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10 Best Christmas Markets in East Midlands 2023

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This post lists 10 of the best Christmas markets in the East Midlands in 2023. This post will help you find a festive Christmas market near you across Lincolnshire, Derbyshire, Nottinghamshire and Leicestershire. These are all great places to find the perfect Christmas gift and enjoy some festive treats.

Please contact each event you are considering attending to double-check that they are still going ahead. Please also double-check the event descriptions on the websites concerned as the below information could change. It is essential that you read their own information carefully.

Please also note that there may be an admission charge to some of the following Christmas fairs and some may need to be prebooked.

10+ Best Christmas Markets in East Midlands

Boston – Christmas Market 2023 – Lincolnshire

Plans for 2023 include a four-day event featuring a lights switch-on, a real Christmas tree and live music, as well as market stalls and a “fire garden”. Thursday 23rd to Sunday 26th November 2023


Burghley House, The Burghley Christmas Fair, Stamford – Lincolnshire

The beautiful courtyards and grounds of Burghley House will once again be filled with festive chalets, pagodas and marquees bedecked in sparkling Christmas decorations for the annual Burghley Christmas Fair.

The region’s most magical Christmas Fair with over 150 stalls offering a wide range of artisan and unique gifts. Spend the day finding the perfect presents for loved ones and pick up some unique stocking fillers, handmade decorations, and beautiful homewares. 23rd-26th November 2023


Calke Abbey – Christmas Market – Derbyshire

This Christmas with Curly Magpie shop small, shop local, and support your makers, bakers, and traders at your neighbourhood National Trust property, the treasure that is The Un-Stately Home, Calke Abbey. National Trust admission applies. 2nd, 9th, 16th and 23rd of December.


Chatsworth House – Christmas Market 2023 – Derbyshire

There is no better way to start your Christmas shopping than at the Chatsworth Christmas market. With over 100 market stalls offering a wide range of Christmas gifts and decorations plus live music, it’s a lovely opportunity to welcome in the festive season. Pre-booking essential. 4th-26th November 2023.


Haddon Hall – Mercatum Winter Artisan Market – Derbyshire

Our Mercatum Winter Artisan Markets are hugely popular, so we are delighted to be able to hold them again this year and give our visitors and artisans the opportunity to come together here at Haddon to enjoy a little seasonal magic. 16 Nov, 17 Nov, 18 Nov, 19 Nov


Mansfield – Christmas Market 2023 – Nottinghamshire

Get your diaries out and write down Sunday 26th November for The Civic Corner’s Christmas Market.

Stall holders, please email for a booking form (£15 to stand)

There is a £1 entry fee and we use this to put towards giving back to the local community by offering a Breakfast with Santa Experience to all local primary schools and they choose the children that they feel most deserve this opportunity.


Matlock Bath – Christmas Market 2023 – Derbyshire

This year’s Matlock Christmas Market promises to be our biggest and BEST one yet with a BRAND NEW fabulous family ice rink!

TBA Surprise ►Traditional Christmas Cuisine ► Family Fairground ► Radio Show ► Live Music ► Entertainers ► Brass Bands ► Craft Stalls ► Bubbles ► Face Painting ► Hot Mulled Wine & Cider ► Superheroes ► Birds of Prey ► Hot Roast Chestnuts ► Fire Breather’s ► Stilt Walkers ► Marshmallow pit ► The Grinch & Mascots ► Snow!

With so much to do and it being FREE ENTRY you don’t want to miss it!! 16th & 17th December 2023


Normanby Hall – Christmas Market – Lincolnshire

Our most popular event! A large selection of our brilliant local traders will be selling handmade Christmas gifts and hot and cold food.

Enjoy a festive shopping experience at our fantastic Christmas Market between 10 am-4 pm.

  • Car parking fee applies, CASH ONLY
  • FREE to Membership holders
  • We can experience issues with Wi-Fi signal, so it is advised to bring some cash for purchasing gifts for loved ones
  • Dogs are welcome, but please keep them on their lead

9th and 10th December.


Nottingham City Centre – Christmas Market 2023

Our Market at Nottingham Winter Wonderland is renowned as one of the best in Europe.  With so much to do and see, it’s a festive packed family day out! Located right in the centre of Nottingham we have a wide selection of stalls from all over the world means there certainly is something for everyone.

Our independent traders take over Old Market Square and have been carefully chosen in order to offer the best in quality and diversity. We have something for everyone including artisan cheeses, plants, homemade chutneys, mead, jewellery, scents, fashion, retro style, continental food and home accessories.


Skegness – Christmas Market 2023 – Lincolnshire

Christmas calls for entertainment and streets brimming with enthusiastic energies! There is so much to do and so many places to wander; this festival is a major celebration where you can find dazzling Christmas Markets & Skegness Craft Fairs that are all decked with lights, decor and everything nice.

The Christmas Markets 2023 in Skegness gives you extensive choices for exchanging gifts during this festival. Not just that, bringing you delish food, music and entertainment in all the ways possible. Discover the best of the best Holiday Craft Shows happening near Skegness to take a glance at handmade craft pieces, a wide range of gifting options and of course yummy food. 25th and 26th November.


10+ Best Christmas Markets in East Midlands

For great Christmas events across the East Midlands please check out our post – 30 + Best Christmas Events East Midlands 2023 – Meet Santa and More.


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