November in Staffordshire Local Events Guide

November is buzzing with activities in our local community! Whether you’re a local or visiting a family member over the coming months, there’s no shortage of events to keep you entertained. Here’s a rundown of some must-attend events happening in our local area this month.

Christmas Wreath Making Workshop

Feeling crafty? Join local florist Wendly Tilson at Chapel Hall, Hollinsclough, for a Christmas Wreath Making Workshop in a small group. The event runs from 10 am to 2 pm on 23 November and includes a light lunch and refreshments. But hurry, there are only 10 spaces available!

  • Where: Chapel Hall, Hollinsclough, Buxton, UK
  • When: November 23, 10 am-2 pm
  • Tickets: £40 per person

Leek and Rudyard Lake Steam Railway

For a more laid-back experience, hop on the Leek and Rudyard Lake Steam Railway for a magical journey alongside Rudyard Lake. Perfect for railway enthusiasts (like many of our lovely clients!) or those just looking for a unique experience, the Victorian-style narrow-gauge steam trains offer a different kind of thrill.

  • Where: Rudyard Station, Rudyard Road, Rudyard, Leek
  • When: Open year-round
  • Tickets: Adults £5, Children £3 for a return ticket

Whether you’re looking for a crafty workshop, family-friendly activities, or a unique adventure, Leek has something to offer everyone this November. So mark these dates on your calendar, book your tickets, and get ready for an unforgettable experience! 

Leek’s Christmas Light Switch On

Get into the holiday spirit with Leek’s Christmas Light Switch On event. Located at the Market Place & Sparrow Park, this family-friendly event includes activities for all ages. From Santa’s grotto to live music and food stalls, it’s a perfect way to start the winter season.

  • Where: Market Place & Sparrow Park, Leek Town Centre
  • When: November 17, 6 pm-9 pm
  • Tickets: Free

Biddulph Christmas Light Switch On

Mark your calendar for another festive event taking place at Biddulph High Street. On the 25th of November, the Christmas Lights will be turned on by none other than the Mayor, followed by Santa’s grand arrival on his sleigh. The celebration starts from 4:30 pm with entertainment and a Christmas market to explore.

  • Where: Biddulph High Street, Biddulph, Staffordshire
  • When: November 25, 4:30 pm-6:30 pm
  • Tickets: Free

Leek’s Twilight Market

Looking to do some early holiday shopping? Leek’s Twilight Market is the place to be. Located at The Butter & Trestle Market, this evening market will be brimming with unique finds and holiday essentials. What’s better than shopping under twinkling lights with a backdrop of live music? And let’s not forget, Santa will also be there to meet the little ones.

  • Where: The Butter & Trestle Market, Market Place, Leek, Staffordshire
  • When: Evening (exact timing to be confirmed)
  • Tickets: Free admission


Our local area is teeming with life this November. From the bright lights and to the artsy environment of the wreath-making workshop, there’s a variety of events to meet every taste. Children and adults alike will find the Leek and Rudyard Lake Steam Railway a fascinating adventure, and no one can resist the allure of Christmas lights switch-ons in Leek and Biddulph. Plus, Leek’s Twilight Market offers an enchanting shopping experience to set you up for the festive season.