During the Christmas season, Derbyshire comes alive with a number of festive markets and events. Whether you’re a local resident or planning a visit soon, Christmas markets are the perfect opportunity to immerse yourself in the joy and magic of the festive season while ticking vital gifts and items off your Christmas shopping list! As a Derbyshire-based hotel, we know the best Christmas markets around, each with its unique charm and offerings. Let’s shortlist the ones that are worth visiting.
Chatsworth Christmas Market
Set against the breath-taking backdrop of Chatsworth House, the Chatsworth Christmas Market is open to the general public, from 4th to 26th November. This market is a truly special and favourite for locals, featuring over 100 stalls offering a wide range of gifts, decorations, and festive treats. The grandeur of Chatsworth House itself adds to the magic of this market. The beautifully decorated stalls are housed in wooden chalets, and the scent of mulled wine and roasted chestnuts fills the air. If you are looking to attend, pre-booking is essential.
Denby Pottery Village Christmas Market
At the Denby Pottery Village, they will be hosting their annual Christmas market between the 1st to 4th December and the 8th to 10th December. You can expect to find over 30 stalls offering a delightful selection of handmade pottery, including intricately designed ornaments, tableware and decorative pieces which will make exceptional gifts as well as artisan food and drinks. The best part is admission is free!
Bakewell Christmas Market
Nestled in the heart of Bakewell town, the Bakewell Christmas Market is described by organisers as a ‘quintessential English’ Christmas market. The historic market town will come to life with the spirit of Christmas on the 18th and 19th November, as over 100 festive stalls and gazebos line the streets. Locals and visitors can explore a delightful assortment of local crafts, seasonal gifts and artisan foods – don’t forget to try the famous Bakewell tart while you’re there!
Chesterfield Christmas Market
If you visit the town of Chesterfield on the 19th November, you can attend Chesterfield’s Christmas Lights Switch On and Market. The market showcases the talents of local artisans, offering a wide range of unique gifts, crafts, and lets not forget, the delicious food and drink. The market square comes alive with festive decorations and live entertainment. I think we can all agree, this is not one to be missed.
Victorian Matlock Christmas Market
Get transported back in time to an era of elegance and tradition at the Victorian Matlock Christmas Market between the 1st and 3rd December. The town is beautifully transformed into a winter wonderland, complete with period costumes and décor. Over 150 stalls offer unique gifts and handcrafted items, and the streets are filled with the sounds of carol singers, fun fair rides and street entertainment for the whole family.
Come and Visit The Littleover Lodge Hotel This Christmas
After a day of strolling and exploring the Christmas markets, make sure to stop by one of Derby’s best hotels, the Littleover Lodge Hotel, for a festive get-together or staycation. We are located a 20 minute drive from the Denby Pottery Village. Our gastro menu is open Wednesday to Friday from 5 to 9pm, Saturdays from 2 to 9pm and Sundays from 12am to 8pm for whatever you desire. Whether that is a hearty roast dinner, stonebaked pizza or a deluxe hot chocolate. To book a table, complete our booking form or call our reception team on 0133 251 0161.