As the festive season rapidly approaches, nothing spells the start of the ‘Christmas Holidays’ more than Glossop’s fabulous Christmas Artisan Market and the town’s big Christmas Lights Switch-on.

The small and historic Derbyshire town of Glossop has held an Artisan & Craft Market for over 30years, and this year there’s no exception. Featuring a wide range of stalls this popular Christmas Market is the ideal place to find those perfect Christmas gifts, stocking fillers and delicious goodies for Christmas hampers and quirky personal gifts that you’ll not find in the High Street shops!
Considered by many to be one of the best towns for atmosphere, entertainment and fabulous bargains, Glossop’s Annual Artisan Christmas Market on Saturday 23rd of November which runs from 9.00am till 8.00pm 30 stalls entertainment and with a bar from 9am until 7pm. On top of that the indoor market will also be open until 7pm. and as usual it will coincide with the town’s Christmas lights switch on Norfolk Square, which is planned to start at 7.00pm. So, you can celebrate the town’s Christmas Light switch-on at the end of a fun filled day of festivities in and around the Market Square.

Over the years, Glossop’s Artisan & Craft Market signals a dazzling start to the town’s Christmas holiday event. And with the annual Christmas Light switch-on; one of the most exciting events held in the town centre, as well as a festive indoor market and food stalls.

On Saturday 23rd November, shoppers will be treated to an array of music throughout the day, while parents can treat the children and take ‘selfies’ at the markets ever popular Santa’s Grotto.
Adding to the festive atmosphere, throughout the day the Howard Town brewery will be running a full bar, offering a wide range of seasonal and traditional drinks and mulled wine; with the Artisan Market event culminating at 7.00pm with Christmas and festive songs from the 30 strong ‘League of Ladies’ WI Choir, who’ll be closing the annual event at 8.00p.

With over 30 stalls from local Businesses, Artisans, Crafters and makers offering hand-made gifts, rural crafts, festive décor, and local produce, cakes, pies, specialty local beers and ciders, gift bags and hampers – plus the added attraction of the town’s Christmas Lights switch-on, Glossop is the place to be!

This annual community Christmas event which typically attracts thousands of local residents and families is the ideal place for Glossop town people to spoil themselves and their loved ones with good food and great gifts, not to mention the Lights switch-on and a fantastic selection of entertainment and attractions on offer.