Christmas Lights and Festivities

Magical Christmas


Christmas is a magical time of year with lots of festive events and beautiful shops to enjoy in the Amber Valley to enjoy.  


From colourful Christmas lights to seasonal entertainment, you will discover festive events including Christmas Pantomimes, Winter Wonderland Walks and fantastic shopping events.  Take a look at the events section for the full list during November, December and January.


The Christmas lights switch on's coincide with late night shopping where you will find lots to enjoy including friendly, independent shops offering unique gifts.



Saturday 25th November 2017. 1.00pm - 7.00pm


Alfreton Town Council Christmas Lights Switch On


Festive entertainment at Alfreton House including Santa's Wonderland Grotto, fairground attractions stalls and music.  The lights will be switched on by Peppa Pig and Cllr John Walker at 7pm.  Tel 01773 520032.

Alfreton Christmas Lights

Friday 24th November 2017 5.00pm


Milford Christmas Lights Switch On


The Christmas lights will be switched on at Milford Triangle at 5pm by the Mayor and Santa and the Elf. 01773 822116


Milford Xmas Lights


Friday 24th November 2017 5.45pm - 8pm


Belper Christmas Lights Switch On and Late Night Festive Entertainment


The festive lights will be switched on in the Memorial Gardens at 5.45pm. Entertainment throughout the town including Belper Town Wind Band, Punch & Judy Shows, Children's Rides, Santa's Grotto and charity stalls. Tel 01773 822116





Friday 30th November 2018 6.30pm


Ripley Christmas Light Switch On

Come along and meet Santa.  Festive entertainment includes free rides for children, a brass band, carols and snow!  Tel: 01773 832211









Sunday 2nd December - 10am - 4pm


Ripley Family Christmas Market

Come along and enjoy Ripley's Christmas Market including entertainment, craft stalls, gift ideas, food stalls and a chance to sample the produce.  Free parking at Cromford Road.  Tel: 01773 832211

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Sunday 3th December 2017 


Belper Christmas Food, Real Ale & Craft Festival


Come along and enjoy a range of food from local producers, taste a huge range of products on sale and perhaps buy a few Christmas goodies. It is a perfect day out for food lovers. Entrance is FREE.






Belper Food Fayre

Monday 4th December 2017 5pm - 8.00pm


Heanor Christmas Lights Switch On and Grand Fireworks Display


Family entertainment with Pinxton Puppets, children's fun fair, charity and business stalls.  Lights switched on at 6.00pm and Grand Fireworks display at 7.30pm.  Tel: 01773 533050








Belper Carol





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