Christmas Market

Christmas Market

15 December, 3.00 - 8.00, 16 & 17 December, 10.00 - 6.00, £5.00 Adult, £2.50 Child, Free Under 5s. Plus £5.00 per car to park onsite (Sat & Sun only)

Our well established Christmas Market will be offering quality produce from some of the finest suppliers in the area, including cheese, breads, cakes, preserves, local beers, fudge, gourmet scotch eggs, speciality hot chocolates and real coffee. With those of you looking for an individual gift will discover craft stalls, locally made jewellery, wreaths, hand-painted clothing, ceramic and glass art and toys. Even your pooch has its own stalls to choose from! 

Hungry while on the hoof? Then try a gourmet burger, German bratwurst, a wood-fired pizza, or delicious vegetarian and vegan options, washed down with some hot mulled wine.

Entertainment abounds, with popular musical group No Added Sugar adding a spoonful of seasonal singing to the proceedings, along with a festive repertoire from Barnard Castle Band and the Andreas Ensemble. Smooth Radio will be on site all weekend, providing festive music and lots of Christmas spirit with regular prize draws. Inside the Museum, Santa will welcome children to his grotto (pre book to avoid disappointment). Don’t miss the enlightening new exhibitions: Streatlam Castle: Rediscover The Home of John And Joséphine Bowes and New Light Prize Exhibition- a selling show providing a fantastic opportunity to buy new original art - the perfect gift.

On 16 and 17 December, the park and ride ‘Santa buses’ will leave GlaxoSmithKline car park in the town’s Harmire Road, for the Museum at regular intervals each day, starting around 9.45am. The admission charge will be collected from each adult boarding the bus, or at the front gate for pedestrians and cars parking on site. This includes entry to the market and the Museum.

Disabled drivers unable to use the park and ride will remain eligible to park free of charge in the Museum grounds, on production of your ‘Blue Badge’. As parking is limited, others wishing to park on site at the Museum will be charged £5.00 per vehicle in addition to the cover charge.

Visitors please note that there will be no access to the market via the rear gate in Crook Lane.


 Food and Drink  Arts, Crafts and Gifts

Autumn Brewing
Calder's Kitchen
Coffee Supreme
Country Fare Ltd
Darwin Brewery Sunderland
Durham Vintage Drinks
Earth and Fire
Fat Hippo
Hebridean Liqueurs
Memories of The Black Forest
McColl’s Brewery
Olive Tree
Plantsmart- Beautiful wreaths and floral arrangements
Shaw Meats
South Durham Honey
Sprinkles Yarm 
Stateside Treats Emporium
Supersyrups - Delicious mulled wine and mulled wine syrups
Teesdale Cheesemakers
The Auckland Cupcake Company
The Fudge Boutique
The Fudge Parlour
The Fudge Station
The Jar House
The Northumberland Sausage Company
The Real Cider Company
The Sweet Boutique
The Velveteen Rabbit Luncheon Club
The Wilde Bakery
Three Brothers Brewing
Weardale Cheese 

Saturday and Sunday only

The Clucking Pig
Blueberry Hill Preserves
The Honey B Company
The Moody Baker
Professor Pods- Gourmet Chilli Sauces 
Laceys Cheese
Cumbrian Pie
Renaissance Cakes
The Busy Whisk 

Friday only


Altered Art
Annie Bs - A wide range of colourful hats and scarves to keep you warm this winter
Berber Leather
Check Out My Plumage
Coca Organics
Costume Jewellery
Country Fare
Country Outlet
Durham Wildlife Trust
Hedgehog Furniture
Helen Pickard Ceramics
J The Jeweller
Kate's Jewellery
Leather Genie
The Magic Puppet Company
MBC Ceramics
Oakbeck Forge
Olive Design
Shanti Shanti Colours of Nepal
Silver Splendore
Simply Elle
The Driftwood Artist
Time Organics
The UK Christmas Store
Ve’s Doggie Deli
Will Nicholls Photography 

Friday only

Steer Deer
The Three Peaks Company- Personalised Christmas Gifts

Saturday only

By Deezine - Unique hand painted clothing

Sunday only

Suzie Valentine (Sun)

Saturday and Sunday only

Askews Candles
Beacon Designs
Crafty B U- Homemade crafted creations
Lilypad Crafts
Lowfield Gardens- Wreaths and floral charm
Mary Emmerson Jewellery - Beautiful hand made jewellery with semi precious stones
My Emilia Childrenswear
Silver Splendore
The Little Gift Box Company
Trophy Pet Foods
Walking George - personalised outdoorwear
Wild Roses Glass

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