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Bakewell Christmas Weekend is Ready to Go

posted Nov 4, 2012, 12:08 PM by Whatson Bakewell   [ updated Nov 17, 2012, 11:03 PM ]
After the success of last year’s Bakewell Christmas Weekend, local organisers have teamed up with Derbyshire University to make this year’s event even bigger and better!


Sue Smethurst of the Bakewell Events’ team said, ‘Working alongside Derbyshire University, has created opportunity for ‘Events Management’ students to contribute ideas and time to our festive weekend as part of their degree course. This will be a huge asset to our town, plus the working experience should contribute to the students’ own future careers.’

This all happens over the weekend of Saturday, 24th and Sunday, 25th November and the Christmas tree lights will be lit at 16.45 on the Saturday. The historic and beautiful market town of Bakewell will host an array of traditional Christmas entertainment and seasonal stalls, including an Italian Food School sharing their expertise, plus much, much more!

 Families can post a letter to Santa, visit his reindeer and look forward to the evening sky being lit with fireworks on Saturday evening.

 One of this year’s new attractions will be a Classic Motorbike display and procession through the town, however, a full and detailed list of attractions and schedules over the two days can be seen on our Christmas page.

Of course, to appreciate the true spirit of Christmas, The Three Kings Tableau will be displayed outside Bakewell Church and the nativity scene can be enjoyed in Bath Gardens. The Christmas Tree Festival inside the church will be held from 14-23rd December. 

Bakewell Christmas Weekend is supported by Bakewell Town Council, Derbyshire Dales District Council, Peak Park Authority and local traders.