Friday, December 8, 2023

Christmas Events in Amber Valley

Santa Experience

At Denby Pottery Visitors Centre
From Tue 1st December 2015 To Thu 24th December 2015
From 9.00am To 5.00pm

Denby Pottery Visitors Centre
Derby Road (B6179)

01773 740 799

Have a special meeting with Santa and receive a gift. £7.50 per child. This is a popular event and booking is essential to avoid disappointment.

Meetings are available throughout the day between the hours of 9am and 5pm.


‘Journey of the Magi’ – A spectacular Christmas treat by Springs Dance Company.  Friday 4th Dec.

A fun look at Christmas for all the family. Friday 4th December 7.30 pm

St Peter’s Church, Belper, DE56 1EZ

Tickets: £8 per adult, £5 concession, £20 per family

from the Parish Office 01773 828772 or www. .

Journey of the Magi is a sparkling production of dance, theatre, song and poetry. It is a family show accessible to all, being fun for the younger ones, thought provoking for the adults – and will encourage those unaccustomed to dance to come along.. Entertaining, powerful and compelling, Journey of the Magi is back – and it’s as festive, witty and poignant as ever.

CHILDREN’S CHRISTMAS CRAFTS – Bateman Hall, Christ Church – Saturday, 5th December, 11am – 1pm.  

This is a fun and free activity session for all children of primary school age.  Please contact Carole Page on 01773 824974 for further details.

Celebration of Christmas

6:00 pm – 9:00 pm  Dec 5, 2015

A family celebration of Christmas with the York Community Gospel Choir as special guests and input from the community in Belper.

Tickets £2 available from the Baptist Church, Oxfam Book Shop & Belper Leisure Centre

Belper Christmas Food, Real Ale & Craft Festival – Sunday 6th December 2015 

“Come along and enjoy a range of food from local producers, taste a huge range of products on sale and perhaps buy a few Christmas goodies. It is a perfect day out for food lovers. Entrance is FREE.”

Christmas Poetry and Monologues -Holy Trinity Church – Monday 7th Dec 1:45pm

Milford W.I. Meeting in the Holy Trinity Church Hall with speaker Pat Hall with Christmas poems and monologues. Visitor welcome. – starts at 1.45pm

BELPER 50+ FORUM Christmas OPEN MEETING –  Belper Congregational Church –10:30am -1pm

 Christmas Buffet & Raffle £2 per head – Long Row School Choir

Speaker Mark Phillips “Between the Raibows” and Entertainment by Sarah Sheldon

Jez Lowe’s Mistletoe On Tyne – Christ Church Belper.  – Tuesday 15 Dec 2015

Kiss away your Christmas cares with festive songs new and old from the pen of BBC Folk Awards 2015 Nominee Jez Lowe. For the past six years, Jez Lowe has been selling out venues across the country with an annual Christmas show. With his multi-talented band The Bad Pennies, (featuring fiddle, Northumbrian pipes, keyboards, guitar, bass and voices), plus special guest, folk balladeer and actor Benny Graham, Jez has put together a unique take on Christmas in the North, part folk concert, part music-hall revue, with songs, humour and music done the way only Geordies know how, but with plenty of attraction for audiences further south, as sell-out crowds and return performances from Surrey to Northumberland can testify. ‘Jez Lowe is one of our finest songwriters’. BBC RADIO 2

Start time: 8pm. Tickets: £14 / £12 under 16

Christ Church – Belper, Bridge St, Belper, Derbyshire DE56 1BA or PR Ticket Hotline – 01773 853428

Belper Christmas Eve Carols by the Tree – 24th December 2015 – 7.45pm

“The annual carol service will commence with a candlelight procession from St John’s Chapel at 7.45pm down to the Market Place with Carols from 8pm.”

Matlock Boxing Day Raft Race – 26th December – 10 am

Please see the raft race page for details of how to enter.  Find a river view to watch them fall in the freezing water.

NB: This article will be updated as events pass and more are added.  Please email to add your event to our calendar.

Photo: Jim Bell

Clare Washbrook

Current Editor-in-Chief News and magazine editor since 1995 Post-grads: Literature; Theatre; Journalism, Ethics & Law Community Affiliations: Belper Goes Green, Belper's WW1 Poppies, Amber Valley Solidarity No political party memberships/affiliations.

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