Welcome to the City of Durham Christmas Festival
Friday 6 December - Sunday 8 December 2013
Thank you to everyone who visited Durham City's Christmas Festival this weekend - and to all traders, and to everyone who helped make it happen!
We hope you enjoyed your weekend.
Durham's award-winning, annual Christmas Festival returns from Friday 6th December, with a wide range of festive entertainment for all the family in and around the World Heritage Site of the Cathedral and the Castle. (Click here for all the information on how to get to the festival.)
The huge, heated Craft and Gift Marquee on Palace Green features over 190 stalls across all three days of the event. It's open Friday 6th December from 10am to 6pm, Saturday 7th December from 9am to 5pm and Sunday 8th December from 10am to 4:30pm. Tickets for the Craft and Gift Marquee can be purchased at the entrance, online ticket sales are no longer available.
In the Cathedral Cloisters, a Local Food Producers Market featuring another 30 traders will operate on both Friday and Saturday. It's open Friday 6th December from 10am to 5pm and Saturday 7th December from 9am to 5pm. No tickets are required.
In the Cathedral itself, Carols for All services take place on both Saturday and Sunday.
Weekend entertainment on Palace Green, between the Cathedral and the Castle, will include live reindeer, a static falconry display, juggling and balloon-modelling, a lantern procession and St Nicholas children's service, the Seven Stories reading chair and performances from a wide range of local entertainers and musicians throughout the city centre.
HOW TO GET TO THE FESTIVAL
There are a number of Park and Rides in operation throughout the festival, as well as a Free Park and Stride on Saturday and Sunday. Additionally, for anyone who may have difficulty walking up to Cathedral and Palace Green site, there is an Accessible Shuttle Bus running each day of the festival, between Claypath and Palace Green.
For further information on all these, please click here.
Would you like a listing of music, craft and children's events for each day of Durham City's Christmas Festival? Please click here to download - Friday's events, Saturday's events and Sunday's events.
Please view our Events page for further details of all that is happening, and browse the site for further details including parking.