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The Most Festive Christmas Markets in Derbyshire 2022

One of my all-time favourite festive activities is to attend a Christmas market. Derbyshire has some fabulously festive markets, with the jewel in the crown probably being the Chatsworth Christmas market. I’ve rounded up everything you need to know about the best Christmas markets in Derbyshire, in date order, fully updated for 2022.

Chatsworth Christmas Market 2022

  • Chatsworth House, near Bakewell
  • 5th November 2022 to 23rd November 2022
  • Well behaved dogs welcome on leads (but be aware it does get really busy)

Chatsworth hosts one of the biggest and most popular Christmas markets in Derbyshire and the Peak District. Expect 100 market stalls offering a delightful range of Christmas gifts and decorations. Outdoor bars serving mulled wine or a traditional German beer and a tempting array of street food. Expect gourmet burgers and sausages, hot pork rolls, pancakes, churros and much, much more. Live music to guarantee the festive spirit. 

Entry to the market is free with any House or Garden ticket (both of which are spectacular at any time of the year and truly magical at Christmas) – or you can book car parking here which is pretty pricy, so definitely consider car sharing or travel by bus.

Be aware of Facebook groups/pages claiming to be the Chatsworth Christmas market – these may well be scams – only book through the official Chatsworth website.

Read about my visit to Chatsworth Christmas Market here

Derby’s Ethical Christmas Market 2022

  • Saturday 5th November 2022, 10am – 4pm
  • St Werburgh’s, Friar Gate, Derby
  • £1 entry (free for kids) and not ticketed

Over thirty stalls of the city’s finest ethical makers and businesses making it easy to shop sustainably. Mulled wine, mince pies, hot chocolate and a very festive atmosphere in a special setting.

Limited street parking. Car parking at Parksafe on Bold Lane is nearby.

Fabulous Places Christmas Market 2022

Fabulous Places have established themselves as a leading events company, and have been running Christmas markets for over a decade. Their seasonal events are always special. Expect beautifully curated, independent shopping, fabulously festive food and drink and plenty of seasonal surprises (that will be highly Instagram-able!).

Huge Christmas tree at Haddon Hall Christmas market in Derbyshire
Haddon Hall

Haddon Hall Christmas Market 2022

  • Three long weekends: Thursday 17th to Sunday 20th November 2022, Thursday 24th to Sunday 27th November 2022 and Thursday 1st December to Sunday 4th December 2022, 9.30am to 5pm (last entry 4pm)
  • Haddon Hall, near Bakewell
  • Adults £7.50, Under 16s free, free parking
  • No dogs
  • Tickets can be booked online but this is not essential and entry can be paid on arrival.

The stunning backdrop of Haddon Hall always makes for a lovely market. I’m a big fan of their Mercatum artisan markets throughout the year but the winter market is the most special. The hall is beautifully dressed for Christmas, with some of the stalls located inside the historic building.

Christmas markets in Derbyshire

Christmas Market at Thornbridge

Friday 18th to Sunday 20th November 2022, 10am to 4pm

FREE to enter Christmas market in Thornbridge’s beautiful Carriage House with twenty stalls of local artisan makers. Products on sale include including gin, bean-to-bar chocolate, candles, art, jewellery and much more. The Gardens will also be free to enter on these dates.

Quackers Cafe will be serving warming festive sweet and savoury treats, mulled wine, and liqueur coffees all weekend – or book a festive afternoon tea. Meet Father Christmas on Saturday 19th only.

Bakewell Christmas Market 2022

  • Saturday 19th and Sunday 20th November 2022
  • 9am – 5pm
  • Bakewell Market Place and surrounding streets
  • Free entry

A quintessentially English market with over one hundred stalls. Expect seasonal music, Santa’s grotto, a range of entertainment including children’s fair rides.

Held on hard standing (so no wellies required!).

mulled wine - Christmas markets in Derbyshire
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Mama Meet and Market Festive Family Market 2022

  • Saturday 19th and Sunday 20th November 2022
  • The Chocolate Factory, Derby

Shopping at gorgeous small businesses in a truly family friendly environment and yummy street food from Bustler market

Derbyshire Makers Christmas Artisan Fair 2022

  • Saturday 19th and Sunday 20th November 2022
  • The Whitworth Centre, Darley Dale, Matlock
  • Free entry
  • Car parking and disabled access

Approximately thirty stalls selling beautiful handmade gifts from some of Derbyshire’s most talented makers in a beautiful location. All of the makers are from Derbyshire – a brilliant way to support the local economy.

The Whitworth is set in acres beautiful parkland making, there’s lots of free parking and a coffee shop.

Midlands Markets 2022 Festive Edition

  • Sunday 27th November 2022
  • 10am to 4pm
  • Shottle Hall, near Belper
  • Previous events have had a small entry fee

A beautiful selection of stalls of local businesses and makers. Plenty of mulled wine and hot food! More information here.

Matlock Victorian Christmas Market 2022

  • Friday 2nd December to Sunday 4th December 2022
  • Hall Leys Park, Matlock
  • Well-behaved dogs welcome on leads

Established in 1994, Matlock’s Victorian Christmas Market is one of the largest festive events. There will be more than 200 stalls and traders offering hand-crafted, artisan goods, local produce and seasonal refreshments. This year, as well as outside stalls, there will be two marquees and a range of entertainment.

The family-friendly event includes festive entertainment including fairground rides and other child-friendly attractions. On Saturday and Sunday, there’s a Santa’s Grotto. The weekend culminates in a spectacular fireworks display

Christmas Market at Denby Pottery Village

  • Friday 2nd to Sunday 4th and Friday 9th to Sunday 11th December 2022
  • Free entry and free parking.

Over 40 different independent stallholders each weekend selling a wide range of handcrafted and personalised items as well as a selection of delicious artisan food (including Project D doughnuts) and drink and a fabulously festive atmosphere. Denby’s beautiful Christmas Shop will be open with seasonal home accessories and festive decorations. Also an opportunity to hand-pick a real Christmas tree and wreath. More information and opening times for each day here. Combine with a personalised meet and greet with Santa, by booking here.

Buxton Christmas Market 2022

  • Saturday 10th December 2022

England’s highest market, in the beautiful spa town of Buxton.

I hope you’ve enjoyed this round up of the best festive markets in Derbyshire in 2022. If this has whet your appetite for all things festive, why not read about Europe’s best Christmas markets? Or UK Christmas attractions?

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By Molly Scott

Derbyshire blogger - bringing you the best places to eat, drink, spa and stay in the wider Derbyshire area. Champion of the most fabulous independents.

3 replies on “The Most Festive Christmas Markets in Derbyshire 2022”

I’d be absolutely thrilled and very grateful if you could give the Banks Mill Open Studios a mention too! It’s open for a whole weekend and gives people the chance to explore artists studios and buy handmade Christmas gifts directly from the source!

It’s a fantastic weekend and it provides so many local creatives with the chance to show people what they do and how they do it.

The Open Studios event is on this year from Fri 26th – Sun 28th Nov. Visit for more info.

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