EXPLORE THE BEST OF THE PEAK DISTRICT
The Peaks come alive with the magic of Christmas, celebrating artisan makers and food producers at festive markets located in glorious stately homes and charming country villages. Book a stay at Wildhive and explore these delightful festive fairs.
Chatsworth will become the Palace of Advent this winter and feature; Christmas House tours with Afternoon Tea, Storytime with Father Christmas, a Magical Winter Ball, Christmas in the Garden with interactive light and sound trail and the spectacular Christmas Market with more than 100 stalls offering Christmas gifts and decorations ~ this is the perfect time to visit Chatsworth House.
Chatsworth Christmas Market ~ pre-booking essential
From 4th-26th Nov (well behaved dogs allowed on a lead)
Weekdays £17 per car before 3pm / £11 after 3pm
Weekends £28 per car before 3pm / £17 after 3pm
Christmas at Chatsworth ~ pre-booking essential
From 4th Nov – 7th Jan (see late night opening times online)
Tickets include car parking and admission to house and/or garden and farmyard and the Christmas market (during November)
Adult £34 / Child £19 ~ House, garden, farmyard and Christmas Market
Adult £18.50 / Child £11 - Garden, and Christmas Market
Image courtesy of Chatsworth House Trust
MERCATUM MARKET & Christmas events at
The Hall will be glistening and sparkling with baubles, twinkling lights, traditional candles and beautifully dressed Christmas trees. Fires will roar and the sound of carols will be heard.
The seasonal Mercatum Artisan Markets showcase the work of carefully curated makers allowing visitors the opportunity to browse the stands within the atmospheric rooms and grounds of the historic medieval Haddon Hall, beautifully decorated and brimming with exquisite gifts and food. Booking is recommended. Mercatum dates are:
Week 1 ~ Thurs 16th-Sunday 19th November
Week 2 ~ Thurs 23rd-Sunday 26th November
Week 3 ~ Thurs 30th Nov- Sunday 3rd December
Week 4 ~ Thurs 7th - Sunday 10th December
Morning 9.30am-1pm / Afternoon 1.30pm-5.00pm ~ Adults £9.50 / Child £2.50 ~ Sorry, no dogs allowed
Visit Haddon Hall this Christmas and experience; Evening Candlelight Tours, Festive Menus, delicious Hot Chocolate and Christmas cake in the Haddon Restaurant. Use the link below for more information. Booking in advance is recommended.
Meet the Makers
Peak Village, Chatsworth Road, Rowsley, DE4 2JE.
Saturday 2nd & Sunday 3rd December
Visit the charming village of Rowsley and discover a wide range of handcrafted gifts and decorations at the Peak Village 'Meet the Makers' indoor Christmas market featuring local Derbyshire Makers.
Take the opportunity to explore Peak Village's independent and national retailers showcasing homeware and interiors, gardening and gifts.
Live music and food from Chatsworth Kitchen.
Well behaved dogs are welcome on a lead.
Explore Christmas village fairs across the Peaks
Bakewell Christmas Fair
Bakewell Town Centre (parking DE45 1AH)
Saturday 18th & Sunday 19th November ~ 9am-5pm
The quintessential English Christmas fair with 100 stalls and gazebos featuring crafts, gifts, wreaths, plants, food and drink with local suppliers and traders.
Bakewell Christmas Sparkle
Bakewell Agricultural Centre, DE45 1AH
26th November ~ 10am-4pm
Food, drink, music, wreath making at this independent Christmas market.
Belper Winter Food & Gift Festival
Belper Town Centre, DE56 1PZ
3rd December ~ 10am-3pm
The town will be filled with a lovely selection of stalls featuring artisan food, drink, gifts and crafts.
Derbyshire Christmas Market
Shottle Hall, White Lane, Belper DE56 2EB
Friday 24th November ~ 4pm-8pm
Saturday 25th November ~ 10am-4pm
Gorgeous seasonal products from over 45 hand selected small businesses including seasonal blooms, greenery, interiors, decorative vintage, home fragrance, handmade jewellery and artisan food.
Eyam Festive Market
Old Market Hall, Eyam S32 5QW
18th-26th November ~ 11am-4pm
Relaxed festive shopping event with crafts by local makers in the historic village of Eyam (near the stocks).
Matlock Christmas Market
Hall Keys Park, Matlock Town Centre, DE4 3AR
16th & 17th December ~ 9am-5pm
150 stalls of local and European produce and craft, live entertainment, hot roast chestnuts, stilt walkers.