Christmas Markets in the Peak District 2018

christmas markets in the peak district

If you’re planning a pre-Christmas visit to the Peak District, then you might like to visit one of the Christmas markets in the area. There are several in the area, all in stunning locations with something unique to offer. To help you organise your gift-buying plans, we’ve compiled a list of the best Christmas markets in the Peak District in 2018 that are just near to our luxury holiday cottages.

Haddon Hall Winter Artisan Market

Dates: 15th – 18th November, 2018
Location: Haddon Hall, Bakewell, DE45 1LA

If you’re looking for a magical Christmas experience, look no further than Haddon Hall. The venue is truly stunning and provides an incredibly grand backdrop for the market stalls, where you can purchase handmade goods from skilled, local artisans. For more information about the event, read our blog post on the Haddon Hall Christmas Markets 2018.


Chatsworth Christmas Market

Dates: 16th November – 4th December, 2018
Location: Chatsworth House, Bakewell, DE45 1PP

The Christmas Market at Chatsworth House is a fantastic event that showcases the estate’s beautiful art, gardens and grounds. There are numerous market stalls selling all kinds of gift items and you can browse the collection whilst enjoying stunning views. For the kids, there is a farm animal nativity, a playground, plus a maze area to explore. For more information about the event, read our blog post on the Chatsworth House Christmas Markets 2018.


Bakewell Christmas Market

Dates: 24th – 25th November, 2018
Location: Market Street, Bakewell, DE45 1DS

Over 80 market stalls will be available to browse through during this festive event. Not only that, but there will be a plethora of fun things to do for kids and adults alike. There will be face painting, donkey rides, whiskey tasting, Santa’s Grotto, a rustic smokehouse cabin… the list is endless! Come along to the Bakewell Christmas markets this year for an unforgettable weekend.


Cromford Mills Christmas Market

Dates: 8th – 9th December, 2018
Location: Cromford Mill, Matlock, DE4 3RQ

Come along to the Cromford Mills and browse the Christmas market stalls. Here, you can find unique gift items made by local artisans, as well as many fun activities such as wreath making, face painting, games, and the chance to meet Santa! The kids will love it and we’re sure you will, too.


Ashbourne Christmas Artisan Market

Date: 9th December, 2018
Location: Market Place, Ashbourne, DE6 1EU

As opposed to the usual Artisan Market that Ashbourne Market exhibits, this Christmas mix-up will feature a wide range of unique, festive gifts. Talented craftsmen and women will be at their stalls for you to pick up something truly special for friends and family. The stalls will have something for everyone, offering items such as food, drink, artwork, sweets, candles, furniture, and many, many more. Nothing is ever the same and you’re sure to have a great time.


Matlock Victorian Christmas Market

Dates: 30th November – 2nd December, 2018
Location: Hall Leys Park, Matlock, DE4 3AR

A Christmas market with a twist! The Matlock Victorian Christmas Market is decorated in a Victorian-esque style, but still offers a modern market experience for everyone to enjoy. You can look forward to over 170 stalls with all kinds of unique gift options. As well as this, there is Santa’s Christmas Parade, a fantastic fireworks display, and the ever-famous Christmas lights switch-on.


Buxton Christmas Fair

Dates: 8th – 9th December, 2018
Location: Pavilion Gardens, Buxton, SK17 6BE

The Pavilion Gardens Christmas Fair in Buxton is a lovely event in an equally lovely venue. Get well and truly into the festive spirit as you wander round the gardens and sample some of the amazing goods on offer at the market stalls. You’ll be enchanted by the scenery, and kids will love it, too. There will be a Santa’s Grotto, children’s rides, and entertainment on the Promenade for them. Bring along the whole family for a Christmas-y day out.


Enjoy the Christmas Markets for longer

We hope you enjoyed reading our top picks for some of the best Christmas Markets in the Peak District in 2018. If you want to visit a few, why not book a stay into one of our luxury holiday cottages? We are ideally located in the heart of the Peak District, which means that a festive day out is just a short drive away!