Festive Market

Wed 1 - Fri 24 Dec

Location: Market Place

Tickets: FREE entry

About the event

Derby Market Place will make a festive transformation to host a traditional Festive Market. Browse a unique range of international stalls selling a fantastic array of unusual crafts, gifts, food and drink.

Derby’s Festive Outdoor Market will return this year with gifts galore and a host of festive stalls to get you in the Christmas spirit! Soak up the atmosphere and browse a range of unique gifts each week including hand crafted products from locally owned Benaberry, gifts for both him and her from Darley’s Jewellery and unique designs from Thunderbug designs, as well as festive food and drink.  It’s the perfect opportunity to do some Christmas shopping, support small businesses and treat yourself to a mince pie. This is one traditional Christmas market not to be missed. 

Festive food and drink will also be available including turkey and cranberry cobs and a brie and cranberry vegetable option from our food stall ‘Urban Pig.’ Alongside this our Festive Market bar will be offering bar drinks with added extras including luxury hot chocolate, Prosecco, mulled wine and cider, hot soup and liqueur coffee. We will also be joined by ‘Dough to Go’ from the 8 December who will be serving wood fired pizzas to enjoy as you explore the festive market or before joining us for one of our Christmas performances

Entry to the Festive Market is free.

View the dates panel for opening times. On most days the market is open until 5pm, and 4pm on Sundays, with late night shopping:

Friday 3 Dec until 7pm

Thursdays from 9 Dec until 8pm

Saturdays from 11 Dec until 6:15pm

The market closes on Fri 24 Dec Christmas Eve at 3pm


  • Hot House Ceramics
  • Benaberry
  • Darleys Jewellery
  • Thunderbug Designs
  • My New England
  • Daisy Chain
  • So Sweet Bakes
  • Eves Plants
  • Hogg Norton Fruit Liqueurs
  • Divine Box
  • Crafting Wonders
  • Mini Figure Mania
  • Withers Gin
  • UK Bookworms

Our Festive Market is just one of the seasonal events taking place as part of Festive Derby this year. Why not see how many gingerbread men you can spot around the city in our Gingerbread trail or browse the full list of Festive Derby events that you can get involved with. 

Dates & Times

Festive Market

Wed 1 Dec 2021, 11am

Thu 2 Dec 2021, 11am

Fri 3 Dec 2021, 11am

Sat 4 Dec 2021, 10am

Sun 5 Dec 2021, 10am

Wed 8 Dec 2021, 11am

Thu 9 Dec 2021, 11am

Fri 10 Dec 2021, 11am

Sat 11 Dec 2021, 10am

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Prices & Offers

FREE entry