Christmas markets in the Peak District you don’t want to miss

The Peak District is known for its scenic trails and beautiful views. But did you know it’s also got amazing Christmas markets?

Now that the festive season is just around the corner what better way to plan out some days in the Peak District than by choosing which Christmas markets you want to explore. We’ve also found some great festive themed days out that would also be great if you have children you want to keep entertained. The Peak District would make the perfect destination for a winter staycation in 2021 especially with the fun festive additions you could enjoy.


Christmas at Chatsworth

Where? Chatsworth, Bakewell, Derbyshire, DE45 1PP

When? 6th November 2021 – 9th January 2022

Time? Selected when buying tickets, no later than 3pm

How Much? Adults – £26, Children – £15, Family (2 adults, 3 children) – £70

Other Info:

  • Tickets include access to the house, garden, farmyard and playground
  • This event has been going for over 20 years
  • Explore the beautiful house that has been decorated for Christmas

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Peak Rail Santa & Steam SpecialsCouple looking at a gift to buy from a stall at the Christmas market

Where? Rowsley South Station, Harrison Way, Darley Dale, Matlock, DE4 2LF

When? 4th, 5th, 11th, 12th, 18th, 19th, 22nd, 23rd and 24th December

Time? Trains depart at 10.30am, 12.12pm, 1.54pm & 3.36pm

How Much? Table for 2 people – £21, Table for 4 people – £42, Private compartment for 6 people – £63

Other Info:

  • Santa and his elves hand out age-suited gifts to all the children on the train
  • Mince pie and hot chocolate for all the adults
  • Professional entertainers for the duration of your hour-long journey

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Mercatum Christmas Artisan Market

Where? The Estate Office, Haddon Hall, Bakewell, DE45 1LA

When? 18th-21st & 25th–28th November 2021

Time? 10am – 5pm

How Much? Adults – £7.50, Children – free

Other Info:

  • Amazing range of food and gifts on offer to purchase
  • Most of the marquees are located outdoors and some inside the Hall
  • A fun shopping experience that is a little different to your usual Christmas market

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Matlock Christmas MarketFather holding his baby daughter while she looks at items on the Christmas market

Where? Causeway Lane, Matlock, DE4 3AR

When? 18th & 19th December 2021

Time? 9am – 5pm

How Much? Free

Other Info:

  • Over 150 stalls selling food and crafts
  • Entertainment such as a funfair for children
  • Santa’s Grotto

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Christmas Wonderland at the Pavilion Gardens

Where? The Pavilion Gardens, St John’s Rd, Buxton, SK17 6BE

When? 20th November – 5th December 2021

Time? 12pm – 8pm

How Much? Free

Other Info:

  • Ice skating and children’s rides
  • Christmas gifts, food and drink stalls
  • Santa’s grotto

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Why not have a festive holiday this year and book a few nights away in our stunning Peak District resort?

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