Now’s the time to ensure your part in the 2022 Durham Christmas Festival – from December 2-4 – which gives groups the chance to combine a visit to the World Heritage Site of Durham Cathedral and Castle with one of the north’s finest shopping festivals.

Arriving by coach means you’ll be dropped at a city centre location, and from there you can make the most of four markets in the heart of the city. The Craft & Gift Marquee on Palace Green in front of the Cathedral is an Aladdin’s cave of gift ideas and Christmas treats (over 140 stalls). You can buy discounted entrance tickets to this marquee in advance via the festival website*. The Cloisters of Durham Cathedral hosts the Regional Producers’ Market, where you’ll discover artisan food and drink producers. Durham’s Market Hall is also open, with 40 varied independent businesses, and the Market Place hosts an Outdoor Festive Market with plenty of street food vendors.

Alongside the shopping you’re guaranteed to feel truly Christmassy as the city fills with carolling, street performing and special events, the highlight of which is the Children’s Lantern Procession.The Coach Package costs £60 (inc VAT) per coach, and includes:

  • City centre coach drop off / collection
  • Guaranteed city centre coach parking
  • Lunch facility for the driver
  • Free entry to Craft & Gift Marquee for the driver
  • Meet & Greet by the Festival Team, welcoming pre-booked coach groups
  • Festival information pack for coach driver and festival information for passengers

Download the Coach Application form from – click the link on website home page.

Any queries, please contact Sarah Harrington by email or call 0191 334 3036



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