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!

Pickford's House Christmas Shop - 20 Oct - 22 Dec

This Christmas, see the return of our popular seasonal shop at Pickford’s House. It’s time to get inspired with wonderful decora... read 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 at intu Derby - 5 Nov - 31 Dec

If, like us, you just can't wait for Christmas, there are loads of ways you can get into the Christmas spirit with us, from our annual choir... read more

Glacier - 8 Nov - 31 Dec

Glacier - 8 Nov - 31 Dec

Don't Miss, Food & Drink

Feel the freeze at Glacier, intu Derby's brand new ice-themed bar opening this Christmas. You'll love the impressive ice effect tunnel leadi... read more

Christmas at Chatsworth - 10 Nov - 6 Jan

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

Christmas at East Midlands Designer Outlet - 15 Nov - 24 Dec

Get into the festive spirit... Make your Christmas magical with East Midlands Designer Outlet.... 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

Festive Forest - 16 Nov - 24 Dec

Festive Forest - 16 Nov - 24 Dec

Christmas, Family Fun

The festive forest is our magical forest, full of fun and interactive games for children. From 16 November kids can jump into our snow ball ... 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

Visit Santa at Derby Market Hall - 17 Nov - 22 Dec

Santa and his favourite elf have landed at Derby Market Hall as the festive celebrations begin.... read more

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

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

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

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 Christmas Ice Rink 2018 - 30 Nov - 6 Jan

Cathedral Quarter Christmas Ice Rink 2018 - 30 Nov - 6 Jan

Christmas, Family Fun, School Holidays

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

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

Jack Frost Trail - 1 - 22 Dec

Jack Frost Trail - 1 - 22 Dec

Christmas, Family Fun

Jack Frost has been up to his old tricks again, painting with ice and making things sparkle on cold, dark, winter days. Can you track where ... 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

Santa Experience - 1 - 24 Dec

Have a special meeting with Santa and receive a gift.... 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

Regency Pianist - 6 - 21 Dec

Regency Pianist - 6 - 21 Dec

Christmas, Music

Enjoy classical, choral, carols and the comedic as Mr Baker regales us with Regency music in the Drawing Room.... read more

Christmas Activities - 6 - 30 Dec

Christmas Activities - 6 - 30 Dec

Christmas, Family Fun

You are invited to a Regency inspired Christmas at Sudbury Hall. Come and feel at home in festive surroundings!... read more

TOTS MAKE AND DO: HOMEMADE CHRISTMAS - 7 Dec

Crafts and games for under 5's.... read more

Mainframe Festive Shopping - 7 Dec

Join us at the BIG Festive ShopIn.... read more

Carols by Candlelight - 7 Dec

This is one event not to be missed. Join us in the historic candle lit Tudor Bar by the roaring fire and enjoy an evening of traditional Chr... read more

DERBY MUSEUMS CHRISTMAS PARTIES 2018 - 7 - 15 Dec

Book your Christmas party in Derby at the unique venue of Derby Museums, with food prepared by local celebrity chef, Ralph Skripek.... 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

Don't miss our star-studded pantomime - the perfect festive treat packed with family fun.... 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

Christmas Nativity - 8 - 23 Dec

Christmas Nativity - 8 - 23 Dec

Christmas, Family Fun

Join us in bringing the nativity to life with our farmyard animals and your children as the stars of the show in a heart-warming Christmas p... 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

Christmas Ghost Tour - 11 Dec

Join Richard Felix on a rather special Christmas Ghost Tour.... 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

TOTS MAKE AND DO: GIFT WRAPPED - 14 Dec

Crafts and games for under 5's.... 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 at the Cathedral - 14 Dec

The perfect family Christmas Concert, featuring a blend of festive music and carols, bought to you by the impressive combined bands of Derwe... read more

Choirs in the Saloon - 14 Dec

Join Tuesday Occasionals in the Saloon for some festive music as they sing a range of songs to get you in a Christmassy mood.... read more

CBeebies Christmas Show: Thumbelina - 15 Dec

This winter, join in the fun and enjoy your favourite Christmas show in the cinema for the first time ever! The much anticipated annual CBee... 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

The Rose Devine Christmas Ball - 15 Dec

The Rose Devine Christmas Ball - 15 Dec

Christmas, Food & Drink, Music

Christmas ball with live music from Rose Devine, 3 course festive meal and disco.... 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

Breakfast or Afternoon Tea with Santa - 15 - 16 Dec, 22 - 23 Dec

Join Santa for Breakfast or Afternoon Tea in Bourne's Coffee Shop & Restaurant this Christmas; includes story time and a special gift fo... read more

A Christmas Carol - 15 - 23 Dec

A Christmas Carol - 15 - 23 Dec

Christmas, Don't Miss, Family Fun, Theatre

The Lost Boys return to Sudbury Hall with their irreverent take on the Dickens classic story of rebirth and redemption.... 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

Hark! A Nativity Story - 20 Dec

Apprentice Angels are looking for a Shepherd, a Shepherd is searching for a lost Sheep and a disguised king is hunting for a very special ba... 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

FAMILY FRIDAY: FESTIVE CROWNS - 21 Dec

Have a go at making a festive crown so you look the part this Christmas; plus lots of festive fun with music, games and stories.... 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

CRAFTY CHRISTMAS - 22 Dec

CRAFTY CHRISTMAS - 22 Dec

Christmas, Family Fun

Join in with our seasonal crafts... read more

The Muppet Christmas Carol (U) at Derby Cathedral - 22 Dec

The Muppet’s bring their own take on the classic Charles Dickens’ Christmas Carol with Kermit, Miss Piggy, Gonzo and all your fa... read more

Elf (PG) at Derby Cathedral - 22 Dec

After accidentally wrecking havoc in the North Pole’s Elf community due to his unnatural size (for an Elf), Buddy, a man raised as an ... read more

Regency Storytelling - 22 - 23 Dec

Come with us and step back in time...to 1802.... 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

It's A Wonderful Life (PG) - 24 Dec

It's A Wonderful Life (PG) - 24 Dec

Christmas, Don't Miss

It’s Christmas Eve, and Clarence the guardian angel is assigned to convince the desperate George Bailey not to take his own life. Geor... 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

Beyond The Velvet Rope - 26 Dec

Beyond The Velvet Rope - 26 Dec

Christmas, Family Fun

Our friendly staff at Pickford’s House are available to offer you tours of the house throughout the week.... read more

Tour of the State Floor at Kedleston Hall - 27 - 30 Dec

Join our volunteers for a one hour tour of the state floor of Kedleston Hall.... 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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