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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 no longer inviting Expressions of Interest to trade in the Craft and Gift Marquee at Durham Christmas Festival 2018.

However, we've extended the application period for the Regional Food and Drink Producers Market.  

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.  Applications for the Cloisters Market will now close on Friday 27th April (please ignore the closing date given on the form).

We look forward to hearing from you.





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Food and Drink Producers

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