This post lists over 10 of the best Christmas markets in the East Midlands for 2019. Find a wonderful and 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.
Boston – Christmas Market 2019 – Lincolnshire
“Boston Christmas Market will return for 2019 on the 21st of November.T he Christmas Market will feature live entertainment in the evening, a variety of stalls in the Market Place and Wide Bargate, Santa’s Grotto (in the Stump), the Lights Switch On, by Christmas in Boston and much more!
As with previous years, the event will feature an Illuminate Parade by Transported Arts to celebrate our historical links with the Pilgrims and our ties to America.”
Burghley House, Christmas Market 2019, Stamford – Lincolnshire
“Our biggest ever Christmas Fair, with the special Angel Fair, will offer a unique opportunity to find perfect gifts in the beautiful Elizabethan surrounding of the Chestnut Courtyard and Brewhouse. Wander amongst the chalets, heated marquees and Fine Food Market and enjoy the perfect Christmas shopping opportunity in the festive surroundings of Burghley. The Fair runs from 9:30am – 4pm (3pm on Sunday)”. 28th Nov to 1st December. Entrance fee unknown.
Catthorpe Manor Estate, Near Rugby – Christmas Market 2019 – Leicestershire
“With exquisite, handcrafted goods, all lovingly made by artists and craftspeople from across the Midlands, this Christmas Market, organised in partnership with Handcrafted Delights, is the perfect place to stock up on unique gifts you won’t find on the highstreet.” Plus Santa’s Grotto.
Chatsworth House – Christmas Market 2019 – 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. Enjoy a visit later in the day and experience the market at dusk with a magical feel.” Opening dates – TBC
Lincoln City Centre – Christmas Market 2019
“If you want to get into the festive spirit you’ve come to the right place! Lincoln Christmas Market is one of the oldest and most popular markets around, scooping award after award.
Over 250 market stalls line the streets around the city’s stunning Gothic Cathedral, whilst twinkling lights lead you through Castle Square to Victorian-themed traders selling a wide range of festive food and drinks alongside handmade crafts and stocking fillers; all of which is wrapped up in a friendly welcome. The Christmas Market gives visitors and residents a truly festive experience, with a traditional, high-quality event for all the family.” 5th to 8th December. Free entry.
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Mansfield – Christmas Market 2019 – Nottinghamshire
“This year we are hosting our special Christmas market with lovely Christmas Chalets on West Gate, Mansfield Town Centre, for even longer, due to demand! The chalets will be set up ready to open every day from Sunday 17th November, the BIG Switch on day through to Sunday 22nd December from 10am. With special late night openings too! We have lots of lovely things to see and do, with Carol singing from local schools, entertainment from local musicians, free goodies and prizes to be won!”
Matlock Bath – Christmas Market 2019 – Derbyshire
The Victorian Matlock Christmas Market 2019 will take place on – Friday 6th, Saturday 7th and Sunday 8th December 2019. For further information please see this year’s brochure
Nottingham City Centre – Christmas Market 2019
“This year’s Christmas market has been expanded even further. We are welcoming around 20 new traders to the City with 70 stalls in total bringing an even greater variety of gifts to this year’s event. Our independent traders have been carefully chosen in order to offer the best in quality and diversity of offer. We have something for everyone including artisan cheeses, plants, homemade chutneys, mead, jewellery, scents, fashion, retro style, Eco art, Lego art, Fair-trade, Continental food, local homemade stew and home accessories to offer the discerning visitor.” Plus Ice skating, toboggan, rides, ice bar and more. 14th November to 31st December. Free entry, some activities require the purchase of a ticket.
Skegness – Christmas Market 2019 – Lincolnshire
“The 2019 Skegness Victorian Market will take place on Saturday 30th November, the day after the light switch on Friday Night. Join in the festivities of the annual Skegness Christmas Market with traditional stalls, Christmas gifts and crafts, mulled wine and mince pies, roast chestnuts, Live Entertainment and much more. Last year we had over 50 stalls and hope to have the same again this year. Also, visit Santa in his Grotto inside the Hildreds Shopping Centre. Only £5 per child and includes a present and you can have your photo taken with Santa. No booking is required for the grotto apart from the Light Switch On Night where it is bookings only.”
Tattershall Castle – Christmas Market 2019 – Lincolnshire
“If you are struggling to think of what presents to get this year why not pop over to the castle on Saturday 17th and Sunday 18th November for the annual Christmas Market. You’ll find perfect presents and ideal stocking fillers handmade by Lincolnshire craftspeople and food suppliers offering an alternative to the mass produced stock found in the high street. Admission to the castle is free all weekend so why not grab a mince pie, nibble a roasted chestnut, slurp some mulled wine and find some unique gifts, all set against the backdrop of a 15th century brick masterpiece.” Normal entry costs apply.
Wollaton Hall – Christmas Market 2019 – Nottinghamshire
“Explore the beautiful Elizabethan mansion, enjoy Christmas markets and festive fayre. All set within 500 acres of rolling parkland. We know it’s a way off, but we’re beginning to get excited about Christmas! Watch this space for more information over the coming months… it’s going to be magical!” 30th November to 5th January.
For great Christmas events across the East Midlands please check out our post – 30 + Best Christmas Events East Midlands 2019 – Meet Santa and More.
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