10+ Best Christmas Markets in East Midlands

This post lists over 10 of the best Christmas markets in the East Midlands. 2021 is looking a bit more promising than this time last year. 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.

10+ Best Christmas Markets in East Midlands

Boston – Christmas Market 2021 – Lincolnshire

Info from a previous event – “The Boston Christmas Market will return for 2020 including the lights switch-on by Christmas In Boston and the Illuminate Parade by Transported.” As it stands there has been no official confirmation that this market will be going ahead.


Burghley House, The Burghley Christmas Fair, Stamford – Lincolnshire

Our traditional and spectacular Burghley Christmas Fair returns! Wander among the chalets, heated marquees and Fine Food Market and enjoy a unique Christmas shopping opportunity. Offering everything from luxury gifts, festive treats, artisan food and more.

25th – 28th November 2021


Catthorpe Manor Estate, Near Rugby – Christmas Market 2021 – Leicestershire

There is no official confirmation, as yet, that this event will be going ahead.


Chatsworth House – Christmas Market 2021 – Derbyshire

Where better 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, it’s a great way to start the festive season. You can also explore our own exclusive ranges in the Stables shop with a wide range of home and fashion gifts, and lots of lovely stocking fillers.

6th – 24th November 2021


Cleethorpes Coast Light Railway – Christmas Fair 2021 – Lincolnshire

Info from a previous event – New for 2020, join us for a fair of Festive Fun! This will be a magical Christmas experience that’s guaranteed to get you in the festive spirit. Enjoy our all-weather market to pick up those last-minute Christmas gifts at one of the craft, gift, food and drink stalls.

This event is yet to be confirmed.


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. Visitors will have plenty of time to browse, shop and enjoy the exciting range of food and gift choices available.

19 Nov, 20 Nov, 21 Nov, 22 Nov, 26 Nov, 27 Nov, 28 Nov, 29 Nov, 3 Dec, 4 Dec, 5 Dec, 6 Dec 2021


Lincoln – Christmas Market 2021 – Lincolnshire

Visitors are welcomed to this beautiful city and the traditional Christmas Market, where you will enjoy cultural entertainment and stroll around over 200 stalls nestled within the medieval square and surrounding area.

A contemporary cathedral city with over 2,000 years of history, Lincoln is the perfect place to visit over the festive period. Take a trip back through time and stroll along the cobbles the cultural quarter of the city. The medieval square between the impressive Norman castle and the magnificent gothic cathedral is the perfect backdrop for the Christmas Market.

2nd to 5th December 2021

10 + Best Christmas Markets in East Midlands


Mansfield – Christmas Market 2021 – Nottinghamshire

The ‘I Love Mansfield’ Christmas market will be back once again this year with over 20 lovely Christmas Chalets on West Gate, Mansfield Town Centre, NG18 1HX. Come and enjoy a stroll around The ‘I Love Mansfield’ Christmas Market for those special stocking fillers and enjoy a delicious drink or bite to eat. This year our food and drink court will be extra special. We will be taking extra care to be safe and will follow the Covid 19 government guidelines at that time.

27th November – 22nd December


Matlock Bath – Christmas Market 2021 – Derbyshire

Over 170 stalls to buy some Christmas goodies/handmade gifts, caterers for all tastes, festive entertainment throughout the event, including Santa’s Grotto, Christmas Parade, Fireworks and much more.

18th & 19th December in Hall Leys Park, Matlock


Newark Festive Gift Show 2020 – Nottinghamshire

Book your stand now! We are now taking exhibitor applications for the Newark Festive Gift Show 2020! In line with COVID-19 guidelines, the Newark Festive Gift Show will be at the Newark Showground on Saturday 31st October and Sunday 1st November 2020. We have two inside shopping market halls and a large outdoor area for you to sell your products in a safe COVID secure environment. Online tickets will be available to purchase from Monday 5th October 2020.

30th & 31st October 2021


Normanby Hall – Christmas Market – Lincolnshire

Info from a previous event – Explore Normanby Hall Country Park this Christmas and visit the traditional festive market with a range of stalls from local producers. With lots of festive spirit in the air it’s set to be a brilliant weekend for all the family.

Event is not yet confirmed.


Nottingham City Centre – Christmas Market 2021


Skegness – Christmas Market 2021 – Lincolnshire

The Skegness Christmas Market makes a return for 2021 and will be a 2-day event. The Skegness Christmas Illuminations will also be switched on this weekend.

27th & 28th November


Tattershall Castle – Christmas Market 2021 – Lincolnshire

Event to be confirmed.


Wollaton Hall – Victorian Christmas 2021 – Nottinghamshire

Event to be confirmed.


10+ Best Christmas Markets in East Midlands

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10+ Best Christmas Markets in East Midlands