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 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

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

Christmas at Hardwick - 24 Nov - 24 Dec

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

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

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

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


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



Christmas, Family Fun, Food & Drink

Where to find us

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

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

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 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

The Faulty Towers Dining Experience - 11 - 14 Dec

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

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

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


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

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