As he gears up for his busiest night of the year, Santa will be filling up his tummy at The Old Bell Hotel.

The Old Bell Hotel
51 Sadler Gate
Derby
DE1 3NQ

Be our Guest for a Magical Christmas Afternoon Tea.

The Old Bell Hotel
51 Sadler Gate
Derby
DE1 3NQ

We are absolutely delighted to welcome back our Princess’ and their Prince’ for a spectacular Easter Afternoon Tea.

The Old Bell Hotel
51 Sadler Gate
Derby
DE1 3NQ

Put yourself in the picture and try on our ever popular, beautifully crafted, outfits inspired by Wright’s portraits.

Derby Museum & Art Gallery
The Strand
Derby
DE1 1BS

Join us for a family-friendly Christmas carvery.

Derby Museum & Art Gallery
The Strand
Derby
DE1 1BS

This Festive season visit the Museum and Art Gallery and discover some Christmas magic with our Nutcracker Trail.

Derby Museum & Art Gallery
The Strand
Derby
DE1 1BS

Tots Make and Do is a monthly session where we welcome 2-5 year olds with their grown-ups for crafts, games and stories inspired by our fabulous collections.

Derby Museum & Art Gallery
The Strand
Derby
DE1 1BS

At Art Hub we explore different creative techniques and processes – there is always something new to try in this artist-led session.

Derby Museum & Art Gallery
The Strand
Derby
DE1 1BS

In this session the whole family is welcome to play, make and have fun together.

Derby Museum & Art Gallery
The Strand
Derby
DE1 1BS

Start off the festive season making mixed media Christmas Cards with artist Helen Jackson, where you will create festive designs combining mono printing, collage, drawing and sewing!

Derby QUAD & Cinema
Market Place
Cathedral Quarter
Derby
DE1 3AS

QUAD are delighted to bring back our traditional festive collaboration with Derby Cathedral.

Derby QUAD & Cinema
Market Place
Cathedral Quarter
Derby
DE1 3AS

When a strange new dinner lady turns up to school the kids are going to get served up more than a plateful of trouble.

Derby Market Place
Derby
DE1 3AH

QUAD are delighted to bring back our traditional festive collaboration with Derby Cathedral.

Derby Cathedral
18-19 Iron Gate
Derby
DE1 3GP

Breakfast with Santa has arrived at Annie’s!

Annie's Burger Shack Derby
Friary Street
Derby
DE1 1JF

Design and make a Christmas card for someone special in this family workshop. Give it some added festive magic by using LEDs to make it glow.

Museum of Making at Derby Silk Mill (UNESCO World Heritage Site)
Silk Mill Lane
Derby
DE1 3AF

Make your own Christmas-themed automata* inspired by the new Cabaret Mechanical Theatre exhibition.

Museum of Making at Derby Silk Mill (UNESCO World Heritage Site)
Silk Mill Lane
Derby
DE1 3AF

Join us for a terrific train extravaganza with lots to see and do for all.

Museum of Making at Derby Silk Mill (UNESCO World Heritage Site)
Silk Mill Lane
Derby
DE1 3AF

This loose parts play session offers a sensory and playful exploration of objects and materials, stimulating children’s curiosity, imagination and experimentation.

Museum of Making at Derby Silk Mill (UNESCO World Heritage Site)
Silk Mill Lane
Derby
DE1 3AF

Coming Soon - Derby riverboat trips will commence on the River Derwent.

Exeter Bridge Boarding Platform
Derby
DE1 2ED

A fabulously festive high-flying production of friendship, music, magic lamps and making wishes.

Derby Theatre
15 Theatre Walk
Eagle Centre
Derby
DE1 2NF

A Brand New Circus Cabaret for the 21st Century.

Derby Theatre
15 Theatre Walk
Eagle Centre
Derby
DE1 2NF

Set sail on the high seas for a spectacular swashbuckling adventure at Derby Theatre Christmas 2021.

Derby Theatre
15 Theatre Walk
Eagle Centre
Derby
DE1 2NF

Award-winning Le Navet Bete presents a comedy adventure that will have you rolling with laughter from here to the French countryside!

Derby Theatre
15 Theatre Walk
Eagle Centre
Derby
DE1 2NF

THE ROAR-SOME CREW ARE BACK FOR A BRAND NEW ADVENTURE!

Derby Theatre
15 Theatre Walk
Eagle Centre
Derby
DE1 2NF

Billy has everything a young goat could need – and more besides. On New Year’s Eve, Billy is looking forward to the annual visit of the legendary Snow Dragon, who will bring him even more goodies...

Derby Theatre
15 Theatre Walk
Eagle Centre
Derby
DE1 2NF

A stunning visual treat for everyone aged 7+

Derby Theatre
15 Theatre Walk
Eagle Centre
Derby
DE1 2NF

In a faraway land, a hard-working and lonely carpenter wishes for their puppet Pinocchio to come to life. By the magic of a wishing well their dream comes true!

Derby Theatre
15 Theatre Walk
Eagle Centre
Derby
DE1 2NF

Coming this Christmas at Déda is Anatomical Dance' The Buildy-uppy Dance Show

Déda
Chapel Street
Derby
DE1 3GU

Join us at our upcoming Christmas Tree Decorating and Carols event with Déda and a local caroling group, where we will be preparing for Christmas with fun activities and music for all the family.

Déda
Chapel Street
Derby
DE1 3GU

Wander through the Santa’s Winter Woodland at Derbion this Christmas. From 1st December, the whole family can experience a magical winter world, where you can safely meet Santa on his sleigh for a fabulous festive photo.

Derbion
London Road
Derby
DE1 2PQ

A magical Christmas awaits you at Pickford’s House this December with traditional Christmas activities and workshops, including our ‘No time like the present’ Christmas present hunt and ‘Great Georgian Bake Off’ biscuit decorating workshop!

Pickford's House
41 Friar Gate
Derby
DE1 1DA

Join us for Midlands Markets’ next event, our Christmas Market.

Derbyshire County Cricket Club
The Incora County Ground
Nottingham Road
Derby
DE21 6DA

An evening of classical music and fireworks – don’t forget your picnic!

Darley Park
DE22 1EN

Enjoy a brand new spin on a much-loved yarn for Christmas 2021 with a spellbinding new pantomime at Derby Arena.

Derby Arena
Royal Way
Pride Park
Derby
DE24 8JB

Santa’s Grotto for dogs is back!

Markeaton Park
Markeaton Park
Derby
DE22 4AA

Let’s celebrate in style this year with Family Festivities, an event for all the family with live music, walkabout acts, and festive food.

Markeaton Park
Markeaton Park
Derby
DE22 4AA

Santa will be visiting the park along with his Elves.

Alvaston Park
Meadow Lane
Derby
DE24 8QQ

Create special memories this year with exclusive time with your favourite animal! Head out into the Derbyshire countryside and enjoy a heart warming animal encounter together.

Bluebells
Brunswood Farm
Locko Road
Derby
DE21 7AR

Learn to pass your Sleigh Ride Proficiency Test this year with the help of our Elves, Mother Christmas, Betsy Bakewell and Father Christmas!

Bluebells
Brunswood Farm
Locko Road
Derby
DE21 7AR

Join us for our FUN and INTERACTIVE Santa’s Snowlympics, and celebrate the joys of winter. You’ll discover the TREEmendous trail and an exciting snow contest. The Great Penguin Sleigh Race is the race to end all races, and Santa and friends will be there with you at Bluebell Dairy

Bluebells
Brunswood Farm
Locko Road
Derby
DE21 7AR

This winter from 4 December, treat your little ones to a world of adventures at Kedleston Hall on the Percy the Park Keeper's winter wander trail.

Kedleston Hall
near Quarndon
Derbyshire
DE22 5JH

We're delighted that the big man himself - Santa Claus - is joining us at The Kedleston Country House this Christmas. Join him in his cosy Grotto for a magical festive experience.

Kedleston Country House
Kedleston Road
Quarndon
Derbyshire
DE22 5JD

Join us at The Kedleston Country House for an afternoon of festive fun! We’ll have Santa in his Grotto*, Stalls for you to browse, Christmas Carols by a local choir, a warm and cosy fire pit, and delicious food and drink.

Kedleston Country House
Kedleston Road
Quarndon
Derbyshire
DE22 5JD

The UK’s best dog friendly tribute festival weekender returns for 2022.

Elvaston Castle Country Park
Borrowash Road
Elvaston
Derby
DE72 3EP

Come and watch our Christmas movie ELF in our woodland garden area, with snuggly blankets, hot chocolate and Christmas cookies.

Makeney Hall Hotel
Makeney Road
Belper,
DE56 0RS

Join us in the Denby Craft Room with a friend or two and enjoy creating your own personalised ceramic gifts during our fun and festive Christmas Craft Experience.

Denby Pottery Village
Derby Road
Denby
DE5 8NX

Enjoy a personalised ten-minute visit to meet Santa, hand-pick your own special gift from Santa’s Workshop, with free time to play festive games in the gardens afterwards.

Denby Pottery Village
Derby Road
Denby
DE5 8NX

Enjoy a fun and festive Afternoon Tea with Santa, upstairs at Bourne’s Coffee Shop & Bistro. Your Afternoon Tea Experience also includes Storytime with Santa, festive games with Santa’s Elves as well as a small Christmas Craft gift bag for every child.

Denby Pottery Village
Derby Road
Denby
DE5 8NX

A truly magical journey. Experience the wonder of Christmas on your adventure to the North Pole.

National Forest Adventure Farm
Postern Road
Tatenhill
Burton on Trent
DE13 9SJ

Wrap up warm and get ready for a silly Elf adventure as you arrive at Waterside Winter Wonderland, where Santa’s Chief Elf and his team will send you through the Enchanted Forest and the Valley of Christmas Lights to discover Santa’s Woodland Grotto.

Conkers at The National Forest
Rawdon Road
nr Swadlincote
South Derbyshire
DE12 6GA

Christmas is coming to the Meynell Our Magical Meynell Christmas Market starts Friday 26th November - Thursday 23rd December.

The Meynell Ingram Arms
Abbots Bromley Road
Hoar Cross
Staffordshire
DE13 8RB

This festive season get ready to enjoy a magical festive day out or overnight stay at Alton Towers Resort!

Alton Towers Resort
Alton
Staffordshire
ST10 4DB

New for 2021 experience Alton Towers Resort’s & Lightopia Seasonal Wonderland a magical, immersive walk-through the 4 seasons that will transport you to a whim-tastical land where you can control time!

Alton Towers Resort
Alton
Staffordshire
ST10 4DB

Experience an unforgettable Christmas experience at Twycross Zoo! Join us on selected dates* this December for heaps of festive family fun.

Twycross Zoo
Burton Road
Atherstone
Warwickshire
CV9 3PX

An illuminated walk around areas of the garden near the house. Included with Christmas and Garden tickets.

Chatsworth
Bakewell
Derbyshire
DE45 1PP

Featuring spectacular grand ring displays in the air and on land, demos from celebrity chefs plus entertainment for all the family.

Chatsworth
Bakewell
Derbyshire
DE45 1PP

20 years of Christmas magic. Included with Christmas tickets.

Chatsworth
Bakewell
Derbyshire
DE45 1PP

A three-day event of thrilling world-class equestrian sport, combined with entertainment for all the family.

Chatsworth
Bakewell
Derbyshire
DE45 1PP

This annual festive event provides a great start to the Christmas shopping season.

This autumn, join us for an inspiring Season of Light - a celebration of our city’s dazzling diversity and creativity.

Derby

Community fun day with stalls and rides for all the family.

Swarkestone Road Park
Chellaston
Derby

Look out for these fantastic street entertainers with their diverting and sometimes cheeky routines on the Market Place and Corn Market at 12noon, 1.30pm and 3pm each day.

Market Place & Corn Market
Derby

Doorstep performances to return for 2021 festive season in Twas The Night Before Christmas.

Your doorstep

Wrap up warm for a parade and enjoy a variety of entertainment on the stage leading up to the big switch-on at 6pm to get you in the Festive spirit.

Derby City Centre

Join the farmyard team for a magical family visit to listen to Father Christmas. Includes access to the farmyard and playground.

A fun and educational workshop, making wildlife truffles for Father Christmas's reindeer.

Whilst Derby is always a great place to shop, eat, drink, or just wander around, we’ve added a Festive trail to give you and your family even more to look out for.

Derby