All set for Peterborough Cathedral Christmas Market

Monday 19 October

We're pleased to confirm that we are transferring the Christmas Market from its November dates to Friday 4th and Saturday 5th December.

After much careful planning, Peterborough Cathedral is delighted to announce that its popular Christmas Craft and Gift Market will take place this year on Friday 20th and Saturday 21st November 2020 [now changed to Friday 4th and Saturday 5th December].

The Market stalls will be spread over a wide area within the Cathedral to allow plenty of room for social distancing, and the now familiar rules of wearing a face covering, sanitising hands on entry and exit, and following a strict one way system will be in place.

Amongst the unique range of gifts and hand crafted items on sale will be jewellery, glassware, woven items using recycled materials, soya wax candles, appliqué cushions and other fabric items, as well as fudge, children’s books, Christmas decorations, bamboo socks and lots more.

The beautiful Cathedral interior is an inspiring space in which to do some Christmas shopping and this year, due to extended opening hours and timed entry to manage the flow of visitors, it promises to be a calming experience too, without the usual jostling in a crowd.

All shoppers are asked to book a timed entry ticket in advance, at £2 per person (under 16s free of charge but booking still required) so that queueing is avoided.*

The opening hours of the market are:

Friday 4th December: 10.00am to 5.00pm and 7.00pm to 9.00pm
Saturday 5th December: 10.00am to 5.00pm.

Booking and more information

Full details and booking links are on the Cathedral website at

Anyone wishing to find out about any remaining space for stalls should contact  


* Should it be necessary to cancel the event due to Covid 19 restrictions, shoppers will be offered a full refund of their ticket price.


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