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!

Oh Dickens! It's Christmas - 11 Nov - 7 Jan

Oh Dickens! It's Christmas - 11 Nov - 7 Jan

Christmas, Don't Miss, Family Fun

Christmas at Chatsworth promises to be the best of times...

Christmas Home, Food & Gift Market - 11 - 12 Nov

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.

Markeaton Christmas Market - 12 Nov

Markeaton Christmas Market - 12 Nov

Christmas, Markets & Fairs

Family fun and entertainment. Live music for 11am. Bespoke craft gifts. Homemade produce. With special guests Springfield School Choir. Refreshments available. Charity tombola. Face painting and balloon modelling.

Christmas Market - 17 Nov - 5 Dec

Christmas Market - 17 Nov - 5 Dec

Christmas, Markets & Fairs

Join in the festive spirit this November with live seasonal entertainment.

Vivid Christmas Party - The Circus - 17 Nov - 31 Dec

This season the vintage ‘Circus’ comes to Derby’s flagship Christmas Party venue taking us back to yesteryear, where jaw dropping feats and fun filled fantasy were truly stuff of legend!

Christmas Lights Switch- On - 18 Nov

Christmas Lights Switch- On - 18 Nov

Christmas, Family Fun

Join in with the festivities.

Christmas Wonderland - 22 Nov - 24 Dec

Christmas Wonderland - 22 Nov - 24 Dec

Christmas, Family Fun, School Holidays

Join us at the Farm for our NEW Christmas event. Journey through Santa’s Wonderland and enjoy a magical festive experience.

Christmas Twilight Evenings 23 Nov - 22 Dec

Get into the festive mood with our magical twilight evenings this Christmas.

Christmas Tree Decorating - 25 Nov

Christmas Tree Decorating - 25 Nov

Christmas, Family Fun

Join local artist Theresa Hempsall for our annual Christmas Tree Decorating workshop inspired by our Christmas show Moonfall.

Festive Farm Fun - 25 Nov - 24 Dec

Festive Farm Fun - 25 Nov - 24 Dec

Christmas, Family Fun

JOIN US ON THE FARM AT CHRISTMAS TIME AND TAKE PART IN ALL OUR FESTIVE FUN ACTIVITIES…THERE’S LOADS TO ENTERTAIN YOU AND LOTS OF MEMORIES TO BE MADE!

North Pole Adventure - 25 Nov - 24 Dec

Join us on a magical 2 hour family Christmas journey to the North Pole to meet Father Christmas and his friends.

Pea and Pie Supper with Shopping - 29 Nov - 13 Dec

Enjoy a relaxed Christmas shopping experience in our award-winning estate farm shop, plus a 10% discount on your purchases, followed by a pea and pie supper in the farm shop café.

G4 Christmas by Candlelight 2017 - 1  Dec

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

Peter Pan - 1 Dec - 6 Jan

Derby Theatre is thrilled to announce its big festive production for 2017/18, the classic, magical and mystical family favourite, Peter Pan.

Cathedral Quarter 3aaa Christmas Ice Rink - 1 Dec - 2 Jan

Whether out with a group of friends, spending time as a family or looking for a venue for a work Christmas party, a spin on the Cathedral Quarter 3aaa Ice Rink will be a fabulous festive treat!

Jack & The Beanstalk - 1 - 3  Dec

A giant of a pantomime!

Christmas Craft Fair - 1 - 23 Dec

Christmas Craft Fair - 1 - 23 Dec

Christmas, Markets & Fairs

Market Square

Enjoy a variety of local arts and crafts products.

Derby Christmas Chilli Fiesta - 2 Dec

Derby Christmas Chilli Fiesta - 2 Dec

Christmas, Don't Miss, Festivals, Food & Drink

Welcome to the 1st ever Derby Christmas Chilli Fiesta 2017, on the 2nd of December

A Very (Un)Grimm Christmas Fayre - 2 Dec

Once upon a time... Pickford's House came to life with the festive sights and sounds of a Georgian Christmas!

Friends of Markeaton Park Christmas Craft Fair - 2 - 3 Dec

Find the perfect Christmas present!

Make a Christmas Stocking Workshop - With Sew n Jo - 2 - 3 Dec

Sew ‘n’ Jo Will be running a workshop event giving people the opportunity to make an old fashioned Christmas decorations.

Masquerade Ball - 2 - 16 Dec

Masquerade Ball - 2 - 16 Dec

Christmas, Food & Drink

Celebrate Christmas in style with our ever-popular magical masquerade ball and an elegant three-course dinner.

Family Festivities at Markeaton Park - 2 - 17 Dec

Christmas in the park for all the family.

Jingle Jog - 3 Dec

Jingle Jog - 3 Dec

Christmas, Family Fun

Feel the Christmas spirit as you line up with other Santas to support Derby Hospitals Charity

Christmas Market - 3 Dec

Christmas Market - 3 Dec

Christmas, Markets & Fairs

Welcome in the festive season with mulled wine, live music and shopping at our handpicked market stalls.

Scrooge: A Christmas Dinner - 4 - 21 Dec

Join Ebeneezer Scrooge and be a guest in his home as he prepares for another lonely Christmas.

Only Fools and 3 Courses - 5 - 6 Dec

Only Fools and 3 Courses - 5 - 6 Dec

Food & Drink, Theatre

Join us for the dinner event of the year with food and comedy action served Only Fools & Horses style.

Beauty & the Beast - 5 - 31 Dec

Beauty & the Beast - 5 - 31 Dec

Christmas, Family Fun

Be our guest for Christmas 2017 and join us at Derby Arena for another spectacular, star-studded, traditional, family pantomime - as we follow the classic tale of Beauty and the Beast.

The Gingerbread Man - 5 - 31 Dec

The Gingerbread Man - 5 - 31 Dec

Christmas, Family Fun, Theatre

A delicious adventure for families.

Prince Stroppy Pants & The Christmas Caper - 7 - 28 Dec

His Royal Highness the Prince is the bossiest, stroppiest, snottiest Prince that ever did live.

HUBBUB CLUB: Winter Wonderland - 8 Dec

The Hubbub Club is back with a Winter Wonderland–themed theatrical party. Come into the warmth of our fun-filled event with performances from Hubbub Theatre Company, The Hub and Hubbub Youth, guest appearance from RaRaRia with her aerial wonders, interactive activities, Hubbub DJs and a dancefloor that’s rocking all night long!

Shake It and Stir It Up Christmas Party - 8 - 16 Dec

Dust off your tux and sparkles and join us for a James Bond themed party this festive season at The Silk Mill

Make Christmas Bunting Workshop - with Sew n Jo - 9 - 10 Dec

Sew ‘n’ Jo Will be running a workshop event giving people the opportunity to make an old fashioned Christmas decorations.

Faulty Towers Dining Experience - 10 - 13 Dec

Faulty Towers Dining Experience - 10 - 13 Dec

Christmas, Food & Drink, Theatre

The internationally acclaimed Faulty Towers Dining Experience returns to The Old Bell Hotel.

Wreath Making Workshop - 13 - 16 Dec

Wreath Making Workshop - 13 - 16 Dec

Christmas, Family Fun

Come and join us over the festive period at one of our Christmas Wreath making workshops. Make a unique and individual wreath to be admired by all.

Funhouse Comedy Night at The Old Bell - 16 Dec

Join us for a hilarious evening of comedy in our Grand Regency Ballroom. Featuring 4 fantastic acts laugh the night away in one of Derby’s oldest and most historic buildings.

Make a Christmas Table Runner Workshop - With Jo n Sew - 16 - 17 Dec

Sew ‘n’ Jo Will be running a workshop event giving people the opportunity to make an old fashioned Christmas decorations.

Park Farm Christmas Market - 17 Dec

Park Farm Christmas Market - 17 Dec

Christmas, Family Fun, Markets & Fairs

Park Farm Drive, Allestree, DE22 2QN

Christmas Market at Park Farm Shopping Centre, with a variety of gifts, street foot and much more.

Festive Fun Club - Moonfall theme - 20 Dec

A very special one-day Festive Fun Club. The perfect opportunity to catch up on your Christmas shopping, or have a well-deserved rest, whilst your little ones are entertained.

HIKAPEE: Moonfall - 20 - 23 Dec

HIKAPEE: Moonfall - 20 - 23 Dec

Christmas, Family Fun

A theatrical Christmas story told with aerial circus.

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