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Welcome to the City of Durham Christmas Festival

Friday 2 December - Sunday 4 December 2016


Durham's award-winning Traditional Christmas Festival will return from Friday 2nd December 2016 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.  

TRADERS - Craft and Gift Marquee and Regional Producers' Market in Durham Cathedral Cloisters

We have now filled both these markets, and applications for trading places are closed.  Thank you to everyone who applied.  If you have been unsucessful this year, please do come back and apply again next year.  


In December 2015, we were very excited to be No 1 in The Independent's list of the Top 5 Christmas Festivals in the UK.  Read their recommendation here.  

We were also recommended as a great place to pick up Festive Food by Waitrose Magazine.

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