5 Ideas for the Weekend
5 Ideas for the Weekend
Plan your Friday, Saturday and Sunday in Chesterfield with our 5 ideas for the weekend!
1. Vicar Lane Christmas Activities – Friday 21st – Monday 24th December
This weekend there are a range of Christmas activities for all the family at Vicar Lane Shopping Centre, running from 11am until 4pm each day! You can also visit Santa’s Post Office for a magical and interactive way to post your Santa letters and the Vicar Lane Santa’s Grotto will also be open!
Friday: Visit the Candy-stripe Christmas stilt walker handing out mini candy canes to the public, a 7ft Gingerbread man character and an elf supervisor with gingerbread biscuits for the public!
Saturday: Visit the giant snowglobe with Elsa, Anna and Olaf! This will be situated on Steeplegate opposite Qoozies.
Sunday: there will be a cheeky Grinch character walking around, along with one of Santa’s elves giving out chocolates to members of the public. You can also spot a Christmas themed stilt walker!
Monday: Visit the Reindeer feeding station, complete with, Rudolf mascot character, an elf supervisor with sweets and candy and a reindeer stilt walker!
2. Santa Special Cruises – Friday 21st – Sunday 23rd December
The popular trips on the Chesterfield Canal with Santa on board will be running again this Christmas. All children get a small age-appropriate gift and adults get a drink and mince pie or equivalent. Take a trip from Tapton Lock or Hollingwood Hub at one of the many cruises running over the weekend.
3. Rudolph the Robot Reindeer – Saturday 22nd – Monday 24th December
4. Chesterfield Artisan Market – Sunday 23rd December
This Sunday visit the Chesterfield Christmas Artisan Market from 10am until 4pm! Attracting thousands of visitors, this popular event is an opportunity to sample many artisan foodie delights and to purchase quirky, bespoke, original craft items and enjoy the sumptuous delights of the authentic street food court whilst being entertained.
5. Unit 1 Fitness & Martial Arts Chesterfield Santa Fun Run & Walk – Sunday 23rd December
This years Santa Fun Run & Walk will take place in Queen’s Park on Sunday. Medals will be awarded to all finishers. The minimum age for entries to the 5K is 11 years, however children under 11 years old can enter the 1500m run. All prices include Santa suit. The charity partners are Ashgate Hopsicecare and the Mayor’s Charity Appeal.
Christmas events throughout December
Santa’s Grotto at the Market Hall and Santa’s Grotto at Vicar Lane are open every Saturday and Sunday throughout December. The Santa Special cruises from Tapton Lock or Hollingwood Hub will also run every Saturday and Sunday. You can also post your Christmas letters to Santa throughout December at the special Santa’s Post Office.
For more information visit our Where to Meet Santa page here.