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 23rd November 2019. 2.00pm - 7.00pm.  Christmas light switch on at 6.00pm


Alfreton Town Council Christmas Lights Switch On


Those Naughty elves will be there again to entertain you.

Children's competition to find a snowman in the shop windows - look out for entry forms on the Alfreton Town Council website

Alfreton Christmas Lights

Heanor's Victorian Christmas Market


Saturday 16th November 2019


10am - 4pm 


Milford Xmas Lights


Friday 29th November 2019 5.45pm

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 29th November 2019 6.30pm


Ripley Christmas Light Switch On

Come along and meet Santa and there will be carols around the tree  Tel: 01773 832211









Sunday 1st December 2019 - 10am - 3pm


Ripley Family Christmas Market


Festive fun, food and drink and gifts.

More than 30 stalls, Christmas themed entertainment and children's rides plus a visit from Father Christmas

  Tel: 01773 832211



Sunday 8th December 2019 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 2nd December 2019 5.00pm - 9.00pm


Heanor Christmas Lights Switch On 

The lights will be switched on at 6pm.  There will also be fairground rides, gift/charity stalls, walkabout character mascots, Santa on his sleigh and much more.  The event closes with a spectacular firework display


 Tel: 01773 533050



7th & 8th December 2019


Heanor Christmas Ice Rink and Festive Market


Starting 2pm on the 7th and at 10am on the 8th



 Stalls, festive decorations, ice rink, mulled wine and Santa!







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