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Welcome to the City of Durham Christmas Festival

Friday 2 December - Sunday 4 December 2016


Durham's award-winning Traditional Christmas Festival will return from Friday 2nd December 2016 for three days, with a wide range of festive entertainment for all the family in and around the World Heritage Site of the Cathedral and the Castle and throughout the City Centre.  


We sent out the first tranche of offers for places to trade in the Craft and Gift Marquee at Durham Christmas Festival 2016 on April 17th.  Please look out, and respond as quickly as you can.  There is still a further tranche of offers to come.


We are still welcoming expressions of interest to trade in the Cloisters of Durham Cathedral at the festival.  Please click through to this link to complete the form.  We look forward to hearing from interested parties.

In December 2015, we were very excited to be No 1 in The Independent's list of the Top 5 Christmas Festivals in the UK.  Read their recommendation here.  

We were also recommended as a great place to pick up Festive Food by Waitrose Magazine.

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Traders - we will be inviting expressions of interest to trade at the Durham Christmas Festival 2016 in mid-February.  Please return to the site then to download forms to be completed and submitted.  Thank you.





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Online advanced tickets to the Christmas Festival Craft and Gift Marquee are currently closed.