Take a Peak District Christmas or New Year break. Do some Christmas shopping at one of the Christmas markets. Take a bracing walk in the countryside. Relax and get into that Christmas spirit.
If you’d love to get away for a mini break before Christmas, then consider a break in Byre or Hayloft Cottages. Our cottages have underfloor heating, log burning stoves for added atmosphere and are cosy all day long.
Christmas and New Year 2023
You can start your break on any day that you like, our breaks are flexible. Our minimum stay is 2 nights (except over Christmas itself). Come and stay to make the most of all the seasonal events that the Peak District and Derbyshire have to offer.
We decorate the cottages from early December to get you into that Christmassy spirit.
Things to do in late November & December
As you can see below there’s something going somewhere nearby every weekend from mid November. Come and enjoy this magical time of year.
Christmas Markets and Events 2023
Chatsworth Christmas Market – 4-26 November.
More than 100 stalls. Free but parking charges apply. Pre-booking essential.
Haddon Hall Mercatum Artisan Markets – 16th-19th Nov, 23rd-26th Nov, 30th Nov-3rd Dec and 7th-10th Dec
Bakewell Christmas Market – 18th and 19th November
Buxton Christmas Weekend Bazaar – 18th and 19th November
Seasonal foods, gifts and Santa’s Grotto
Chesterfield Christmas Markets – every day from 8th December
There’ll be a special market day on 19th November for the Christmas lights switch on
Chesterfield Artisan Market – Sunday 26th November and 17th December
The artisan market takes place on the last Sunday of every month.
Ashbourne Late Night Shopping – every Friday evening throughout December.
Lantern procession, hog roast and market stalls.
Bakewell Farmers Market – Saturday 23rd December
Matlock Victorian Christmas Market – 1st-3rd December
Over 200 stalls – a winter wonderland!
Christmas weekends at Cromford Mills – the first three weekends in December
Unique gifts, live music, arts and crafts show
Stately Homes dressed for Christmas
Chatsworth – 4th November to 7th January 2024
“A magical Nordic winter”
Haddon Hall – various dates from 16th December to 4th January
Hardwick Hall – 17th November to 7th January
Lyme Park – 1st to 24th December
Christmas at Revolution House – 7th to 24th December (Thursdays to Sundays)
Not a stately home but see what a 17th Century Christmas would have looked like
The Polar Express at Churnet Valley Railway – 18th November
A magical journey to the North Pole
Bakewell Christmas Sparkle – 26th November
Santa’s little helpers are busy planning this family-friendly FREE day out
Bolsover Lantern Parade and Christmas Festival – 2nd December
Stalls and funfair attractions, carol singing and musical entertainment
Decorated Christmas Trees in Bakewell, Chesterfield, Castleton. Please ask for details