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!

Let's Make Christmas - 20 Oct - 23 Dec

This Christmas, in the Museum and Art Gallery Shop, we are showcasing the work of 12 of the region’s most talented designers and maker... read more

Christmas Home, Food & Gift Market - 10 - 11 Nov

Christmas Home, Food & Gift Market - 10 - 11 Nov

Christmas, Don't Miss, Markets & Fairs

Back for a 9th year! The Christmas Home, Food & Gift Market is a handpicked festive shopping event in a stunning heritage venue.... read more

Christmas at Chatsworth - 10 Nov - 6 Jan

Christmas is everyone’s favourite time of year, especially at Chatsworth.... read more

Help prepare Kedleston for Christmas - 12 - 18 Nov

For one week in November we are inviting visitors to help lend-a-hand and prepare Kedleston for Christmas.... read more

Make a Willow Christmas Tree - 16 Nov

New to willow craft? Make a willow Christmas tree sculpture to take home and decorate your home or garden.... read more

Festive Sale - 16 - 17 Nov

Start your Christmas shopping at Royal Crown Derby's Festive Sale event taking place over two days.... read more

Moroccan Fire Nights 2018 - 16 Nov - 31 Dec

Be part of the ultimate Christmas party experience. Moroccan Fire Nights fuses hair-raising entertainment and a superb freshly prepared feas... read more

Chatsworth Christmas Market - 16 Nov - 4 Dec

Where better to start your Christmas shopping than at the Chatsworth Christmas market? With over 100 market stalls offering a wide range of ... read more

Christmas Lights Switch-On - 17 Nov

Christmas Lights Switch-On - 17 Nov

Christmas, Don't Miss, Family Fun

Don't miss the Christmas Lights Switch-On sponsored by Smooth! Join a festive parade with your family and then enjoy a variety of entertainm... read more

North Pole Adventure at the National Forest Adventure Farm - 17 Nov - 24 Dec

Journey through the magical portal to the North Pole.... read more

The BBC Big Band: Swinging Christmas - 18 Nov

Join the internationally acclaimed BBC Big Band, conductor Barry Forgie and the extraordinary vocal talents of vocalist Emer McParland, for ... read more

Make a Rustic Willow Wreath - 22 - 25 Nov

Make your very own rustic and natural festive wreath from scratch.... read more

Christmas at Hardwick - 24 Nov - 24 Dec

Experience the magic of Christmas at Hardwick with our adventure through advent activities.... read more

Santa Sleepover - 25 Nov - 23 Dec

Santa Sleepover - 25 Nov - 23 Dec

Christmas, Family Fun

Experience a magical escape with a Santa Sleepover at Alton Towers Resort from only £283 per family of four!... read more

G4 Christmas 2018 - 28 Nov

G4 Christmas 2018 - 28 Nov

Christmas, Music

Experience sumptuous harmonies in an idyllic, festive setting...... read more

Pie and pea supper with shopping - 28 Nov - 12 Dec

Enjoy a relaxed Christmas shopping experience in our award-winning estate farm shop, plus a 10% discount on your shopping*, followed by a pi... read more

Cinderella - 29 Nov - 2 Dec

Cinderella - 29 Nov - 2 Dec

Christmas, Family Fun, Theatre

Where to find us

The most famous pantomime of them all! In the classic ‘rags to riches’ story, Cinderella lives a life of poverty, bullied by her... read more

Denby Christmas Market - 30 Nov - 2 Dec

Denby Christmas Market - 30 Nov - 2 Dec

Christmas, Markets & Fairs

Over 30 stallholders selling: Seasonal gifts, handmade jewellery, textiles & artwork, home fragrances & accessories, chocolates, a s... read more

Christmas Gift Market - 30 Nov - 2 Dec

Christmas Gift Market - 30 Nov - 2 Dec

Christmas, Markets & Fairs

Get ahead with your Christmas shopping and discover traditional, vintage, contemporary and handmade gifts in the Riding School.... read more

Christmas Party Nights 2018 - 30 Nov - 16 Dec

Get your glad rags on and join us for a 1920s extravaganza, complete with a delicious three-course meal, drinks on arrival, and our resident... read more

Hansel and Gretel - 30 Nov - 5 Jan

Hansel and Gretel - 30 Nov - 5 Jan

Christmas, Family Fun, Theatre

Follow our trail of breadcrumbs into the woods next Christmas for a deliciously festive treat.... read more

Cathedral Quarter 3aaa Christmas Ice Rink 2018 - 30 Nov - 6 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 Qu... read more

Derby Christmas Chilli Fiesta - 1 Dec

Join us for a lip smacking, mouth burning, mind blowing and ice melting day of chilli mayhem!... read more

Festive Big Kids Weekend! - 1 - 2 Dec, 7 - 8 Dec

If you are suffering from a bout of adult apathy, then it's time to reconnect with your inner kid, scrape your knees and get those jeans mud... read more

Family Festivities at Markeaton Park - 1 - 2 Dec, 8 - 9 Dec

Family Festivities at Markeaton Park - 1 - 2 Dec, 8 - 9 Dec

Christmas, Family Fun, School Holidays

Christmas in the park for all the family.... read more

Crafty Christmas Cookies - 1 - 20 Dec

Crafty Christmas Cookies - 1 - 20 Dec

Christmas, Family Fun, Food & Drink

Come along and make your very own 2019 calendar.... read more

Christmas Tree Sales at Kedleston Hall - 1 - 20 Dec

This December, choose your ideal Christmas tree from a wide range of British sustainably grown trees, with a size to suit your home. All pro... read more

Knickerbocker Glorious Christmas - 1 - 22 Dec

A Christmas-themed sweet layered stack of free live performances with an abundance of acoustic music, a generous measure of performing arts ... read more

Twelve Days of Calke's Christmas - 1 - 23 Dec

Experience magical Christmas weekends at Calke Abbey, with lights, illuminations and twelve days of Calke's Christmas.... read more

Breakfast with Father Christmas - 1 - 23 Dec

Enjoy a wholesome cooked English breakfast in the great kitchen with tea/coffee or squash.... read more

SANTA’S WOODLAND EXPERIENCE - 1 - 24 Dec

This experience will last approximately 1 hour and 30 minutes and gives you FREE access to the Farm all day!... read more

BREAKFAST WITH SANTA - 1 - 24 Dec

BREAKFAST WITH SANTA - 1 - 24 Dec

Christmas, Family Fun, Food & Drink

Where to find us

Includes present and FREE access to the Farm.... read more

Christmas Crafts and Activities - 1 - 30 Dec

Join us at Christmas in the beautiful surroundings of Sudbury Hall to make something special to take home.... read more

Christmas Arts & Crafts Fair - 1 - 31 Dec

Christmas Arts & Crafts Fair - 1 - 31 Dec

Christmas, Markets & Fairs

The Christmas arts and craft fair returns for 2018.... read more

Scrooge: A Christmas Dinner 2018 - 2 - 20 Dec

Join Scrooge for a Christmas Dinner... read more

Sherry and Mince Pie Tour - 3 - 17 Dec

Sherry and Mince Pie Tour - 3 - 17 Dec

Comedy, Tours and Walks

Take a guided tour of the State Floor, decorated for Christmas, followed by a festive mince pie and a glass of sherry by the fires in Caesar... read more

Goldilocks and the Three Bears - 4 Dec - 5 Jan

Goldilocks and the Three Bears - 4 Dec - 5 Jan

Christmas, Family Fun, Theatre

Three Chairs, Three Bowls of Porridge, Three Beds… Make yourself at home!... read more

Cinderella: A Wicked Mother of a Night Out - 4 - 8 Dec

We're all going to the rock’n’roll ball!! Award-winning Not Too Tame have teamed up with top theatre and TV writer Luke Barnes (... read more

Christmas Lunch at Calke Abbey - 4 - 19 Dec

Indulge in a festive three-course Christmas lunch prepared by the talented Calke chefs.... read more

Only Fools & 3 Courses - 5 - 6 Dec

Only Fools & 3 Courses - 5 - 6 Dec

Christmas, Food & Drink

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

Christmas Wreath Making - 5 - 7 Dec

Learn how to make a festive wreath from our own Chatsworth foliage, cones and berries.... read more

The Dinosaur Who Came for Christmas - 7 - 30 Dec

Join those festive funsters The Babbling Vagabonds, as they return with more seasonal shenanigans.... read more

A Tale as Old as Time Afternoon Tea Xmas Special - 8 - 9 Dec

Be our Guest for a Magical Christmas Afternoon Tea.... read more

Christmas Gift and Food Market - 8 - 9 Dec

Find festive inspiration with a range of gift ideas alongside local, warming food and drink.... read more

An Enchanted Expedition - 8 - 9 Dec

An Enchanted Expedition - 8 - 9 Dec

Christmas, Family Fun

Join us for a magical weekend of festive fun for families and friends!... read more

Christmas Willow: Angels, Stars and Wreaths - 8 - 15 Dec

Weave your own willow angels, stars and wreaths to decorate your home or garden this Christmas, led by the basket maker Maggie Cooper.... read more

Jack and the Beanstalk - 8 Dec - 5 Jan

Starring DUNCAN JAMES as Jack, MORGAN BRIND returning as Dame Trott and BRITAIN'S BEST BADDIE Lawrence Boothman as Cesspit.... read more

Masquerade Ball - 8 - 22 Dec

Masquerade Ball - 8 - 22 Dec

Christmas, Food & Drink

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

Traditional Christmas Decorations - 9 - 13 Dec

If you love all things natural at Christmas, then this workshop is for you.... read more

Christmas Wreath Making - 9 & 16 Dec

This is always a popular event. Our workshops on the art of traditional wreath making will show you how to make your own Christmas Wreath us... read more

The Faulty Towers Dining Experience - 11 - 14 Dec

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

A Christmas Carol starring Simon Callow - 12 Dec

Based on Dickens' own performance adaptation, Simon Callow (Four Weddings And A Funeral, Shakespeare In Love) and director-designer Tom Cair... read more

Scarlett Daggers and Déda: LaDéDa Christmas Cabaret - 14 Dec

Derby’s sassiest night out returns in December, with a festive flourish and a touch of magic!... read more

Christmas Murder Mystery - 15 Dec

Christmas Murder Mystery - 15 Dec

Christmas, Food & Drink

Join us on the 15th of December for ‘Who Killed The Wizard of Ooze?’, a festive murder mystery night for all.... read more

Wassail! - 15 Dec

With Jazz Quintet Band Accompaniment.... read more

Winter Wonderland Minecraft - 15 Dec

Winter Wonderland Minecraft - 15 Dec

Christmas, Family Fun

Giant snowmen, Santa's workshop or a magical ice palace.... read more

Christmas Country Food and Drink Fair - 15 - 16 Dec

Christmas Country Food and Drink Fair - 15 - 16 Dec

Christmas, Food & Drink, Markets & Fairs

A Christmas market to remember, with over 30 local food and drink traders all sourced within a 20-mile radius of Calke Abbey.... read more

Hubbub Club: Winter Wonderland - 16 Dec

The Hubbub Club returns with the perfect party to celebrate this special time of year. Join them for interactive activities, seasonal perfor... read more

Festive Sunday Lunch with Santa! - 16 Dec

Festive Sunday Lunch with Santa! - 16 Dec

Christmas, Family Fun, Food & Drink

Bring the whole family for a festive Sunday lunch on 16th December and meet Santa!... read more

Signing Father Christmas - 16 - 23 Dec

Book a special session with signing Father Christmas designed to be autism-friendly and provide an enjoyable space for those children who ar... read more

St Agnes Fountain Christmas Concert Tour - 18 Dec

New versions of classic Christmas Carols, plus original festival compositions. Joy and laughter in every performance.... read more

Holly Noble Company: Snow - 19 - 22 Dec

Run away with the circus this festive season…... read more

Breakfast with Father Christmas - 20 - 23 Dec

Enjoy a full English breakfast in the café and see Father Christmas and his elves.... read more

Winter Solstice Lantern Walk - 21 Dec

Winter Solstice Lantern Walk - 21 Dec

Christmas, Tours and Walks

Bring along a lantern and join us for a walk through the Park as it begins to get dark.... read more

SANTA’S STARLIT GROTTO - 23 - 24 Dec

Santa’s Starlit Grotto starts at 5pm and runs until 8pm (December 22nd and 23rd)... read more

Santa Paws Pooch Parade - 24 Dec

Santa Paws Pooch Parade - 24 Dec

Christmas, Tours and Walks

Join Santa Paws for a festive walk around Kedleston's Park with your pooch.... read more

Christmas Day at The Kedleston - 25 Dec

Christmas Day at The Kedleston - 25 Dec

Christmas, Food & Drink

Join us on Christmas Day for a delicious four course meal in a stunning countryside setting.... read more

Boxing Day Walk: Meetings with Ancient Trees - 26 Dec

Join our Head Gardener Richard for a guided post-Christmas walk around the periphery of the estate and work off that Christmas lunch ...... read more

A Pride & Prejudice New Year - 31 Dec

A Pride & Prejudice New Year - 31 Dec

Christmas, Don't Miss, Food & Drink

We’re welcoming 2019 with a New Year’s Eve party inspired by our beautiful Georgian building.... read more

New Year’s Eve Shindig - 31 Dec

New Year’s Eve Shindig - 31 Dec

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

Our famous 1920s Gatsby Gladrags event is back in 2018 for the New Year’s Eve Shindig, your table is yours for the evening from 6pm -2... read more

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