13 magical Derbyshire Christmas markets you don't want to miss in 2023
Browse hundreds of stalls for beautiful handcrafted items and local gins whilst enjoying a cool evening packed with good food and good times.
One of the joys of entering the final months of the year is all the epic Christmas markets that you can visit - and luckily Derbyshire has more than the lion's share to explore!
We can't wait to wander around a bustling Derbyshire Christmas market, cradling a mug of hot mulled wine. The scent of hotdogs and burgers lingers in the air, as we glance at packed tables full of festive gifts to treat our loved ones to.
Don't know which one to visit first? We’ve rounded up the best Christmas markets from across the county, that are guaranteed to get you feeling festive. Best markets include: Bakewell Christmas Market, Haddon Hall Christmas Market and Chesterfield Artisan Christmas Market 2023.
And take it from us, we couldn’t believe some of the downright magical attractions that lie in store for the people of Derbyshire, in the coming weeks. These include night markets and a Victorian-themed Christmas market that will have even Muggles rejoicing.
Best Christmas markets in Derbyshire with dates, opening times and ticket prices
Victorian Matlock Christmas Market
Muggles are in for a treat with this Victorian-themed market.
There is something so festive about Harry Potter - have you noticed it is always on the telly at Christmas?
James McKay, the man who supplied owls for the Harry Potter And The Philosopher’s Stone film, will be at this Christmas market with his cute feathered friends.
There will be a fireworks display, a family fun fair, Santa’s Grotto and a whopping 200 stalls which means you will have a fabulous time picking festive treats.
Dates: Friday December 1 - Sunday December 3, 2023 (9am - 6pm)
Address: Hall Leys Park, Causeway Lane, Matlock, Derbyshire DE4 3SX
The West Mill Christmas Market
Browse over 30 stalls selling festive treats including jewellery, handcrafted gifts, photography, hampers, children’s toys, fashion garments and local gins.
Date: Sunday, December 3, 2023 from 10:30am to 5pm.
Address: The West Mill, Darley Abbey Mills, Haslams Lane, Darley Abbey, Derby DE22 1DZ
Cost: £4 for adult, £2 for child, £10 for a family ticket (2 adults, 2 children)
Artcore Winter Wonderland Christmas Market
This popular creative space that also doubles up as an art gallery and café is an ideal venue to host a Christmas market.
The theme this year is Winter Wonderland and people can get into the festive spirit by discovering unique gifts from talented artists to make this holiday season extra special.
Date: Friday November 24, 2023 (4pm - 8pm) and Saturday November 25, 2023 (11am - 4pm)
Address: Artcore Gallery, 8 Osnabruck Square, Albert Street, Derby DE1 2DS
The Farmhouse At Mackworth Christmas Market
This cosy restaurant will be hosting its annual festive market in The Folly and The Library.
Enjoy live music, sip mulled wine, tuck into a hot hog roast sandwich and browse fabulous festive gifts.
Date: Sunday December 3, 2023 from 11am to 3pm.
Address: Ashbourne Road, Mackworth, Derby DE22 4LY
Sadler Gate Christmas Market
You’ll be spoilt for choice as you can browse over 100 artisan stalls filled with handcrafted items that would look great in any Christmas stocking.
Held in the vibrant Sadler Gate area, you can even duck into shops and support local independent businesses there.
Carol singers and entertainment at Electric Daisy and Old Bell Hotel is just the icing on top of this tasty Christmas cake.
Date: Thursday November 30, 2023 from 5pm - 9.30pm.
Address: Sadler Gate, Derby city centre
Derby Ethical Christmas Market
This is one of the earliest markets this year and with over 60 traders gearing up this weekend, it is sure to be a busy event.
You can expect to enjoy retail therapy and enjoy creative workshops including a glazed ceramic workshop and aroma workshop.
Date: Saturday November 4, 2023 from 10.30am - 3.30pm.
Address: The Chocolate Factory, Siddals Road, DE1 QD
Cost: £2 for adult, free for those under 18
For more information visit their Facebook event’s page by clicking here.
Denby Pottery Village Christmas Market
This market spanning seven days is one of the longest on our list, which kicks off on the first weekend in December.
There will be over 30 stall holders selling artisan gifts and handcrafted items that would make brilliant stocking fillers.
Dates: December 1, 2, 3, 4, 8, 9, 10, 2023 (9am - 5pm)
Friday, Saturday, Monday (9am - 5pm), Sunday (10am - 4pm)
Address: Derby Road, Ripley DE5 8NX
Bakewell Christmas Market
Organisers say this is a ‘quintessential English’ Christmas market that will host over 100 stalls and gazebos.
Traders from Bakewell’s popular Monday market and Peak District markets will be in attendance so you can have a wide selection of stalls to pick festive treats from.
Dates: Saturday November 18 and Sunday November 2023 19 (9am - 5pm)
Address: The sprawling markets can be found on Market Street, Granby Road and Riverside Crescent, Bakewell, Derbyshire DE45 1HA
Haddon Hall Christmas Market
This market which organisers say exudes ‘atmospheric charm’ is filled with traders selling quaint gifts and artisanal food.
Christmas markets will be held on various dates in November and December and you can book half-day tickets for either a morning or afternoon session.
Dates: November 16, 17, 18, 19, 23, 24, 25, 26, 30 and December 1, 2, 3, 7, 8, 9, 10, 2023.
Address: Haddon Hall, Bakewell, Derbyshire DE45 1LA
Cost: £9.50 for adult (includes parking) £2.50 for children (5-15 yrs), free for children (0-4yrs)
Chatsworth Christmas Market
Enjoy mulled wine or German beer as you take a leisurely stroll through these Christmas markets boasting over 100 market stalls.
There will be a wide range of Christmas gifts to buy, decorations to give your home a festive makeover and live music.
Visit the Stables shop for more fashionable gifts, or if all that shopping is making you hungry, tuck into fresh churros, wafer-thin pancakes hot from the griddle or a hearty pork roll.
Dates: November 4 - 26, 2023, Monday - Thursday 10am - 5.30pm and Friday - Sunday 10am - 6pm
Address: Chatsworth House, Bakewell, Derbyshire DE45 1PP
Cost: Admission to the Christmas market is free, however, car parking fees do apply.
Car parking fees as follows: Weekdays | £17 per car before 3pm / £11 per car after 3pm
Weekends | £28 per car before 3pm / £17 per car after 3pm
Chesterfield Artisan Christmas Market
This monthly market will have a festive theme.
Expect arts, crafts and Christmas gifts to give (and perhaps even to bag yourself?).
Date: Sunday December 17, 2023 19 (10am - 4pm)
Address: Main Square, Chesterfield, Derbyshire, S40 1AH
Ashbourne Stepping Stones Christmas Market
This unique Christmas market with a twist is at the Stepping Stones pub.
Not that you needed an excuse to enjoy a nice cool pint at the weekend, but the location makes it a nice treat after a busy morning of browsing stalls packed with festive items.
A bonus is that Santa will also be onsite, so make sure you’re behaving and you may even wind up on his Good List.
Dates: Sunday November 19 and Saturday November 25, 2023 (9am - 2pm)
Address: Stepping Stones Pub, Carnation way, A52, Ashbourne, Derbyshire DE6 1AY
Shottle Hall Christmas Market
Expect seasonal products from greenery, plants, interiors, vintage, home fragrance, jewellery and more.
Dates: Friday November 24 (4pm - 8.30pm) - Saturday November 25 (10am – 4pm) 2023
Address: Shottle Hall, White Lane, Shottle, Derbyshire DE56 2EB
*All information is correct at the time of publishing. Some events require pre-booking, and it is advisable to check with event organisers before travelling.