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Your Ultimate Derbyshire Destination

A thriving picturesque market town on the edge of The Peak District, rich in history, Ashbourne is the perfect destination for couples, families and groups.

Combining a medieval street pattern and historic buildings with a wealth of high quality shops. The cobbled market place, hidden alleys and yards are a delight to explore.

Our town hosts a wide range of restaurants, cafés and family friendly pubs and there is something for every budget and taste.

Ashbourne is surrounded by beautiful countryside and is an ideal base for a short break or longer holiday. If you enjoy stately homes, you are in for a treat with Chatsworth, Sudbury Hall, Hardwick Hall, Kedleston Hall, Tissington Hall just to name a few within easy drive from Ashbourne.

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Christmas Trees sold from Shaw Croft Car Park 10:00 am
Christmas Trees sold from Shaw Croft Car Park
Dec 1 @ 10:00 am – Dec 23 @ 4:00 pm
From Thursday 1st December, The Rotary Club of Ashbourne will be selling top quality Christmas trees as usual from the Shaw Croft car park.
Christmas Display at Ashbourne Methodist Church 10:00 am
Christmas Display at Ashbourne Methodist Church @ Ashbourne Methodist Church
Dec 1 @ 10:00 am – 3:30 pm
 
Tales of Enchantment at Tissington Hall 11:00 am
Tales of Enchantment at Tissington Hall @ Tissington Hall
Dec 1 @ 11:00 am – 3:00 pm
£12.00 per adult (family tickets and concessions available), please visit tissingtonhall.co.uk for more information. Private bookings for groups, societies and schools Monday to Friday Public opening Saturdays and Sundays 11-3pm. See the Hall at the most magical time of year … Read More
Sally Montague Hair & Spa Christmas Open Evening 6:00 pm
Sally Montague Hair & Spa Christmas Open Evening @ Sally Montague Hair & Spa
Dec 1 @ 6:00 pm – 9:00 pm
We’re holding our popular Christmas open evening from 6pm – 9pm on December 1st. The Ashbourne team will be offering advice and styling updates and will be joined by experts from ESPA, DR Luminesce, OPI and High Definition. There will … Read More
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Christmas Display at Ashbourne Methodist Church 10:00 am
Christmas Display at Ashbourne Methodist Church @ Ashbourne Methodist Church
Dec 2 @ 10:00 am – 3:30 pm
 
Free Friday Walks at Ilam Park 11:00 am
Free Friday Walks at Ilam Park @ Ilam Park
Dec 2 @ 11:00 am – 1:00 pm
Join us for a free walk in the White Peak this Friday morning. No booking needed, just meet our team of friendly walk volunteers by the visitor centre at 11am and choose from a 1hr or 2hr or 3hr walk. … Read More
Tales of Enchantment at Tissington Hall 11:00 am
Tales of Enchantment at Tissington Hall @ Tissington Hall
Dec 2 @ 11:00 am – 3:00 pm
£12.00 per adult (family tickets and concessions available), please visit tissingtonhall.co.uk for more information. Private bookings for groups, societies and schools Monday to Friday Public opening Saturdays and Sundays 11-3pm. See the Hall at the most magical time of year … Read More
Grimm Tales by the fireside at Tissington Hall 7:00 pm
Grimm Tales by the fireside at Tissington Hall @ Tissington Hall
Dec 2 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm
£16 per head including a glass of mulled wine and mince pies, bookings must be made in advance. Please ring 01335 352200. Experience Tissington Hall by candle light, walk the rooms dressed from tales of Brothers Grimm, C.S. Lewis and … Read More
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Christmas Display at Ashbourne Methodist Church 10:00 am
Christmas Display at Ashbourne Methodist Church @ Ashbourne Methodist Church
Dec 3 @ 10:00 am – 3:30 pm
 
Christmas Tree Sales at Ilam Park 10:00 am
Christmas Tree Sales at Ilam Park @ Ilam Park
Dec 3 @ 10:00 am – 4:00 pm
Buy a British sustainably grown tree from the National Trust to help support conservation work in the Peak District. A range of varieties, sizes, cut and potted available.
Craft and Gift Fair at Ashbourne Town Hall 10:00 am
Craft and Gift Fair at Ashbourne Town Hall @ Ashbourne Town Hall
Dec 3 @ 10:00 am – 4:00 pm
 
Floristry – Christmas Wreaths 10:00 am
Floristry – Christmas Wreaths @ Ashbourne Adult Education Centre
Dec 3 @ 10:00 am – 12:30 pm
For fees and further details, contact the Ashbourne Adult Education Centre on 01629 533696.
Handmade & Vintage Fair 11:00 am
Handmade & Vintage Fair @ Ashbourne Town Hall
Dec 3 @ 11:00 am – 4:00 pm
Unique handmade crafts and art alongside an eclectic mix of everything vintage and pre-loved. Refreshments available too!
Tales of Enchantment at Tissington Hall 11:00 am
Tales of Enchantment at Tissington Hall @ Tissington Hall
Dec 3 @ 11:00 am – 3:00 pm
£12.00 per adult (family tickets and concessions available), please visit tissingtonhall.co.uk for more information. Private bookings for groups, societies and schools Monday to Friday Public opening Saturdays and Sundays 11-3pm. See the Hall at the most magical time of year … Read More
Pool Inflatable Fun Session at Ashbourne Leisure Centre 2:15 pm
Pool Inflatable Fun Session at Ashbourne Leisure Centre @ Ashbourne Leisure Centre
Dec 3 @ 2:15 pm – 3:30 pm
Can you conquer our inflatable obstacle course or will you end up slip sliding your way into the pool? Floats and small toys will also be out in the shallow end of the pool. Prices: Children and Concessions £2.50 Adults … Read More
Celebration of Christmas with The Chameleon Choir at Ashbourne Methodist Church 7:00 pm
Celebration of Christmas with The Chameleon Choir at Ashbourne Methodist Church @ Ashbourne Methodist Church
Dec 3 @ 7:00 pm – 8:30 pm
Tickets Adults £8 Concessions £6 Under 16’s free Ticket price incudes mince pies and mulled fruit punch. Tickets from Natural Choice, St John Street Cornerstone Coffee Shop, Church Street emailing chameleon.choral@btinternet.com With mince pies and mulled fruit punch fundraising@aceyouth.org.uk or … Read More
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Indoor Car Boot Sale 9:00 am
Indoor Car Boot Sale @ The Town Hall
Dec 4 @ 9:00 am – 1:00 pm
Ashbourne Town Council is pleased to announce an indoor car boot sale is to be held on the first Sunday of every month commencing Sunday 1st November. Tables are £5 each. Bring your pre-loved items and maybe make a bit … Read More
A Dickensian Themed Day 10:00 am
A Dickensian Themed Day @ Ashbourne (around the town)
Dec 4 @ 10:00 am – 4:00 pm
See our facebook event for more details https://www.facebook.com/events/120810938360894/   A Dickensian themed day with food, drink, craft, gift markets throughout the town.
Birdwatching for Beginners at Carsington Water Visitor Centre 10:00 am
Birdwatching for Beginners at Carsington Water Visitor Centre @ Carsington Water Visitor Centre
Dec 4 @ 10:00 am – 12:00 pm
As we head towards the Autumn we may see an osprey flying through and heading for the west coast of Africa, and the swallows and martins will not be with us for much longer.
Christmas Display at Ashbourne Methodist Church 10:00 am
Christmas Display at Ashbourne Methodist Church @ Ashbourne Methodist Church
Dec 4 @ 10:00 am – 3:30 pm
 
Christmas Tree Sales at Ilam Park 10:00 am
Christmas Tree Sales at Ilam Park @ Ilam Park
Dec 4 @ 10:00 am – 4:00 pm
Buy a British sustainably grown tree from the National Trust to help support conservation work in the Peak District. A range of varieties, sizes, cut and potted available.
Tales of Enchantment at Tissington Hall 11:00 am
Tales of Enchantment at Tissington Hall @ Tissington Hall
Dec 4 @ 11:00 am – 3:00 pm
£12.00 per adult (family tickets and concessions available), please visit tissingtonhall.co.uk for more information. Private bookings for groups, societies and schools Monday to Friday Public opening Saturdays and Sundays 11-3pm. See the Hall at the most magical time of year … Read More
Christingle Service at Holy Trinity, Clifton 3:00 pm
Christingle Service at Holy Trinity, Clifton @ Holy Trinity Church, Clifton Ashbourne
Dec 4 @ 3:00 pm – 4:00 pm
 
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Christmas Wreath making workshop at Sudbury Hall and Museum of Childhood 9:30 am
Christmas Wreath making workshop at Sudbury Hall and Museum of Childhood @ Sudbury Hall and Museum of Childhood
Dec 8 @ 9:30 am – Dec 9 @ 11:00 am
£20.00 per person. Booking essential. Participants must be 16+ years old. Enjoy a hands-on workshop and learn to make your own Christmas wreath. All materials supplied, you can bring your own additional decorations. Tea / coffee and mince pie included.
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Christmas Rug Sale at Ashbourne Town Hall 10:00 am
Christmas Rug Sale at Ashbourne Town Hall @ Ashbourne Town Hall
Dec 9 @ 10:00 am – 4:00 pm
Why not pop into Ashbourne Town Hall between 10am and 4pm and take a look around the Christmas Rug Sale? Huge discounts on Persian and Afghan rugs. Ideal for Christmas gifts! FREE ENTRY.
Free Friday Walks at Ilam Park 11:00 am
Free Friday Walks at Ilam Park @ Ilam Park
Dec 9 @ 11:00 am – 1:00 pm
Join us for a free walk in the White Peak this Friday morning. No booking needed, just meet our team of friendly walk volunteers by the visitor centre at 11am and choose from a 1hr or 2hr or 3hr walk. … Read More
Late Night Shopping 6:00 pm
Late Night Shopping @ Ashbourne
Dec 9 @ 6:00 pm – 9:00 pm
Ashbourne Late Night Shopping a great opportunity to come along to do some shopping and join in the festive fun. A fine historic market town, with good shopping, many independent shops and places to eat and drink.
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Christmas Rug Sale at Ashbourne Town Hall 10:00 am
Christmas Rug Sale at Ashbourne Town Hall @ Ashbourne Town Hall
Dec 10 @ 10:00 am – 4:00 pm
Why not pop into Ashbourne Town Hall between 10am and 4pm and take a look around the Christmas Rug Sale? Huge discounts on Persian and Afghan rugs. Ideal for Christmas gifts! FREE ENTRY.
Christmas Tree Sales at Ilam Park 10:00 am
Christmas Tree Sales at Ilam Park @ Ilam Park
Dec 10 @ 10:00 am – 4:00 pm
Buy a British sustainably grown tree from the National Trust to help support conservation work in the Peak District. A range of varieties, sizes, cut and potted available.
Craft and Gift Fair at Ashbourne Town Hall 10:00 am
Craft and Gift Fair at Ashbourne Town Hall @ Ashbourne Town Hall
Dec 10 @ 10:00 am – 4:00 pm
 
Handmade & Vintage Fair 11:00 am
Handmade & Vintage Fair @ Ashbourne Town Hall
Dec 10 @ 11:00 am – 4:00 pm
Unique handmade crafts and art alongside an eclectic mix of everything vintage and pre-loved. Refreshments available too!
Pool Inflatable Fun Session at Ashbourne Leisure Centre 2:15 pm
Pool Inflatable Fun Session at Ashbourne Leisure Centre @ Ashbourne Leisure Centre
Dec 10 @ 2:15 pm – 3:30 pm
Can you conquer our inflatable obstacle course or will you end up slip sliding your way into the pool? Floats and small toys will also be out in the shallow end of the pool. Prices: Children and Concessions £2.50 Adults … Read More
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Christmas Tree Sales at Ilam Park 10:00 am
Christmas Tree Sales at Ilam Park @ Ilam Park
Dec 11 @ 10:00 am – 4:00 pm
Buy a British sustainably grown tree from the National Trust to help support conservation work in the Peak District. A range of varieties, sizes, cut and potted available.
Family Nativity at Ashbourne Elim Pentecostal Church 10:30 am
Family Nativity at Ashbourne Elim Pentecostal Church @ Ashbourne Elim Pentecostal Church
Dec 11 @ 10:30 am – 11:30 am
 
Holy Communion & Tree Festival at Ashbourne St Oswald’s C of E 10:30 am
Holy Communion & Tree Festival at Ashbourne St Oswald’s C of E @ St Oswald's Church
Dec 11 @ 10:30 am – 12:30 pm
 
Countryside Christmas at Ilam Park 11:00 am
Countryside Christmas at Ilam Park @ National Trust White Peak Office
Dec 11 @ 11:00 am – 4:00 pm
Come along to Ilam Park to take part in festive outdoor activities – build a wooden reindeer, make bird food, toast giant marshmallows and make a pomander. There will be a winter BBQ and festive treats available in the tea-room.
Christmas Lantern Workshop at Sudbury Hall and Museum of Childhood 12:30 pm
Christmas Lantern Workshop at Sudbury Hall and Museum of Childhood @ Sudbury Hall and Museum of Childhood
Dec 11 @ 12:30 pm – 1:30 pm
£3.00 per person. Use glass paints and accessories to decorate your own festive lantern and take it home with you.
Celebration of Animals Service 2:00 pm
Celebration of Animals Service @ St Oswald's Church
Dec 11 @ 2:00 pm – 3:00 pm
Join us in a special service to give thanks for the pleasure and companionship that all animals give. Animals welcome in Church.
Christmas Craft Fair at The Royal Oak Inn 3:00 pm
Christmas Craft Fair at The Royal Oak Inn @ The Royal Oak
Dec 11 @ 3:00 pm – 6:00 pm
£5 donation per stall for the fabulous charity – Derby Kids Camp) Shop local for handmade and unique Christmas gifts from local artists and crafters. (Get in touch if you are a local artist or crafter and you’d like a … Read More
Charity Carol Service at Ashbourne St Oswald’s C of E 5:00 pm
Charity Carol Service at Ashbourne St Oswald’s C of E @ St Oswald's Church
Dec 11 @ 5:00 pm – 6:00 pm
The Mayors Charity Carol Concert in support of Derbyshire Air Ambulance, Ashbourne Stroke Club, Ashbourne Careline, Brainwave and various other local causes.
Mayor of Ashbourne’s Charity Carol Service 5:00 pm
Mayor of Ashbourne’s Charity Carol Service
Dec 11 @ 5:00 pm – 6:30 pm
The Mayor of Ashbourne, Councillor Caroline Cooper and Mr Cooper invite you to the Mayor of Ashbourne’s Christmas Charity Carol Service which will be held at St Oswald’s Parish Church at 5pm. All are welcome to attend. In support of … Read More
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Free Monday Walks at Ilam Park 11:00 pm
Free Monday Walks at Ilam Park @ Ilam Park
Dec 12 @ 11:00 pm – Dec 13 @ 9:00 am
Join us for a free walk in the White Peak this Monday morning. No booking needed, just meet our team of friendly walk volunteers by the visitor centre at 11:00am and go on a 2hr walk. Dogs are welcome too.
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Christmas at Casterne Hall 3:00 pm
Christmas at Casterne Hall @ Casterne Hall
Dec 15 @ 3:00 pm – 6:00 pm
£15.00 includes a tour of the hall and afternoon tea To make your reservation and for more information please contact 01335 310489 or email mail@casternehall.co.uk Casterne Hall at Christmas is a seasonal delight! Come and tour the house which is … Read More
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Free Friday Walks at Ilam Park 11:00 am
Free Friday Walks at Ilam Park @ Ilam Park
Dec 16 @ 11:00 am – 1:00 pm
Join us for a free walk in the White Peak this Friday morning. No booking needed, just meet our team of friendly walk volunteers by the visitor centre at 11am and choose from a 1hr or 2hr or 3hr walk. … Read More
Christmas at Casterne Hall 3:00 pm
Christmas at Casterne Hall @ Casterne Hall
Dec 16 @ 3:00 pm – 6:00 pm
£15.00 includes a tour of the hall and afternoon tea To make your reservation and for more information please contact 01335 310489 or email mail@casternehall.co.uk Casterne Hall at Christmas is a seasonal delight! Come and tour the house which is … Read More
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Christmas Tree Sales at Ilam Park 10:00 am
Christmas Tree Sales at Ilam Park @ Ilam Park
Dec 17 @ 10:00 am – 4:00 pm
Buy a British sustainably grown tree from the National Trust to help support conservation work in the Peak District. A range of varieties, sizes, cut and potted available.
Craft and Gift Fair at Ashbourne Town Hall 10:00 am
Craft and Gift Fair at Ashbourne Town Hall @ Ashbourne Town Hall
Dec 17 @ 10:00 am – 4:00 pm
 
Handmade & Vintage Fair 11:00 am
Handmade & Vintage Fair @ Ashbourne Town Hall
Dec 17 @ 11:00 am – 4:00 pm
Unique handmade crafts and art alongside an eclectic mix of everything vintage and pre-loved. Refreshments available too!
Pool Inflatable Fun Session at Ashbourne Leisure Centre 2:15 pm
Pool Inflatable Fun Session at Ashbourne Leisure Centre @ Ashbourne Leisure Centre
Dec 17 @ 2:15 pm – 3:30 pm
Can you conquer our inflatable obstacle course or will you end up slip sliding your way into the pool? Floats and small toys will also be out in the shallow end of the pool. Prices: Children and Concessions £2.50 Adults … Read More
Celtic Reflective Service 5:00 pm
Celtic Reflective Service @ St Oswald's Church
Dec 17 @ 5:00 pm – 6:00 pm
 
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Ashbourne Family Fun Day 10:00 am
Ashbourne Family Fun Day @ Ashbourne (around the town)
Dec 18 @ 10:00 am – 4:00 pm
See our facebook page for more information https://www.facebook.com/events/154546508305687/ There will be food, drink, craft, gift markets throughout the town as well as family entertainment.
Christmas Tree Sales at Ilam Park 10:00 am
Christmas Tree Sales at Ilam Park @ Ilam Park
Dec 18 @ 10:00 am – 4:00 pm
Buy a British sustainably grown tree from the National Trust to help support conservation work in the Peak District. A range of varieties, sizes, cut and potted available.
Morning Family Service at Ashbourne Methodist Church 10:30 am
Morning Family Service at Ashbourne Methodist Church @ Ashbourne Methodist Church
Dec 18 @ 10:30 am – 11:30 am
 
Carol Service at Ashbourne St John’s C of E 11:00 am
Carol Service at Ashbourne St John’s C of E @ Ashbourne St John's C of E
Dec 18 @ 11:00 am – 12:00 pm
 
Christmas Lantern Workshop at Sudbury Hall and Museum of Childhood 12:30 pm
Christmas Lantern Workshop at Sudbury Hall and Museum of Childhood @ Sudbury Hall and Museum of Childhood
Dec 18 @ 12:30 pm – 1:30 pm
£3.00 per person. Use glass paints and accessories to decorate your own festive lantern and take it home with you.
Christmas Lantern Workshop at Sudbury Hall and Museum of Childhood 2:00 pm
Christmas Lantern Workshop at Sudbury Hall and Museum of Childhood @ Sudbury Hall and Museum of Childhood
Dec 18 @ 2:00 pm – 3:00 pm
£3.00 per person. Use glass paints and accessories to decorate your own festive lantern and take it home with you.
Carols by Candlelight at Ashbourne Methodist Church 6:30 pm
Carols by Candlelight at Ashbourne Methodist Church @ Ashbourne Methodist Church
Dec 18 @ 6:30 pm – 7:30 pm
 
Nine Lessons and Carols at Ashbourne St Oswald’s C of E 6:30 pm
Nine Lessons and Carols at Ashbourne St Oswald’s C of E @ St Oswald's Church
Dec 18 @ 6:30 pm – 7:30 pm
 
Carol Service at Ashbourne Elim Pentecostal Church 7:00 pm
Carol Service at Ashbourne Elim Pentecostal Church @ Ashbourne Elim Pentecostal Church
Dec 18 @ 7:00 pm – 8:00 pm
 
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Handmade & Vintage Fair 11:00 am
Handmade & Vintage Fair @ Ashbourne Town Hall
Dec 24 @ 11:00 am – 4:00 pm
Unique handmade crafts and art alongside an eclectic mix of everything vintage and pre-loved. Refreshments available too!
Crib Service at Ashbourne St Oswald’s C of E 4:30 pm
Crib Service at Ashbourne St Oswald’s C of E @ St Oswald's Church
Dec 24 @ 4:30 pm – 5:30 pm
 
Carols at Ashbourne All Saints Roman Catholic Church 5:30 pm
Carols at Ashbourne All Saints Roman Catholic Church @ Ashbourne All Saints Roman Catholic Church
Dec 24 @ 5:30 pm – 6:00 pm
 
First Mass of Christmas at Ashbourne All Saints Catholic Church 6:00 pm
First Mass of Christmas at Ashbourne All Saints Catholic Church @ Ashbourne All Saints Roman Catholic Church
Dec 24 @ 6:00 pm – 7:00 pm
 
Christmas Carols around the Christmas Tree in the Market Place 7:30 pm
Christmas Carols around the Christmas Tree in the Market Place
Dec 24 @ 7:30 pm – 8:30 pm
You are invited to join the Mayor of Ashbourne and members of Ashbourne Town Council, accompanied by Ashbourne Town Band, to sing Christmas carols around the Christmas tree in the Market Place at 7.30pm.
Holy Communion at St Peter’s, Snelston 10:00 pm
Holy Communion at St Peter’s, Snelston
Dec 24 @ 10:00 pm – 11:00 pm
 
Christmas Eve Communion at Ashbourne Methodist Church 11:30 pm
Christmas Eve Communion at Ashbourne Methodist Church @ Ashbourne Methodist Church
Dec 24 @ 11:30 pm – Dec 25 @ 12:00 am
 
Midnight Mass at Ashbourne St Oswald’s C of E 11:30 pm
Midnight Mass at Ashbourne St Oswald’s C of E @ St Oswald's Church
Dec 24 @ 11:30 pm – Dec 25 @ 12:30 am
 
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Handmade & Vintage Fair 11:00 am
Handmade & Vintage Fair @ Ashbourne Town Hall
Dec 31 @ 11:00 am – 4:00 pm
Unique handmade crafts and art alongside an eclectic mix of everything vintage and pre-loved. Refreshments available too!