Festive shopping at Buxton’s Dickensian street market

Last year's Buxton Dickensian Market at the Pavilion Gardens.
Last year's Buxton Dickensian Market at the Pavilion Gardens.

Step back in time and see history come alive as the Dickensian Indoor Street Market makes a return to the Pavilion Gardens later this month.

More than 40 stalls will offer a wide variety of hand-made and unusual gifts for Christmas, as well as giving shoppers an added festive bonus by knowing they are helping support some very worthwhile local causes.

The market will take place on Saturday November 25, from 10.15am until 4.15pm.

It’s the 26th year of the ever-popular event, and over the years nearly 160 local charities have shared grants totalling £140,000.

Stallholders will get into the Christmas spirit by dressing in Dickensian costume, with High Peak Mayor Coun Matthew Stone choosing the best decorated stall.

The market is organised by the High Peak Mayoral Charity Committee.

Chairman Alan Barrow said: “Many of these groups rely on our support throughout the year and we’re very grateful for everyone who comes to visit the market.”

Admission to the market is £1 and children under-12 get in free. Anyone wanting to book a stall should call 01298 79568.