in the Peak District for 2023 are guaranteed to offer an unforgettable experience. Happy holiday shopping!


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