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Welcome to the City of Durham Christmas Festival

Friday 1 December - Sunday 3 December 2017



Durham's Award-Winning Traditional Christmas Festival will returns from Friday 1st December 2017 for three days, with a wide range of markets and festive entertainment for all the family in and around the World Heritage Site of the Cathedral and the Castle and throughout the City Centre. 

Thank you to every trader who has submitted an Expression of Interest form for the Craft and Gift Marquee at Durham Christmas Festival 2017.  We shall now be reviewing all applications which will take longer than originally anticipated.  Due to overwhelming demand, we now anticipate sending out the first tranche of offers w/c 19th April.

We are still inviting Expressions of Interest to trade in the Cloisters of Durham Cathedral at this year's Christmas Festival. If you are interested, please complete and submit this form.

For Festival Visitors, please return to our website nearer the time to find out more - or click through to our Gallery page to see photographs from recent festivals.








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