Family Festivities

Free entry, some activities have charges



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Markeaton Park
Markeaton Park
DE22 4AA

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Family Festivities at Markeaton Park provides the whole family with the opportunity to buy cards, gifts, decorations and much more in the wonderfully unique Markeaton Park Craft units plus, the outdoor and indoor craft market in the Community Centre. Enjoy festive food from The Orangery, see our festive walkabout characters, or post your printable letter to Father Christmas at the Markeaton North Pole post box.


We are pleased to announce the following artists will be performing at Family Festivities 2023.
Derby Concert Band, Rock Choir, The Invisible Friends, Derwent Valley Wind Band, Local Vocals, Shannon Elmore, Chaddesden Ukulele Players and Gem Connection.

Sat 2 Dec
11am Derby Concert Band

12:30pm Rock Choir

1pm Tutbury Band

1:45pm The Invisible Friends

2:15pm Tutbury Band

Sun 3 Dec
11am Derwent Valley Wind Band

11:45pm Local Vocals

12:15pm Derwent Valley Wind Band

1pm Shannon Elmore

1:30pm Got2Sing

2pm Ukulele Players

2:30pm Gem Connections

Programme may be subject to change, see Derby Parks Facebook page for updates.

Crafts and stalls

There's lots to see and take part in this year including, Jumping Clay, Indoor Craft Market, Famous Trains Model Railway, Dog Grotto, Bubble Workshop, Wreath Making, Derbyshire Police, plus our Markeaton Park Craft Village units will be open. 

The Elf Trail

Can you find Santa’s elves hiding in Markeaton Park, follow the trail, collect the letters and enter the free competition to win a family ticket to Derby LIVE Mother Goose panto. For the Elf trail you can print your Elf Map and complete your entries on the Family Festivities news page.  

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