Stallholders will be setting up on extra market days to ensure local shoppers have every opportunity to get all their Christmas shopping locally.
Father Christmas will also put in appearance to hand out candy canes to children in Ilkeston Market Place on December 21.
Seasonal stalls will be set up on Sunday December 22, Monday December 23 and Christmas Eve.
Cllr Geoffrey Smith, lead member for regeneration and planning, said: “The days leading up to Christmas are always busy and it’s great news that our markets in Ilkeston and Long Eaton will be trading the three extra days, for those looking for last minute bargains. Car parks are free too.”