Christmas in Derby

Make Derby top of your Christmas list

You'll find the best Christmas events and festive activities, great shopping and much more!

Christmas Food, Home & Gift Market - 12 - 13 Nov

Christmas Food, Home & Gift Market - 12 - 13 Nov

Christmas, Don't Miss, Markets & Fairs

The Christmas Market is a handpicked shopping event focusing on delicious food, gorgeous gifts and accessories for the home and garden, jewellery, handmade products and much more all in a stunning venue. With over 100 exhibitors, all hand selected by me, theChristmas Market will be a fabulous day out.

Wonderland at Derby Roundhouse - 18 Nov - 31 Dec

This Christmas VIVID Experience presents their mesmerising new theme; WONDERLAND.

SLEDGE-LIT 2016 - 26 Nov

Ho ho ho! The festive season wouldn't be complete without Edge-Lit's Christmas special, which returns for its second year.

Rapunzel - 2 - 4 Dec

Rapunzel - 2 - 4 Dec

Christmas, Don't Miss, Family Fun

Fairy Flora, having only just graduated from Fairy College, casts a spell to help the King teach his spoilt, party-loving son, Prince Frederick, to start acting responsibly. A recipe for disaster which, predictably, doesn’t quite go to plan. The Prince is banished from the palace, until he has 'grown up'.

Alice in Wonderland - 2 Dec - 7 Jan

Alice in Wonderland - 2 Dec - 7 Jan

Christmas, Don't Miss, Family Fun

Join us next Christmas as we journey to Wonderland with Alice and a host of curious and colourful characters. As with Derby Theatre’s brilliant productions of Cinderella and A Christmas Carol, a talented team of actor-musicians will create a sparkling Christmas tale for all the family with original live music, stunning costumes and fantastic set designs. So join Alice, the Mad Hatter, the Cheshire Cat, the Mock Turtle and Dormouse on their remarkable adventure at Derby Theatre.

Christmas Wreath Making - 4 Dec

Always a really popular event - our workshops on the art of traditional wreathmaking will show you how to make your own Christmas Wreath to hang on your door!

Jingle Jog - 4 Dec

Jingle Jog - 4 Dec

Christmas, Family Fun

Feel the Christmas spirit as you line up with other "Santas" to support your local hospital charity.

Festive Family Fun Day - 4 & 18 Dec

Festive Family Fun Day - 4 & 18 Dec

Christmas, Family Fun

Drop in any time and soak up the festive spirit at our Christmas event!

Jack - 6 - 31 Dec

Jack - 6 - 31 Dec

Christmas, Family Fun, Theatre

Join us for a magical seasonal tale as cheeky little Jack climbs the beanstalk to find a very hungry giant! Not even his magic beans can help him escape but it’s ok, he has a plan… Now if he could just cheer up that angry chicken!

Cinderella - 6 Dec - 4 Jan

Cinderella - 6 Dec - 4 Jan

Christmas, Don't Miss, Family Fun

Derby’s most spectacular all-star family pantomime will be returning to Derby Arena for Christmas 2016.

G4 Christmas by Candlelight 2016 - 7 Dec

G4 Christmas by Candlelight 2016 - 7 Dec

Christmas, Don't Miss, Music

Make this Christmas a “G4 Christmas”! Experience sumptuous harmonies in an idyllic, festive setting...

Stinxville - 8 - 11 Dec

Stinxville - 8 - 11 Dec

Christmas, Don't Miss

A Steampunk Circus meets an Anime Adventure, Stinxville is a rich mix for the run up to Christmas, and unlike anything you’ve ever seen in a theatre before!

Captain Sprout and the Christmas Pirates - 8 - 28 Dec

The Babbling Vagabonds return to Derby's Guildhall Theatre for a Christmas treat!

Funhouse Comedy Club at The Old Bell Hotel - 9 Dec

Funhouse Comedy Club Christmas Special.

Ian Anderson Plays The Christmas Jethro Tull - 15 Dec

Derby Cathedral plays host to rock legend and classical musician Ian Anderson, who will be performing a special Christmas Jethro Tull benefit concert. All proceeds will go towards the fabric and upkeep of Derby Cathedral.

Winter Wonderland Hubbub Club - 17 Dec

The Hubbub Club is back! This time it's a Winter Wonderland theme filled with sparkle, magic and wonderful characters......

Dick Whittington's Dinner Invite - 19 - 21 Dec

Featuring characters from the classic story – Sarah the Cook, Idle Jack, King Rat and more – this not-for-children re-telling of adventures is a must for your Christmas outing ...

WinterWalker: The Nutcracker and the Mouse King - 20 - 23 Dec

This funny and playful adaptation of Hoffmann's timeless Christmas tale is full of storytelling, dance and original music inspired by tunes from the classic ballet, The Nutcracker.