Christmas Market 2018

Christmas Market 2018

Friday 7 December 2018 - Sunday 9 December 2018
All Day

Auckland Castle

The popular Christmas Market will return to the grounds of Auckland Castle from Friday 7 to Sunday 9 December 2018. Visitors will be spoilt for choice, with artisan craftspeople and regional producers offering distinctive gifts and speciality food and drink.

Alicia Simpson, Visitor Experience Officer, and Lisa Holden, Head of Retail, will be taking some of the hassle out of Christmas shopping by offering visitors gift wrap kits and a drop-in wrapping service for a small fee, meaning market-goers can enjoy some time to treat themselves while their purchases are taken care of by the team.

For a double dose of festive cheer, shoppers can visit No.42’s Christmas Makers Market, taking place on the same weekend, where regional artists and makers will be selling a unique array of gifts.


Fri 7 December 2018, 1pm-7pm

Sat 8 & Sun 9 December 2018, 10am -4pm

Cost: Free admission to the food and craft market.

Mining Art Gallery and Auckland Tower will be open until 7pm on Friday, 7 December alongside the Christmas Market.

The market is dog-friendly for the few stalls outside, but no dogs are allowed in the marquee with the exception of guide dogs.

Stallholders Attending:

Belgian Waffle Tuk
Weardale Cheese
The Galloway Fudge
South Durham Honey
Harvey’s Event Catering
Sanity Beans
Golightme Candles
Yorkshire Dales Distillery
Tinkers Treasures
Simply Cheesecake
Cumbrian Pie Company
Le Mini Macaron
Miya Home & Gifts
Usborne Books
Butterwick Hospice
Simply Pour and Make
Fairleys’ Condiments
The Soap Salon of Durham
Spicy Monkey
Sue’s Bread
The Driftwood Artist
Silver Secrets
The Velveteen Rabbit
Wiga Wagaa
Itzamna’s Cocoa
The Auckland Cupcake Company
The Body Shop at Home
Jenny Bell Ceramics
Three Brothers Brewing
Caps Off
The Gingerbread Mam
Readhill Gifts
The Littlest Falcon
Durham Wildlife Trust
The Sauce Queen
Forrest Crafts
Angel Trust
Earth and Fire Pizza
All About Eve
Stateside Treat Emporium

Granny Choos

Please remember to wear sturdy footwear, as Auckland Castle is under construction.

Car Parking

The closest car park to our Christmas Market is North Bondgate Car Park. It’s just 5-minute walk from Auckland Castle. The Sat Nav postcode for the car park is DL14 7PG.