Christmas Lights and Festivities

Magical Christmas


Christmas is a magical time of year with lots of festive events and beautiful shops to enjoy in the Amber Valley to enjoy.  


From colourful Christmas lights to seasonal entertainment, you will discover festive events including Christmas Pantomimes, Winter Wonderland Walks and fantastic shopping events.  Take a look at the events section for the full list during November, December and January.


The Christmas lights switch on's coincide with late night shopping where you will find lots to enjoy including friendly, independent shops offering unique gifts.



Saturday 24th November 2018. 2.00pm - 7.00pm.  Christmas light switch on at 6.00pm


Alfreton Town Council Christmas Lights Switch On


Festive entertainment at Alfreton House including Santa's Wonderland Grotto, fairground attractions stalls and music.

Alfreton Christmas Lights

Friday 30th November 2018 5.00pm


Milford Christmas Lights Switch On


The Christmas lights will be switched on at 5pm at Milford Triangle by the Mayor, Santa and the Elf.

01773 822116


Milford Xmas Lights


Friday 30th November 2018 5.45pm - 8pm


Belper Christmas Lights Switch On


The festive lights will be switched on in the Memorial Gardens at 5.45pm. There will be entertainment throughout the town  including children's rides, fairground organ, charity stalls and Sant'a Grotto. 

Tel 01773 822116





Friday 30th November 2018 6.30pm


Ripley Christmas Light Switch On

Come along and meet Santa.  Festive entertainment includes free rides for children and there will be carols around the tree  Tel: 01773 832211









Sunday 2nd December 2018 - 10am - 4pm


Ripley Family Christmas Market


Festive fun, food and drink and gifts.

Free skating rink, entertainment and children's rides plus a visit from Father Christmas

  Tel: 01773 832211



Sunday 9th December 2018 10am - 3pm


Belper Christmas Food Festival


Held across the Town Centre.  Come along and enjoy a range of food from local producers, taste a huge range of products on sale and perhaps buy a few Christmas goodies. It is a perfect day out for food lovers. Entrance is FREE.






Belper Food Fayre

Monday 3rd December 2018 5.00pm - 9.00pm


Heanor Christmas Lights Switch On 

The lights will be switched on at 6pm.  There will also be fairground rides, market stalls, food stalls, Pinxton Puppets and Santaon his sleigh.

Fireworks will go off at 7.30pm


 Tel: 01773 533050








Belper Carol





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