A Castleton Christmas

The welcoming lights of the Christmas Tree Festival in Castleton

Create some family traditions this festive season in the quaint village of Castleton. Local communities come together to decorate the historic terraces with colourful lights and Christmas trees. Find out more about the traditions and attractions at this popular Peak District village over Christmas.

The Castleton Christmas Tree Festival

Wrap up warm and take a wander through the picturesque streets of Castleton as they are adorned by beautifully decorated Christmas trees and glowing lights, offering a festive scene to all who visit. Be sure to visit the local cafes for warming soups and mince pies or bring a reuseable cup to take away a delicious hot chocolate or a brew of your choice to accompany a winter wander through the village.

The festival runs from mid November through December, in Castleton’s St Edmund’s Church and other areas of the village. Some of the trees are donated by the National Trust and decorated by various groups from the village.

Castleton community groups decorate the trees donated by the National Trust
church interior, Christmas trees and lights
Castleton community groups decorate the trees donated by the National Trust

Out and about around Castleton 

Castleton is an ideal base for starting walks in the hills. Situated in the Hope valley, Mam Tor, Edale and Lose Hill are all possible to walk to from this historic village. Here's a nearby walk you could try to enjoy views over Castleton and the surrounding hills and valleys.

http://www.nationaltrust.org.uk/kinder-edale-and-the-dark-peak/trails/mam-tor-circular-walk

The Hope Valley and the village of Castleton are even vibrant over the winter months.
View of lose hill in snow at sunrise
The Hope Valley and the village of Castleton are even vibrant over the winter months.

Festive cheer in the Peak District’s favourite village

There are many traditional events taking place in and around Castleton over the festive season. Carol singing events in Treak Cliff Cavern and Peak Cavern, and the Hollowford Christmas Market are just some of the things you can expect as well as the tradiitional Santa's Grotto in the village. Check the website for these events and contact details to find out more.

http://www.derbyshireuk.net/castleton.html

From all the team in the Dark Peak,  we wish everyone all the best for the festive season.