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Get festive at Christmas Markets in the Peak District

October 23, 2023
October 23, 2023 - Get festive at Christmas Markets in the Peak District

With only 60 days until the big day here's a round up of all the Christmas Markets in the Peak District so you can get your Christmas shopping sorted!

You're bound to discover lots of unusual gifts and delicious delights that you won't find in the high street shops!

Christmas Markets in the Peak District 

Chatsworth Christmas Market

Christmas Fair at Chatsworth

Photo by Simon Broadhead courtesy of Chatsworth House

Chatsworth Christmas Market is one of the best outdoor Christmas markets in the country. Browse more than 100 stalls offering a wide range of Christmas gifts and decorations, set against the stunning backdrop of Chatsworth House. Enjoy a mulled wine or a German beer, sample delicious foods whilst listening to live music. It’s sure to get you in the festive spirit.

4th to 26th November 2023 - car park pre-booking essential, weekdays £17 per car, weekends £28

Haddon Hall Mercatum Winter Artisan Market

Christmas Market at Haddon HallIf you haven’t done your Christmas shopping yet Haddon Hall is the place to go! Not only will you find the finest artisans show casing their handcrafted and unusual products, but you will also be able to enjoy this magnificent Medieval Manor superbly decorated for Christmas. There is something for everyone from, jewellery, candles, woodwork, art, stationery, and delicious food. Alternatively you could enjoy an evening candlelit tour with dinner.

16th to 19th November, 23rd to 26th November, 30th Nov to 3rd December and 7th to 10th December

Fabulous Places Christmas Market

Fabulous Places Christmas MarketBrowse more than 60 hand-selected stalls selling local artisan foods and gifts in the beauty of Shottle Hall. From homemade food, jewellery, silverware, pottery, to gifts and accessories for the home and garden. You'll find plenty of inspiration for those hard to buy gifts!

24th to 25th November 2023

Bakewell Christmas Market

Christmas at BakewellA quintessential English Christmas Market. See the charming streets, courtyards and alleyways of the delightful market town of Bakewell brought to life with a Christmas sparkle.  As well as the town shops you can browse the market stalls packed with local artisan products on Market Street, Granby Road and Riverside Crescent. At Bakewell Christmas Market you’re sure to find something unique to gift your loved ones and the children will love the fair rides or having breakfast with Santa.

18th and  19th November 2023 9am to 5pm

Thornbridge Hall Christmas Market

Christmas at Thornbridge HallEnjoy 20 stalls of local artisan makers, including gin, bean-to-bar chocolate, candles, art and jewellery and more at the historic estate in the heart of the Peak District. Make a fabulously festive day of it and wander round the gardens, add a tour of the house or book a Christmas Afternoon Tea

Christmas Market 17th to 19th November 2023 - Christmas House Tours and Afternoon Teas until 22nd December

Ashbourne late night shopping with Christmas Lantern Parade

If you've not done all your Christmas shopping by Friday 8th December pop along to Ashbourne's late night shopping and enjoy the Christmas Lantern Spectacular!

Lantern parade at Ashbourne
The streets will be all aglow with hundreds of candle-lit, willow and paper lanterns. Old friends, including the polar bear, whale, giant angel and the incredible gingerbread men will be joined by spectacular new performers creating an amazing Streetfest for Christmas. Exciting new automated lanterns in the shape of birds and fish are being created for this years parade.
Headlining last year was Spark!, an international spectacular street theatre show performed by beautiful, costumed characters combing high impact drumming, dynamic choreography and amazing lighting design. It's always an incredible spectacle and a wonderful festive atmosphere with something for all ages.
Christmas Lantern procession Friday 8th December at 6.00pm
There are so many fabulous Christmas Markets taking place here in the Peak District you'll be spoilt for choice!
Why not make a weekend of it and stay in one of our cosy log cabins or gorgeous glamping pods? Check out our latest self-catering holiday availability here.
Christmas shopping can be a challenge. If you're still looking for inspiration for that extra special present why not check out some of the exciting gift experiences available here in the Peak District.

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  • star rating  We stayed in Pinder cabin and had a lovely stay, the cabin was spacious and comfortable, nice and warm after cold days out. The children loved meeting the animals and... read more

    November 5, 2019

    star rating  On arriving at Hoe Grange in a downpour, we doubted if we’d made the right decision to go glamping, but after the warm welcome from David and a quick tour,... read more

    June 25, 2019

    star rating  We spent four nights at Hoe Grange and had a lovely time. The location is fantastic and right next to the High Peak Trail. The cabin was very clean and... read more

    July 16, 2019
  • star rating  We stayed in the Skylark pod last October (2018) and had a lovely time. There was homemade, rustic goods (bread, biscuits etc) when we arrived. Felicity and David who run... read more

    September 15, 2019

    star rating  We love this place. Very wheelchair friendly, really well equipped and comfortable, with easy access by car to lots of places of interest particularly Crich Tramway Village, Chatsworth, Bakewell and... read more

    October 25, 2019

    star rating  For the second year running, we have had a great family holiday at Hoe Grange. We had one cabin for the week, for two sisters and our elderly wheelchair-using... read more

    June 25, 2019
  • star rating  Stayed last week, from 6th to 13th September in the log cabin called Hipley. This was amazing, it was our first visit but certainly not our last. Gold standard disability... read more

    September 14, 2019

    star rating  We stayed in Skylark, one of the two glamping pods available at Hoe Grange in February 2020.

    Felicity & David welcomed us when we arrived to show us around... read more

    February 6, 2020

    star rating  A beautiful place to stay! Amazingly run family business! Everyone were very welcoming, friendly and cozy! The skylark pod we stayed in was very clean, cozy and well equipped! The... read more

    January 2, 2020
  • star rating  Another great holiday at Hoe Grange - such a great place for us all to holiday as a family - this time with a baby, a 3 yr old, a... read more

    October 4, 2019

    star rating  It's been three years since we last visited but once we arrived it certainly didn't feel like it!
    We stayed in Hipley again which had had a refurbished wet... read more

    September 21, 2019

    star rating  What can I say?
    Absolutely superb!
    We have just returned from a family weekend staying in Daisybank cabin and the Skylark pod.
    It was our first trip away with my... read more

    June 13, 2019
  • star rating  We have just returned from a short stay in one of the pods on site at Hoe Grange Holidays. We couldn’t recommend them enough. The pod has everything you could... read more

    August 17, 2019

    star rating  Felicity and David made us feel very welcome right from our booking. The pods are well equipped and spotlessly clean. The area is very peaceful with great views and we... read more

    January 30, 2020

    star rating  lovely surroundings real farm country with chickens paying you a visit nice decking area to chill at the end of the day accommodation very good plenty to do nearby... read more

    vincent s
    July 28, 2019
  • star rating  What a lovely weekend away! We stayed in the lovely gypsy caravan, which was a wonderful and really unique experience. We took along our two horses, who also had a... read more

    June 18, 2019

    star rating  Myself and my sister travelled to Costa Rica and Panama via Viva Holidays Ltd. The holiday was exceptional and one to be treasured forever. Andrew at Viva Holidays... read more

    Paula C
    July 4, 2019

    star rating  We had a lovely time staying in one of the incredibly well equipped pods. I bought my pony along and we had some great rides on the high peak trail.... read more

    June 7, 2019
  • star rating  We wanted a complete break and some peace and quiet and this was perfect. The caravan was secluded with beautiful views over the countryside. Everything was spotlessly clean and well... read more

    joanne B
    June 4, 2019

    star rating  We stayed for a night in one of the cabins . The cabin was spotless and very well equipped , lots of extra touches were added like fresh eggs and... read more

    February 3, 2020

    star rating  Recently spent a week in "Pinder" and had a lovely time. The location is stunning - the site is nestled in a beautiful valley on the edge of the Peaks... read more

    July 16, 2019
  • star rating  Second visit to the accessible holiday cabins at Hoe Grange. David and Felicity were as helpful and friendly as ever. We had a welcome pack of freshly baked bread, butter,... read more

    Charlotte M
    August 7, 2019

    star rating  Loved every minute of our stay, and so did the family and friends that came to stay. Excellent facilities in our cosy Hipley log cabin. By far the best... read more

    October 25, 2019

    star rating  Lovely place to holiday near to interesting locations and easy access to the High Peak trail and Carsington Water. Part of a working farm with fresh produce to enjoy during... read more

    Angie B
    August 3, 2019
  • star rating  We love this place. Very wheelchair friendly, really well equipped and comfortable, with easy access by car to lots of places of interest particularly Crich Tramway Village, Chatsworth, Bakewell and... read more

    David H
    October 25, 2019

    star rating  We've just returned from our second visit to Hoe Grange. The suggested riding routes with stunning scenery were enjoyed by my daughter and I while the menfolk were delighted with... read more

    July 11, 2019

    star rating  We stayed in Rainster cabin for a long weekend 6 th to 9 th September. This was my 5 th visit to the amazing Hoe Grange. I had visited before... read more

    Jan Horsman J
    September 17, 2019
  • star rating  Arrived and was shown to our pod, fantastic location and the pod was very good indeed plus we had home made bread and milk and tea and coffee. A... read more

    July 28, 2019

    star rating  What a wonderful find. As our first experience of needing accessible accommodation we could not have wished for better. Beautiful well equipped lodges in lovely surroundings. We stayed in both... read more

    April 3, 2020

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