Bakewell Christmas Weekend 2013

This event has now passed however preparations are now under way for next years Christmas weekend.

Now a firm fixture on Bakewell's annual events calender. The Christmas Weekend event has grown in popularity and it is expected to attract many residents and visitors to the town.

This year’s Christmas Weekend will coincide with the monthly Bakewell farmers market.

Keep this weekend free and make a date to visit Bakewell.


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Here are some of the entertainments to see, more to follow as they confirm.

~ wine, food and whisky tastings.
~ hot chestnuts, mulled wine, bbq and hog roast.
~ street entertainment, fair rides, face painting.
~ bands, carol singers and town cryer.
~ traditional Christmas markets.
~ prize draws, competitions and cookery events.

Christmas tree
switch on at 4.45 on Saturday

This years lights will be switched on by Sean, from the Sean & Becky Peak fm  breakfast show.
Bakewell sliver Band will be playing from 4pm

British Legion Riders will again be attending.

The motorbikes will start the parade from the Agricultural Business Centre at 10am on the Saturday and will parade round town and on to Market Street, they will leave Market Street for the square at 4.35pm.

Bakewell Farmers Market will be held as usual in the Agricultural Business Centre.

Gullivers kingdom will bring their characters, Gully & Gilly and will also be organising face painting.

Helens trust will be bringing Bakewell Bear.

James McKay and his owls will be attending.

The Totally Locally dazzling November prize draw will be drawn at 4.45 on Saturday.

Post a letter to Santa outside Bloomers.

The Old Original Pudding Shop will be hosting Santa's Grotto.
Times: 10am to 4pm on Saturday & 11am to 4pm on Sunday.

Patrick Cooke and his barrel organ will be adding music to the streets.

Peasants Revolt will be playing on Saturday. A group of Musicians playing Medieval music with Hurdy Gurdy, English Bagpipes, Fiddle and Drum. Have a look at there website

Bakewell Silver Band will be playing for the Christmas tree switch on.

The Craftwise Craft Markets will be held in Bakewell Town Hall and open from 10am until 4.30 pm.
There will be a range of quality crafts and gifts available including handmade cards, knitted baby clothes, photography, wrapped gifts, artwork and a variety of different jewellery.

The Reindeer will be visiting on Sunday afternoon  12 - 3pm

The Christmas Quintet will be here on the Sunday between 1pm and 4pm 

Carols by Tideswell Singers around lunchtime on the Sunday.

The Old House Museum will be dressing the house for a Victorian Christmas and will be open from 11am - 4pm over the weekend.

Meet the photographers at the Peak District Photography Gallery in the Bakewell visitor centre. On Saturday Graham Dunn (morning) and Chris Gilbert (afternoon) will be in residence and on Sunday it will be the turn of Karen Frenkel (morning) and Ian Daisley (afternoon).

Iona Fisher will be entertaining us on Saturday with contemporary songs with classical influences. Iona is a classically trained mezzo soprano with a stunningly unique voice.

Lady Manners Band will be playing around lunchtime on Saturday,11am to 11.30am and 12.30pm to 1pm.

Down Trodden String Band will performing Saturday & Sunday.

Pheonix Childrens Foundation will be attending on Sunday with their miniature shetland ponies 

Well Heeled  a dance team specialising in the dance style known as Appalachian clogging will be performing in Portland Square at 10.30am

During the Bakewell Christmas Weekend Hartingtons School of Food will be flinging open its doors and playing host to Nonnas Italian 'pop up' Christmas Food 'Mercato'. On sale to try and buy with be a whole range of tempting Italian food and drink Christmas treats. Nonnas chefs will also be demonstrating and baking fresh Italian biscuits during the day. Also inside artisan chocolatier Libby Carl of Cocoa Chic will be doing chocolate making demonstrations during the day and selling her sensational artisan chocolates.

In the historic setting of Rutland Mill's courtyard Hartingtons will also be staging its own mini Christmas Food Market with stalls selling artisan bread, cheese, pork pies, oils and dressings. Mulled wine and Christmas cheer will be available in abundance all weekend so please pop along to this free, fun and festive occasion.

Hartingtons will be open from 10.00 a.m. - 4.00 p.m. during the weekend. Admission to all events are FREE. For more details or phone 01629 888586.

Events include~
Christmas Italian Food Market hosted by Nonnas
Demonstration of artisan Italian biscuit making by Nonnas Chefs
Demonstration of artisan chocolate making by Libby Carl of Cocoa Chic
Launch of Hartingtons Select Card and new courses for 2014 PRIZE DRAW to win a course.
Hartingtons Mini Christmas Food Market in the historic Rutland Mill courtyard 
Seasonal music and mulled wine

Highlights of our 2011 Christmas weekend, courtesy of Peak Films.