We decided to buy VIP Tickets as we hadn't been before and it sounded like the perfect way to experience the Market first time round. I have to say I was very impressed right from the start. VIP parking was right in front of the entrance and the stewards in the car park were very helpful and friendly.
It was all very well planned and the layout was very good. There were 3 seperate rooms full of handmade treats. I liked the fact that the ratio of handmade to mass produced (there were a couple of gift shop stalls selling well known brands) was biased towards handmade. And the standard was very impressive.
Later on in the afternoon after we had sampled an Artisan Toasties from one of the food stalls we visited the Vintage tea room. All of the ladies were dressed suitably vintage and were very efficient in a very busy pop up tea room.
I had such a lovely day, I got to catch up with my friend Andrea and spend my well earned pennies on some fantastic handmade gifts. Oh and bought myself some goodies too.
Can't wait til next years Market already, I'll be sure to reserve my VIP Tickets again. I definitely recommend if you live in the area of Derby or neighbouring counties you should make the trip, it's the best Christmas Market I have been to.