Chesterfield in December: Markets, Crafts, and Festive Lights

As the festive season approaches, Chesterfield comes alive with a series of captivating events, promising joy, community spirit, and magical moments. Transition Chesterfield’s Eco Hub becomes a hub of creativity with sustainable Christmas crafting, offering eco-friendly ideas for a more sustainable holiday. Navigate the enchanting waters of the Chesterfield Canal with Santa Special Cruises, creating cherished memories for families and individuals alike.

Join the radiant Bolsover Lantern Parade, a testament to community craftsmanship, and immerse yourself in the magical atmosphere. Bolsover Castle invites you to experience “Festive Stories with Father Christmas,” providing inclusive sessions for a heartwarming celebration. The Chesterfield Flea Market adds a nostalgic touch, offering a second chance at hidden gems for unique holiday finds. Explore the magic of Chesterfield’s festive events and make this season truly special.

Sustainability workshops and events at Chesterfield Eco Hub

Transition Chesterfield for a vibrant series of events at their new Eco Hub every Friday, offering a diverse range of activities and discussions. From practical tips on keeping warm at home to engaging gardening chats and hands-on workshops, there’s something for everyone. On Friday, December 1, 2023, don’t miss the “Drop in & Sustainable Christmas Crafting and Upcycling” session from 10.30 am to 12 noon. This is a fantastic opportunity for members and supporters to contribute ideas for Transition Chesterfield’s focus in 2024. Dive into discussions about crafting a more sustainable Christmas with eco-friendly crafts, gifts, decorations, plastic-free alternatives, and reusable gift-wrapping ideas. The festive spirit continues on Friday, December 8, 2023, with another session dedicated to Sustainable Christmas Crafting and Upcycling. These events are open for everyone, whether you can pop in for 5 minutes or stay for the entire session. Plus, enjoy complimentary hot drinks at the Eco Hub@ The Hub, located on Low Pavements, Chesterfield, just along from Peacock’s Coffee Shop. Embrace sustainability and community spirit this holiday season!

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Santa Special Cruises: A Festive Canal Adventure

Set sail on a festive journey along the Chesterfield Canal with the beloved Santa Special Cruises. Starting November 25 and running through December 23, 2023, these popular trips offer a chance for children to meet Santa on board and receive a special gift, while adults can enjoy a seasonal drink and a mince pie. The cruises depart from both Tapton Lock and Hollingwood Hub, offering a magical experience for families or anyone looking to get into the Christmas spirit. With limited slots, it’s a delightful way to enjoy the scenic views of the canal while making merry memories. Book your cruise early by visiting the official canal website and prepare for a jolly good time on the water.

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Bolsover Castle Lantern Parade

Embark on a luminous journey with Junction Arts as they commemorate the 30th anniversary of the Bolsover Lantern Parade! As one of the country’s grandest and longest-running light processions, the parade commences at the majestic Bolsover Castle on December 2 from 5:00 pm to 7:00 pm. Experience the enchantment of community-crafted lanterns as they illuminate the town, creating a mesmerizing spectacle. Join the procession and traverse through the heart of Bolsover, soaking in the festive spirit. The radiant parade concludes at the Cenotaph, where the air will be filled with the joyous melodies of Christmas carols. This non-ticketed, FREE event invites all to revel in the magic of the season. While admission is free, Junction Arts graciously welcomes donations to ensure the continued magic and splendour of this cherished community event. Organized by Junction Arts, the Bolsover Lantern Parade promises an unforgettable celebration of light, community, and the enduring spirit of the holiday season.

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Festive Stories with Father Christmas at Bolsover Castle

Immerse yourself in the enchantment of the holiday season at Bolsover Castle and partake in the Christmas festivities with “Festive Stories with Father Christmas“! Gather around as the jolly old man himself shares heartwarming tales amidst the festive splendor of yuletide decorations. This magical experience includes two special sessions tailored for neurodivergent and disabled individuals, creating a calm and relaxed atmosphere for everyone to enjoy. Tickets grant admission to a delightful group storytelling session with Father Christmas and a small, charming present to add to the joy of the season. Organized by Bolsover Castle, this event promises a magical and inclusive celebration, bringing the spirit of Christmas to life in a truly special way. Join in the merriment and create lasting memories with “Festive Stories with Father Christmas” at Bolsover Castle.

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Chesterfield Flea Market: A Second Chance at Hidden Gems

Returning to Chesterfield Market Place on December 7, 14, and 21, 2023, the Chesterfield Flea Market offers a festive backdrop to find that perfect unique gift or decoration. With over 120 stalls featuring a diverse array of items, from antique jewellery to secondhand books, you’re sure to uncover hidden gems. Open from 9 am to 4 pm, this market not only provides a shopping experience but a nostalgic journey through time. Whether you’re a seasoned collector or a first-time visitor, the flea market is a wonderful place to stroll, shop, and discover one-of-a-kind finds for the holidays.

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As the holiday season unfolds in Chesterfield, these events offer a blend of magic, community, and festive cheer. Enjoy the spirit of togetherness, and ensure that everyone, including older loved ones, can partake in these delightful festivities. Home Instead companionship care services stand ready to provide support, ensuring that all can enjoy the magic of the season. Let’s celebrate the holidays in Chesterfield with warmth, inclusivity, and the joy of shared moments.

For companionship care services that enable everyone to enjoy the festive season, contact Home Instead today. Our dedicated Care Professionals ensure a supportive and joyful experience, allowing older adults and individuals with varying needs to participate in Chesterfield’s vibrant holiday events. Embrace the magic of the season with the assurance of compassionate care. Contact us today!