Festive Markets

4th December 2020 - 6th December 2020, 10th December 2020 - 13th December 2020, 18th December 2020 - 23rd December 2020 FREE entry

Over three weekends, Derby Market Place will be strung with lights, and be a spacious, safe, seasonal home to small businesses showcasing stalls featuring creative crafts, gorgeous gifts, fabulous food and more.

The markets will be free to enter, but capacity on the Market Place will be limited on each weekend, to allow for social distancing - so please be patient, queue respectfully or come back later when it's quieter – together we'll help to make this a fantastic Christmas shopping experience.

Given the current situation, all stallholders are subject to last minute change or confirmation, but we have a great range of traders lined up featuring a mix of bespoke gifts and tasty treats.  For foodies, there are festive bakes and cakes - including those with a Caribbean twist, loaves, hampers, tray bakes, cookies, yule logs & mince pies, along with handmade fudge, personalised chocolates and sweets.

If you are looking for that extra special personalised gift, you'll find laser cut gifts and ornaments, Christmas decoration kits and handmade wooden toys & jewellery alongside stalls selling books, wax melts and hand-crafted wooden Christmas gifts, plants and cards.

Fri 4 – Sun 6 Dec

10am – 4pm

The first weekend in our series of Festive markets, gives Christmas shoppers the chance to support local and regional businesses by buying some unique gifts in an open-air setting. 

You'll find a range of traders selling:

Award winning cakes and hampers - Christmas decorations, and laser cut personalised gifts

Handmade fudge and chocolate gifts - Dress jewellery, gifts & Christmas decorations

Handcrafted wooden toys - Tray bakes, yule logs, mince pies and more

Hand crafted wooden Christmas gifts and decorations - Wax melt gift sets

Scarfs & handbags

* all traders and products are subject to change

Thu 10 – Sun 13 Dec

10am – 4pm

The second weekend in our series of Festive markets, sees more local and regional businesses selling unique gifts in an open-air setting.  Give them some support and find the perfect present or treat yourself to something special!

Traders currently confirmed(*) include:

Framed and unframed artwork prints and gifts - Handmade fudge and chocolate gifts

Children's books - Handcrafted wooden toys

Handmade pottery and porcelain wall art, vessels and jewellery

Cross stitch card, hoops & pictures - Bags and hair accessories

Handmade and bespoke hats in a range of materials - Home decor, gifts and decorations

Hand crafted wooden Christmas gifts and decorations - Costume jewellery, scarfs & handbags

* all traders and products are subject to change

Fri 18 – Wed 23 Dec

10am – 4pm

Make & Trade Festive Market

The final Festive market will celebrate local makers and creators, showcasing their work, and giving you the chance to take home some great gifts.

Held across three days, the market will include up to twenty-five chalets of craft, food and creativity, all considerately curated by Mainframe - an initiative that aims to bring together a community of digital and creative business across Derby & Derbyshire.

Mainframe is based in QUAD, right on Market Place, and are part of the Big House project, supporting the creative community.

Precautions to make the Festive Markets COVID19 safe

  • Limited capacity
  • One group in, one group out
  • Social distancing marshals
  • Contactless payment
  • All stalls have an area in front of them that contains one group at a time (max. 6)
  • Hand sanitiser available
  • Robust evacuation procedures
  • Cleaning regime for toilets
  • Staff monitoring and assisting customers in social distancing
  • One-way system
  • Face coverings recommended for all stallholders and shoppers

Measures listed will be in line with updated local and national Government guidance and changes will be made in line with this if needed.

Derby Market Place
Derby DE1 3AH

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Derby is currently in Tier 3. Please be aware of the restrictions in this tier and comply with government guidance. Keep visiting the Visit Derby website for regular updates. Thank you.