Family Festivities at Markeaton Park

Sat 3 - Sun 4 Dec

Location: Markeaton Park

Tickets: Free entry, some activities have charges

About the event

Christmas in the park for all the family to enjoy.

Festive celebrations 11am - 3pm

Enjoy festive food, music, Christmas crafts, free Elf Trail and much more!

Let’s celebrate in style this year with Family Festivities, an event for all the family with live music, walkabout acts, and festive food.

Family Festivities at Markeaton Park will provide the whole family with the opportunity to buy cards, gifts, decorations and much more in the wonderfully unique Markeaton Park Craft Units, alongside the indoor craft indoor market in the community centre.

You can enjoy festive food from The Orangery, play a game of festive mini-golf in the Mundy Play Centre (charges apply), see our festive walkabout characters or come and post your downloadable letter to Father Christmas at the Markeaton North Pole post box.

The free Elf Trail competition will also be returning, which will take you exploring around Markeaton Park!

Events throughout the weekend include: 

  • Music Programme 
  • Elf Trail 
  • Walkabout Characters
  • Letters to Father Christmas 
  • Craft Units 
  • Derby Santa Run 
  • Festive Mini Golf 
  • The Orange Cafe 
  • Christmas Tree and festive decorations
  • More activities to be added

For the full programme, event details, downloadable maps, and letters visit the Family Festivities news story coming November 2022.

If you are interested in holding a charity stall or you have any related business and would like a stand at the event, please fill in the following online application form.

Outdoor Event Stall application form

Dates & Tickets

Family Festivities at Markeaton Park

Sat 3 Dec 2022, 11am

Sun 4 Dec 2022, 11am

Prices & Offers

Free entry, some activities have charges