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Welcome to the City of Durham Christmas Festival

Friday 30 November* - Sunday 2 December 2018

Durham's award-winning Traditional Christmas Festival returns from Friday 30th November 2018 for three days, with a wide range of festive entertainment for all the family in and around the World Heritage Site of the Cathedral and the Castle and throughout the City Centre. 


This site will be updated with information about markets and events at the Festival nearer the time.  Please return later in the year for more information.


We're now delighted to invite Expressions of Interest to trade at Durham Christmas Festival 2018.  

The Craft and Gift Marquee will be open from Friday 30th November to Sunday 2nd December 2018 - with an additional Special Charity Preview Evening in aid of St Cuthbert's Hospice on Thursday 29th November. If you wish to trade in the Craft and Gift Marquee, please follow this link and complete and submit the form.

The Regional Food and Drink Producers Market in the Cloisters of Durham Cathedral will be open from  Friday 30th November to Sunday 2nd December, 2018.  If you wish to trade at this market, please follow this link and complete and submit the form.

We look forward to hearing from you.


*This year, to support St Cuthbert's Hospice in Durham in its 30th year, we will be holding a special charity preview evening in the Craft and Gift Marquee on Thursday 29th November.  More details of this event will be posted nearer the time. 

St Cuthbert's Hospice is based in Durham and serves the whole of the county.  Its vision is to be a centre of excellence within the community and to provide all-embracing, compassionate and individualised care to all those affected by life-limiting illnesses, at a time and place that is right for them.  




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Craft & Gift Marquee


Food and Drink Producers

Online advanced tickets to the Christmas Festival Craft and Gift Marquee are currently closed.