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 at intu Derby - 3 Nov - 2 Jan

If, like us, you just can't wait for Christmas, there are loads of ways you can get Christmassing with us, from our festive forest experience for littles ones and fantastic Christmas entertainment to late night shopping and our annual choir competition - intu Derby really is the perfect place to spend Christmas.

Oh Dickens! It's Christmas - 11 Nov - 7 Jan

Oh Dickens! It's Christmas - 11 Nov - 7 Jan

Christmas, Don't Miss, Family Fun

Christmas at Chatsworth promises to be the best of times...

Christmas at East Midlands Designer Outlet - 16 Nov - 2 Jan

Our wonderful Winter Woodland returns once again this year at East Midlands Designer Outlet.

Festive Forest at intu Derby - 17 Nov - 31 Dec

The festive forest is our brand new magical forest, full of fun and interactive games for children. From 17 November kids can jump into our snow ball pool, zoom down our glacier slides and show off at our ice-cool climbing area.

Christmas Market - 17 Nov - 5 Dec

Christmas Market - 17 Nov - 5 Dec

Christmas, Markets & Fairs

Join in the festive spirit this November with live seasonal entertainment.

Vivid Christmas Party - The Circus - 17 Nov - 31 Dec

This season the vintage ‘Circus’ comes to Derby’s flagship Christmas Party venue taking us back to yesteryear, where jaw dropping feats and fun filled fantasy were truly stuff of legend!

Christmas Wonderland - 22 Nov - 24 Dec

Christmas Wonderland - 22 Nov - 24 Dec

Christmas, Family Fun, School Holidays

Join us at the Farm for our NEW Christmas event. Journey through Santa’s Wonderland and enjoy a magical festive experience.

Christmas Twilight Evenings 23 Nov - 22 Dec

Get into the festive mood with our magical twilight evenings this Christmas.

Christmas Tree Decorating - 25 Nov

Christmas Tree Decorating - 25 Nov

Christmas, Family Fun

Join local artist Theresa Hempsall for our annual Christmas Tree Decorating workshop inspired by our Christmas show Moonfall.

Festive Farm Fun - 25 Nov - 24 Dec

Festive Farm Fun - 25 Nov - 24 Dec

Christmas, Family Fun

JOIN US ON THE FARM AT CHRISTMAS TIME AND TAKE PART IN ALL OUR FESTIVE FUN ACTIVITIES…THERE’S LOADS TO ENTERTAIN YOU AND LOTS OF MEMORIES TO BE MADE!

North Pole Adventure - 25 Nov - 24 Dec

Join us on a magical 2 hour family Christmas journey to the North Pole to meet Father Christmas and his friends.

Pea and Pie Supper with Shopping - 29 Nov - 13 Dec

Enjoy a relaxed Christmas shopping experience in our award-winning estate farm shop, plus a 10% discount on your purchases, followed by a pea and pie supper in the farm shop café.

On the first day of Christmas... - 1 Dec

...Father Christmas and his reindeer come to Calke! Join us for a magical, lantern lit evening in the Stableyards as Calke gets ready for Christmas.

G4 Christmas by Candlelight 2017 - 1  Dec

Make this Christmas a “G4 Christmas”! Experience sumptuous harmonies in an idyllic, festive setting...

Evening Christmas Gift Market - 1 Dec

Evening Christmas Gift Market - 1 Dec

Christmas, Markets & Fairs

A Christmas gift market offering traditional, vintage and Christmas crafts, alongside contemporary and handmade gifts.

Cathedral Quarter 3aaa Christmas Ice Rink - 1 Dec - 31 Dec

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 Quarter 3aaa Ice Rink will be a fabulous festive treat!

Christmas Craft Fair - 1 - 23 Dec

Christmas Craft Fair - 1 - 23 Dec

Christmas, Markets & Fairs

Market Square

Enjoy a variety of local arts and crafts products.

Christmas Crafts in Squirt's Stable - 1 - 23 Dec

Join the Elves and take part in some Christmas crafts in Squirt's Stable.

Jack & The Beanstalk - 1 - 3  Dec

A giant of a pantomime!

Cookie Calendar Craftiness - 1 - 30 Dec

Keep the little ones entertained on your tea break with this self-led activity.

Cookie Craftiness - 1 - 31 Dec

Cookie Craftiness - 1 - 31 Dec

Christmas, Family Fun

Order a hot chocolate & cookie and collect a craft pack to make up your very own 2018 calendar.

Peter Pan - 1 Dec - 6 Jan

Derby Theatre is thrilled to announce its big festive production for 2017/18, the classic, magical and mystical family favourite, Peter Pan.

Derby Christmas Chilli Fiesta - 2 Dec

Derby Christmas Chilli Fiesta - 2 Dec

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

Welcome to the 1st ever Derby Christmas Chilli Fiesta 2017, on the 2nd of December

A Very (Un)Grimm Christmas Fayre - 2 Dec

Once upon a time... Pickford's House came to life with the festive sights and sounds of a Georgian Christmas!

Christmas Gift Market - 2 - 10 Dec

Christmas Gift Market - 2 - 10 Dec

Christmas, Markets & Fairs

A Christmas Gift Market offering traditional, vintage and Christmas crafts, alongside contemporary and handmade gifts.

Make a Christmas Stocking Workshop - With Sew n Jo - 2 - 3 Dec

Sew ‘n’ Jo Will be running a workshop event giving people the opportunity to make an old fashioned Christmas decorations.

Friends of Markeaton Park Christmas Craft Fair - 2 - 3 Dec

Find the perfect Christmas present!

Masquerade Ball - 2 - 16 Dec

Masquerade Ball - 2 - 16 Dec

Christmas, Food & Drink

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

Family Festivities at Markeaton Park - 2 - 17 Dec

Christmas in the park for all the family.

Christmas Weekends at Calke - 2 - 23 Dec

Celebrate the lead up to Christmas during the festive Advent period at Calke. Peer through the Christmas windows and sneak around doors to get a glimpse of bygone Christmases at Calke...

Christmas at Park Farm Shopping Centre - 2 - 23 Dec

Join us at Park Farm to celebrate Christmas.

Festive Crafts in Caesar's Hall - 2 - 24 Dec

Get creative for Christmas in Caesar's Hall with some festive craft activities including making a festive lantern which you could bring to our lantern walk.

Drive-In Cinema Night - Elf - 3 Dec

Drive-In Cinema Night - Elf - 3 Dec

Christmas, Don't Miss

Experience the ultimate in immersive cinema with our spectacular Christmas drive-in cinema.

Jingle Jog - 3 Dec

Jingle Jog - 3 Dec

Christmas, Family Fun

Feel the Christmas spirit as you line up with other Santas to support Derby Hospitals Charity

CHICKS Charity Santa Scramble - 3 Dec

University of Derby

Are you up for a Santa Run with a difference?? Join us for our first ever Christmas obstacle challenge, taking place at Derby University on Sunday 3rd December.

Christmas Market - 3 Dec

Christmas Market - 3 Dec

Christmas, Markets & Fairs

Welcome in the festive season with mulled wine, live music and shopping at our handpicked market stalls.

Sherry and Mince Pie Tour - 4 - 18 Dec

Sherry and Mince Pie Tour - 4 - 18 Dec

Christmas, 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's Hall.

Scrooge: A Christmas Dinner - 4 - 21 Dec

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

Only Fools and 3 Courses - 5 - 6 Dec

Only Fools and 3 Courses - 5 - 6 Dec

Food & Drink, Theatre

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

Christmas Murder Mystery Party Night - 5 - 9 Dec

For a Christmas party night with a difference why not join us for an evening of murder, mystery and suspense at our Murder Mystery night at The Kedleston Country House.

A Winter Woodland Wilderness Walk - 5 & 19 Dec

Enjoy a winter walk over the festive period. A look at some of our fantastic veteran trees, stripped of leaves, in all their winter glory. A chance to get up close and hug one.

Beauty & the Beast - 5 - 31 Dec

Beauty & the Beast - 5 - 31 Dec

Christmas, Family Fun

Be our guest for Christmas 2017 and join us at Derby Arena for another spectacular, star-studded, traditional, family pantomime - as we follow the classic tale of Beauty and the Beast.

The Gingerbread Man - 5 - 31 Dec

The Gingerbread Man - 5 - 31 Dec

Christmas, Family Fun, Theatre

A delicious adventure for families.

A View from afar: A garden tour around Kedleston - 7 - 21 Dec

Enjoy a festive walk around Kedleston with a view from afar.

Prince Stroppy Pants & The Christmas Caper - 7 - 28 Dec

His Royal Highness the Prince is the bossiest, stroppiest, snottiest Prince that ever did live.

HUBBUB CLUB: Winter Wonderland - 8 Dec

The Hubbub Club is back with a Winter Wonderland–themed theatrical party. Come into the warmth of our fun-filled event with performances from Hubbub Theatre Company, The Hub and Hubbub Youth, guest appearance from RaRaRia with her aerial wonders, interactive activities, Hubbub DJs and a dancefloor that’s rocking all night long!

Shake It and Stir It Up Christmas Party - 8 - 16 Dec

Dust off your tux and sparkles and join us for a James Bond themed party this festive season at The Silk Mill

Christmas Market - 9 Dec

Christmas Market - 9 Dec

Christmas, Markets & Fairs

Join us for a special Christmas Craft & Vintage Market at The Old Bell Hotel

Make Christmas Bunting Workshop - with Sew n Jo - 9 - 10 Dec

Sew ‘n’ Jo Will be running a workshop event giving people the opportunity to make an old fashioned Christmas decorations.

Faulty Towers Dining Experience - 10 - 13 Dec

Faulty Towers Dining Experience - 10 - 13 Dec

Christmas, Food & Drink, Theatre

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

Wreath Making Workshop - 13 - 16 Dec

Wreath Making Workshop - 13 - 16 Dec

Christmas, Family Fun

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 by all.

Evening Christmas Fine Food Fair - 15 Dec

Evening Christmas Fine Food Fair - 15 Dec

Christmas, Food & Drink, Markets & Fairs

Stock up on some Christmas gifts or treat yourself from our range of local food and drink suppliers.

Funhouse Comedy Night at The Old Bell - 16 Dec

Funhouse Comedy Club is back at The Old Bell Hotel, Derby on Saturday December 16th for a festive night of fun and laughter.

Make a Christmas Table Runner Workshop - With Jo n Sew - 16 - 17 Dec

Sew ‘n’ Jo Will be running a workshop event giving people the opportunity to make an old fashioned Christmas decorations.

Christmas Fine Food Fair - 17 Dec

Christmas Fine Food Fair - 17 Dec

Christmas, Food & Drink, Markets & Fairs

Stock up on some Christmas gifts or treat yourself from our range of local food and drink suppliers.

Park Farm Christmas Market - 17 Dec

Park Farm Christmas Market - 17 Dec

Christmas, Family Fun, Markets & Fairs

Christmas Market at Park Farm Shopping Centre, with a variety of gifts, street foot and much more.

Breakfast with Father Christmas - 18 - 22 Dec

Breakfast with Father Christmas - 18 - 22 Dec

Christmas, Family Fun, Food & Drink

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

Christmas Story-Telling at Calke - 18 - 22 Dec

Cosy up by the fire in the entrance hall of the mansion while one of Calke's characters reads a family friendly Christmas story.

Festive Fun Club - Moonfall theme - 20 Dec

A very special one-day Festive Fun Club. The perfect opportunity to catch up on your Christmas shopping, or have a well-deserved rest, whilst your little ones are entertained.

HIKAPEE: Moonfall - 20 - 23 Dec

HIKAPEE: Moonfall - 20 - 23 Dec

Christmas, Family Fun

A theatrical Christmas story told with aerial circus.

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.

A Christmas Carol - The Lost Boys - 21 -23 Dec

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

Festive Gourmet Night - 22 Dec

Festive Gourmet Night - 22 Dec

Christmas, Food & Drink

Enjoy a festive 7-course feast in the restaurant, using local produce prepared by the Calke chefs.

Santa Paws Pooch Parade- 23 Dec

Santa Paws Pooch Parade- 23 Dec

Christmas, Tours and Walks

Join Santa Paws for a festive stroll around the park at Kedleston. Doggies dressed up in their finest festive costumes will receive a treat.

Boxing Day Walk - Three Lodge Challenge - 26 Dec

Enjoy a guided post-Christmas walk around the periphery of the estate and work off the Christmas lunch.

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