Chesterfield events

Forthcoming Events

Chesterfield Christmas Lights Switch On and Market

Chesterfield Christmas lights switch on is back – and this year is promises to be bigger and better than ever!

The event gets underway from 12noon with the Market Place full of stalls, games and rides.

The stage show will get underway in New Square from 3.30pm with Peak FM providing the fun. There will also be opportunities for everyone to join in the fun with games and prize giveaways courtesy of Peak FM.

As well as a host of local acts, you will also have the opportunity to see stars from this year’s pantomime at the Pomegranate Theatre perform on stage.

The Mayor will perform the big switch-on, which takes place at 4.45pm.

Many local shops will also be open on the day. You can also keep out the chill with a coffee and mince pie at the Market Café in Chesterfield Market Hall.

More information and events will be announced closer to the time. 

Visit the Festival of Christmas Trees

Whilst in town don’t miss the amazing festival of Christmas Trees at the Crooked Spire Church. Find out more.

Market stalls

The price for a market stall is £15. Contact the markets team on 01246 345999 or email to find out more, or visit their website here.


Chesterfield residents can use their free parking disc to park for free in the following Chesterfield Borough Council off-street pay and display car parks (Find out more):

  • Albion Road
  • Derbyshire Times
  • Devonshire Street
  • Durrant Road
  • Hollis Lane (excluding on-street bays)
  • Holywell Cross (The Donut)
  • Queens Park (North and South)
  • Spa Lane
  • Station Road
  • St Mary’s Gate
  • Theatre Lane

Free coach parking is available by arrangement with Chesterfield Visitor Information Centre. For more information telephone 01246 345777.

Exhibition: Scrum

Chesterfield Rugby Club celebrates their 100th anniversary this year and this exhibition tells the history of this popular sport in our town.

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Dirty Dancing

Seen by millions across the globe this worldwide smash hit tells the classic story of Baby and Johnny. See the spectacular tribute whilst enjoying a 3 course carvery and late night disco.

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  • New Square Chesterfield Market


  • 12pm - 6pm

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