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 - 19 Oct - 24 Dec

Following the success of last year’s event, and back by popular demand, this Christmas sees the return of Let’s MAKE Christmas; ... read more

PICKFORD’S CHRISTMAS SHOP - 26 Oct - 21 Dec

Our seasonal shop at Pickford’s House is back! From gorgeous decorations to gifts for all the family, it’s time to get inspired.... read more

Glacier - 7 Nov - 31 Dec

Glacier - 7 Nov - 31 Dec

Christmas, Don't Miss, Food & Drink

Chill out at Glacier our winter-themed bar open this Christmas . You'll love the impressive ice effect tunnel leading to a fantastic frosty ... read more

Christmas at Chatsworth - 9 Nov - 5 Jan

Discover the magic of Christmas at Chatsworth.... read more

A Christmas Carol - 11 Nov - 4 Jan

Neil Duffield's stunning adaptation of Charles Dickens' treasured novel returns to the Derby Theatre stage for Christmas 2019.... read more

Christmas Market - 15 Nov - 3 Dec

Christmas Market - 15 Nov - 3 Dec

Christmas, Markets & Fairs

Soak up the Christmas market atmosphere as you browse more than 100 stalls offering a wide range of Christmas gifts and decorations – ... read more

HOMEMADE CHRISTMAS - 16 Nov

Have a go at making a decoration or gift for someone special this Christmas with needlework specialist Claire Remer.... read more

Denby Christmas Craft Experience - 16 - 24 Nov

Create the perfect hand-crafted gifts for Christmas during this creative two-hour craft session.... read more

Festive Forest - 22 Nov - 24 Dec

Festive Forest - 22 Nov - 24 Dec

Christmas, Family Fun

The festive forest is our magical forest, full of fun and interactive games for children.... read more

Christmas 'game on' at Sudbury Hall - 22 Nov - 6 Jan

Are you ready to play the Sudbury game? This Christmas, bring your family and friends together for some fun and friendly competition.... read more

Festive Wreath Making Class & Christmas Dinner - 23 Nov

We’re very excited to kick off the festive season with some wreath making and a Christmas celebration!... read more

North Pole Adventure - 23 Nov - 24 Dec

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

Christmas Crafts Workshop - 28 Nov

Join us as we transform our intimate Tudor Bar into a Winter Wonderland. And for one night only, we are setting up a craft workshop.... read more

Make a Rustic Willow Wreath - 28 - 30 Nov

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

On the First Day of Christmas... - 29 Nov

Father Christmas and his reindeer come to Calke! Join us for a magical, lantern-lit evening as Calke gets ready for Christmas with lights, i... read more

Visit Christmas ‘Past, Presents and Future’ - 29 Nov

This year Derby will be giving visitors the gift of Christmas, all wrapped up in four giant walk-through ‘presents’ that burst i... read more

Christmas Markets in the Riding School - 29 Nov - 8 Dec

Find festive inspiration at Calke's Christmas Markets, where you'll find plenty of gift ideas alongside heartwarming food and drink.... read more

Christmas Party Nights - 29 Nov - 21 Dec

It’s never too early to start planning your Christmas party or New Year’s Eve celebrations.... read more

DCO Christmas Concert - 30 Nov

Join the leading amateur orchestra for Derby and the surrounding area. Led by professional musicians – Principal Conductor, Jonathan T... read more

Santa's Grotto For Your Dogs - 30 Nov

Santa's Grotto For Your Dogs - 30 Nov

Christmas, Don't Miss, Family Fun

Head High will be doing a Santa's Grotto for your Dogs at Markeaton Park on Saturday 30th November at their Family Festivities event between... read more

Christmas Lunches at Kedleston Hall - 30 Nov - 19 Dec

Enjoy a traditional roast turkey lunch in the Great Restaurant at Kedleston Hall this December. Served 12 - 2.30pm daily.... read more

Breakfast with Father Christmas - 30 Nov - 23 Dec

Breakfast with Father Christmas - 30 Nov - 23 Dec

Christmas, Family Fun, Food & Drink

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

Family Festivities at Markeaton Park - 30 Nov & 1 Dec

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

Elf Trail - 30 Nov & 1 Dec

Elf Trail - 30 Nov & 1 Dec

Christmas, Tours and Walks

Completed entries will be put into a prize draw, to be in with the chance of winning some treats!... read more

Masquerade Ball - 30 Nov - 21 Dec

Masquerade Ball - 30 Nov - 21 Dec

Christmas, Food & Drink

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

Santas Woodland Adventure - 30 Nov - 24 Dec

A truly magical and unique experience for the whole family!... read more

Christmas Weekends at Calke Abbey - 30 Nov - 22 Dec

Experience magical Christmas weekends at Calke Abbey, with lights, illuminations and festive fairs for all the family.... read more

Breakfast with Father Christmas - 30 Nov

Breakfast with Father Christmas - 30 Nov

Christmas, Family Fun, Food & Drink

Enjoy a wholesome cooked English breakfast in the great kitchen where Father Christmas will be making an appearance.... read more

Breakfast with Santa - 30 Nov - 24 Dec

Breakfast with Santa - 30 Nov - 24 Dec

Christmas, Family Fun, Food & Drink

Where to find us

ENJOY A DELICIOUS HOME COOKED BREAKFAST IN THE COMPANY OF SANTA AND HIS ELVES!... read more

Santa Experience - 30 Nov - 24 Dec

Santa Experience - 30 Nov - 24 Dec

Christmas, Family Fun

SANTA IS COMING TO THE POTTERY VILLAGE... read more

Jingle Jog - 1 Dec

Feel the Christmas Spirit as you line up with other ‘santas’ to support your local hospital charity. The Jingle Jog takes you on... read more

Christmas Lunch with Santa - 1 Dec

Christmas Lunch with Santa - 1 Dec

Christmas, Family Fun, Food & Drink

Join us for a family-friendly Christmas carvery!... read more

Christmas Lunch at Calke Abbey - 3 - 20 Dec

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

TRAIL: FOLLOW THAT STAR! - 3 - 21 Dec

This Christmas, follow the stars around Pickford’s House and map the constellations in the skies above. Find where the Christmas Star ... read more

The Brothers Grimm In The Night Before, The Night Before Christmas - 4 - 14 Dec

The Babbling Vagabonds are back this Christmas, this time returning to Markeaton Park Craft Village to share their stories in festive fun fo... read more

Little Red Riding Hood - 4 Dec - 4 Jan

Little Red Riding Hood - 4 Dec - 4 Jan

Christmas, Family Fun, Theatre

Hilarious and heartwarming, magical and musical…its another festive treat from the team that brought you Goldilocks and The Three Bea... read more

Scrooge: A Christmas Dinner 2019 - 4 - 22 Dec

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

Only Fools & 3 Courses - 5 Dec

Only Fools & 3 Courses - 5 Dec

Christmas, Food & Drink

Join the Trotter brothers and friends for a knees-up at The Nag’s Head pub as they try to drum up some cash, pay some debts, and make ... read more

Storytime with Father Christmas - 5 - 19 Dec

Meet Father Christmas and his helpers and join in as they sing songs and tell stories.... read more

Denby Pottery Christmas Market - 6 - 8 Dec

Denby Pottery Christmas Market - 6 - 8 Dec

Christmas, Markets & Fairs

Our annual Christmas Market is the perfect time to pick up those festive gifts, special tableware pieces and hand-pick your own real Christm... read more

Masquerade Ball - 6, 7, 13 & 14 Dec

Masquerade Ball - 6, 7, 13 & 14 Dec

Christmas, Food & Drink

Book your table for a glamorous evening of Masquerade, mystery and extravagance in the beautiful 19th Century listed building, which was the... read more

Festive Crafts - 6 & 13 Dec

Festive Crafts - 6 & 13 Dec

Christmas, Family Fun

Join us for a Christmas craft workshop at the Hardwick park centre.... read more

Festive Lunch and Beetle Drive - 6 & 16 Dec

Join us this Christmas for a festive lunch followed by a family favourite game.... 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

AN ASTRONOMICAL CHRISTMAS - 7 Dec

AN ASTRONOMICAL CHRISTMAS - 7 Dec

Christmas, Family Fun

A starry Christmas awaits you at Pickford’s House. Come and explore the festive season with an astronomical twist.... read more

Design Your Own Board Game - 7 - 15 Dec

Join us this Christmas where you can create your very own, bespoke and unique board game.... read more

Family Christmas Crafts - 7 - 21 Dec

Family Christmas Crafts - 7 - 21 Dec

Christmas, Family Fun

Join in Kedleston's musical Christmas with crafts themed around the story of the Nutcracker. Normal admission prices also apply to non Natio... read more

House Trap-Breakfast Promenade Theatre - 7 - 23 Dec

Join the Lost Boys this Christmas as they return to Sudbury with a bespoke production...... read more

Peter Pan - 7 Dec - 4 Jan

Peter Pan - 7 Dec - 4 Jan

Christmas, Don't Miss, Theatre

Join us for an awfully big adventure this Christmas as a brand new swashbuckling pantomime sets sail for Derby Arena.... read more

Oliver with a Twist - 7 - 8 Dec

Oliver with a Twist - 7 - 8 Dec

Christmas, Food & Drink

Enjoy an evening of entertainment with plenty of food, glorious food!... read more

A Tale as Old as Time Christmas Afternoon Tea - 7 - 8 Dec

A Tale as Old as Time Christmas Afternoon Tea - 7 - 8 Dec

Christmas, Family Fun, Food & Drink

Take a seat and be our guest as you enjoy a magical themed afternoon tea dining experience with surprise visits from some of your favourite ... read more

Christmas willow: angels, stars and wreaths - 7 - 11 Dec

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

Hubbub Theatre Company:Winter Wonderland - 8 Dec

Hubbub's Winter Wonderland Club event returns filled with sparkle, magic and festive fun!... read more

Wreath Making Workshop - 8 -10 Dec

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... read more

Traditional Christmas decorations - 8 - 12 Dec

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

G4 Christmas 2019 - 11 Dec

G4 Christmas 2019 - 11 Dec

Christmas, Don't Miss, Music

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

Faulty Towers The Dining Experience - 11 - 13 Dec

Faulty Towers The Dining Experience - 11 - 13 Dec

Christmas, Don't Miss, Food & Drink

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

Bustler Christmas Party - 11 - 14 Dec

Bustler Christmas Party - 11 - 14 Dec

Christmas, Food & Drink

Forget those awkward tablecloth, put on your dicky bow and have some microwave turkey dinner parties. Come and join in the fun and celebrate... read more

Supper with Father Christmas - 12 & 19 Dec

Supper with Father Christmas - 12 & 19 Dec

Christmas, Family Fun, Food & Drink

Come along and enjoy a pie supper in the great kitchen, where Father Christmas will be making an appearance.... read more

Christmas at the Cathedral - 13 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

Scarlett Daggers & Déda: Christmas LaDéDa Cabaret - 13 Dec

Derby’s sassiest night out returns this December with a fantastic festive line-up!... read more

Santa's Starlit Grotto - 13 - 22 Dec

Visit Santa under the night sky this year, lit only by the Stars and fairy lights....this exclusive experience is for those looking for some... read more

MinecraftLAB – 14 Dec

MinecraftLAB – 14 Dec

Christmas, Family Fun

Giant snowmen, Santa’s workshop or a magical ice palace. There’s no limit to the possibilities in our Christmas inspired Minecra... read more

Christmas Gift Market - 14 - 15 Dec

Christmas Gift Market - 14 - 15 Dec

Christmas, Markets & Fairs

Get ahead with your Christmas shopping and discover a range of unique gifts at Calke's Christmas Gift Market.... read more

Afternoon Tea with Santa - 15 - 23 Dec

Meet Santa and enjoy a festive and fun Afternoon Tea with all the family.... read more

Christmas Special – Dining with the Dead – and River Ghost Walk - 16 Dec

Join Richard Felix this yule tide for Christmas Ghost Stories at Ye Olde Dolphin Derby for a 3 course meal (similar to what the Cratchit&rsq... read more

Comedians and Carols - 19 Dec

Comedians and Carols - 19 Dec

Christmas, Comedy

Paul Kerensa is back by popular demand!... read more

Christmas Tingle - 20 Dec

Christmas Tingle - 20 Dec

Christmas, Theatre

Join Open Road Productions this December as they hang up the decorations and get in the holly jolly Christmas mood.... read more

Commotion House: Where Is Christmas? - 20 -23 Dec

It’s Christmas Eve in the Commotion House but it doesn’t feel like Christmas at all. Piles of boxes are stacked and packed ready... read more

The Muppet Christmas Carol (U) at Derby Cathedral - 21 Dec

At Derby Cathedral.... read more

The Rose Devine Christmas Ball - 21 Dec

The Rose Devine Christmas Ball - 21 Dec

Christmas, Food & Drink, Music

Have yourself a merry little Christmas with Rose Devine .... read more

Christmas Food and Drink Fair - 22 Dec

Christmas Food and Drink Fair - 22 Dec

Christmas, Markets & Fairs

Enjoy seasonal, heart-warming food and drink at this festive market in the Riding School.... read more

Christmas Eve Vegan Afternoon Tea - 24 Dec

Your vegan Christmas Eve afternoon tea will include a seleciton of seasonal, homemade sandwiches, savouries and cakes... read more

Santa Paws Pooch Parade - 24 Dec

Santa Paws Pooch Parade - 24 Dec

Christmas, Don't Miss, Family Fun

Join us for our annual festive dog walk when we encourage dogs and their owners to show off their best Christmas outfits.... read more

Boxing Day Walk - 26 Dec

Boxing Day Walk - 26 Dec

Christmas, Tours and Walks

Join our Garden and Outdoors Manager for a walk around Kedleston's garden and parklands. He will give a rare insight into the landscape's hi... read more

Elvis! New Year's Eve at Annie's Derby - 31 Dec

Come and see in the new decade with one of the best Elvis tributes you will ever witness!... read more

New Year's Eve Ball - 31 Dec

New Year's Eve Ball - 31 Dec

Christmas, Food & Drink

Swing into the New Year at Chatsworth with live music, dancing and an elegant four-course dinner.... read more

New Year’s Eve Gala Dinner - 31 Dec

New Year’s Eve Gala Dinner - 31 Dec

Christmas, Food & Drink

Our New Year’s Eve Gala Dinner will allow you to enter 2020 in style…... read more

New Years Eve at The Cow - 31 Dec

New Years Eve at The Cow - 31 Dec

Christmas, Food & Drink

Celebrate 2019 and welcome in 2020 here at The Cow.... read more

New Years Eve at The Horseshoes - 31 Dec

Celebrate New Years Eve dining on a delicious 5 or 6 course meal beautifully prepared by our Head Chef Gareth Ward.... read more

Time Warp New Years Eve - 31 Dec

Time Warp New Years Eve - 31 Dec

Christmas, Food & Drink

'Lets do the time warp again' and throw it back to the 1920's, 1960's, 1980's and the 2000's.... read more

New Years Eve 2020 Meynell Masquerade - 31 Dec

Join us this New Years Eve to celebrate 2019 and welcome in 2020, don't forget your mask and dress to impress.... read more

New Year's Day Walk - 1 Jan

New Year's Day Walk - 1 Jan

Christmas, Tours and Walks

Blow away the winter cobwebs and fill your lungs with fresh air to kick start the New Year.... read more

New Year's Day Walk - Three Lodge Challenge - 1 Jan

Come and join us for a walk around the edge of the Estate to work off that New Year's hangover.... read more

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