Christmas Market Weekend 2023
This year, Beetham Nurseries is going the extra mile to celebrate Christmas, with not one but two Christmas Market Weekends!
These free, four-day spectacular weekends will see festive chalets housing fabulous local businesses, delicious food & drink, and plenty of Christmas family fun. Live music across the weekend will bring the festive cheer!
Our Christmas Market Weekends are open on the following dates:
The first festive weekend:
- Thursday 30th November 12pm – 7.30pm - late night shopping!
- Friday 1st December 9am – 5pm
- Saturday 2nd December 9am – 5pm
- Sunday 3rd December 10am – 4pm
The second festive weekend:
- Thursday 7th December 12pm – 7.30pm - late night shopping!
- Friday 8th December 9am – 5pm
- Saturday 9th December 9am – 5pm
- Sunday 10th December 10am – 4pm
Christmas Chalet Village
We are honoured and privileged to be welcoming twelve local businesses on each weekend to Beetham Nurseries!
The following artisan producers and local businesses will be joining us on the first weekend:
Sue Rowland Prints, Kimberley Elizabeth Jewellery, KUB Dogwear, Youth Club, Lovingly Artisan, Bay Distilleries, Katie Grosvenor Design, Hanna Home, Humble Bumble, Sweetpea Ceramics
The following artisan producers and local businesses will be joining us on the second weekend:
Fellside Candle Co, Emma Louise Wilson, Wild Fox Distillery, Fell Dog, J.T.R.JEWELLERY, Oldfield Design Co, The Bay Botanicals, Zero Pantry, Mrs Kirkhams Cheese, Provino Wines
Find out more about the fantastic local artisan producers that will be joining us.
Our Christmas Market weekends will be opened by local primary school choirs and the festive fun will continue over the weekends with a number of musical and dance acts. We are delighted to welcome some new acts to Beetham Nurseries, as well as some of our favourite choirs, bands, and singer songwriters.
Find the Perfect Tree…
As always, here at Beetham Nurseries, we will have hundreds of freshly cut and potted Christmas trees in stock for you to take home and adorn with beautiful twinkly lights and festive decorations.
Browse our extensive selection of trees whilst keeping warm around our fantastic Fire Pit. Better yet, we will be offering an exclusive 10% discount for all Garden Club members; not a member? Join for free at the till!
Fun for all the Family
As always, Beetham Nurseries is very much a place for all the family, and the Christmas Market Weekend is no exception!
Join Kirstie in the marquee on Sundays 3rd (10am till 4pm) and 10th of December (1:30pm till 4pm) for free, festive crafting. Enter our colouring competition in The Garden Café and look out for festive games to join in with each day.
The amazing Matrix circus will be here on both Saturdays and Sundays. wowing everybody with fantastic festive performances.
And, it wouldn’t be Christmas at Beetham Nurseries without the naughty elves causing mischief! They’ve run away from the North Pole and are getting into trouble in the garden centre. Find all six and collect a chocolate from the Info Desk!
Join us in the marquee on The Terrace to get artistic with winter foliage and create a contemporary wreath. Booking is required, book your place online!
We are also running a limited number of drop-in sessions, where you can make a rustic potted candle arrangement. No prebooking is required!
Our Christmas Shop is Here!
As well as our incredibly talented guests within the Christmas Chalet Village, of course our extensive Home & Lifestyle and Gift Shops will be packed full of festive decorations, Christmas trees, lights, unique and interesting gifts as well as delicious food & drink from local, national and international producers.
Shop our exclusive offers in-store across the four-day event, so whether you’re looking for the perfect gift for a loved one, food for Christmas, last-minute cards to post, we have it all!
Don’t forget! We are open for Late Night Shopping on Thursday 30th November and Thursday 7th December until 7.30pm.
Delicious Delights & Warming Drinks
From festive treats to warming drinks, our Garden Cafe, Wood Fired Kitchen, and street food vans provide a feast for the senses.
The Garden Café will, as always, will be offering our range of popular, premium dishes throughout the weekend, as well as some festive extras! Baked by our in-house baking team, we will also be offering our usual cake counter, packed full of delicious treats to enjoy with a warming drink.
Eat in at the Garden Cafe or the Wood Fired Kitchen or grab some tasty takeaway street food from the vans and listen to some live music on the terrace! The Wood Fired Kitchen will also be offering takeaway pizzas so you can enjoy them on The Terrace.
We are delighted that KingSharp will be joining us for the Christmas Markets, You'll find Stuart operating from his fully-fitted van at the entrance door to Beetham Nurseries in the car park 10am-4pm on Thursday 30th November till Sunday 3rd December, and Thursday 7th December till Sunday 10th December. KingSharp can sharpen almost anything with a blade! Bring along kitchen knives, household scissors, professional scissors, garden and home tools and more and have them sharpened whilst browsing the Christmas Markets. Prices start from £2. More info on KingSharp.
We cannot wait to host these four-day spectaculars, and we really do hope you will join us for a fantastic weekend of festive fun!