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Time To Get Festive At Bakewell Christmas Market

posted Nov 11, 2014, 2:37 PM by Whatson Bakewell   [ updated Nov 11, 2014, 2:44 PM ]
Bakewell Christmas Weekend is set to return this year on Saturday 29th & Sunday 30th November 2014 in the form of a traditional English Christmas Market. The event will feature a Christmas Market full of hand picked fine food and artisan gift traders from across the Derbyshire and South Yorkshire regions on the towns traditional market square and surround streets, and a community led programme of festive entertainment for all the family.

The event organised by Devonshire Markets, is timed to be a part of Bakewell Christmas Lights Switch On with opening hours on Saturday the 29th extended from 10am until 6pm until the later time of 8pm.

The fine food and gift market will feature traders and artisan producers selling varieties of mulled wines, spiced hot cidres, and seasonal spirits as well as gift chocolates, winter biscuits, as well as fashionable gift ideas and traditionally handmade toys.

Details of the community led entertainment program are being pulled together by organisers who are encouraging carol choirs, brass bands, and amateur dramatic groups to come forward. The full line up will be available on the event website as it becomes confirmed.

Commenting on the weekend organiser Sam Wherrett stated “we’re delighted to be able to step in and guarantee that Christmas is DEFINATELY ON in Bakewell this year. The town is a jewel in Derbyshire’s crown steeped in English Tradition and architecture with a supportive residential community and the potential to pull visitors from far and wide.”

The key thing for us now is the time frame. We’ve only a few weeks to bring together all the traders and entertainment but we’re working intensively in partnership with the community engagement team at Derbyshire Dales County Council to ensure we can spread glad tidings and good will throughout the town and attract visitors from far and wide.”

Trade applications are currently being considered by organisers and community choirs, brass bands, and amateur dramatic groups are being asked to come forward with a seasonal entertainment offering by making contact with organisers by email at


Event opening times are as follows:

·         Saturday 29th November 2014 10:00am until 08:00pm.

·         Sunday 30th November 2014 10:00am until 06:00pm.


For further information or to enquire please visit the event website, email the organisers directly at, or via telephone on 01142 945 057.

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