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Festive Derby

Festive Derby artwork - Yule Love Derby this festive season

Make Derby top of your Christmas list

Visit Derby this Christmas – we have so much to offer including the best festive events and activities, as well as all the usual delightful gems of shopping, places to eat and drink, attractions to visit and experiences to enjoy. 

Get into the festive spirit and see for yourself what's on;

Chatsworth Christmas Market - 6 - 24 Nov

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

Festive Illuminated Walk - 6 Nov - 9 Jan

An illuminated walk around areas of the garden near the house. Included with Christmas and Garden tickets.... read more

Christmas at Chatsworth - 6 Nov - 19 Jan

Christmas at Chatsworth - 6 Nov - 19 Jan

Christmas, Don't Miss, Family Fun

20 years of Christmas magic. Included with Christmas tickets.... read more

Christmas Bauble Making Workshop - 14 Nov

Create a set of three beautiful fabric baubles to decorate your tree or as a gift for someone special.... read more

Denby Christmas Market - 26 Nov - 5 Dec

Denby Christmas Market - 26 Nov - 5 Dec

Christmas, Markets & Fairs

This year, we’re hosting our annual Christmas Market over two festive weekends! With over 30 hand-picked stallholders selling a wide r... read more

A Night at the Oscars - 26 Nov - 22 Dec

Book one of our Christmas Party Nights throughout November and December!... read more

Foliage & Fizz: Wreath Making Work Shop - 27 - 28 Nov

Join us as we transform our intimate Stable space into a Winter Wonderland. For one weekend only, we are setting up our very own craft work... read more

Santa Snowlympics 2021 - 27 Nov - 24 Dec

Santa Snowlympics 2021 - 27 Nov - 24 Dec

Christmas, Don't Miss, Family Fun

Join us for our FUN and INTERACTIVE Santa’s Snowlympics, and celebrate the joys of winter. You’ll discover the TREEmendous trail... read more

Winter Wonderland 2021 - 27 Nov - 24 Dec

Wrap up warm and get ready for a silly Elf adventure as you arrive at Waterside Winter Wonderland, where Santa’s Chief Elf and his tea... read more

North Pole Adventure 27 Nov - 24 Dec

North Pole Adventure 27 Nov - 24 Dec

Christmas, Family Fun

A truly magical journey. Experience the wonder of Christmas on your adventure to the North Pole.... read more

Christmas at Alton Towers - 27 Nov - 2 Jan

This festive season get ready to enjoy a magical festive day out or overnight stay at Alton Towers Resort!... read more

Festive Wreath Workshop - 30 Nov - 1 Dec

Get creative and make your own Christmas door wreath. With an abundance of foliage and decorations available, plus mulled wine and mince pie... read more

Masquerade Ball at Chatsworth - 3 - 17 Dec

Masquerade Ball at Chatsworth - 3 - 17 Dec

Christmas, Don't Miss, Food & Drink

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

Bustler's 12 Days of Christmas - 3 - 18 Dec

It's all about street food, festive fun, live music, DJ's & dance floors, entertainment & good times.... read more

White Christmas Ball at Derby Museums - 3 - 18 Dec

White Christmas Ball at Derby Museums - 3 - 18 Dec

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

Join Derby Museums this Christmas for a fun-filled evening in their stunning 19th Century listed building on The Wardwick.... read more

The Hungry Troll’s Christmas Dinner - 3 - 30 Dec

When a strange new dinner lady turns up to school the kids are going to get served up more than a plateful of trouble.... read more

Family Festivities at Markeaton Park - 4 - 5 Dec

Christmas in the park for all of the family with a free elf trail, festive food, music and much more!... read more

Santa’s Grotto for Dogs - 4 - 5 Dec

Santa’s Grotto for Dogs - 4 - 5 Dec

Christmas, Don't Miss, Family Fun

Santa’s Grotto for dogs is back!... read more

Santa Visits Alvaston Park - 5 Dec

Santa Visits Alvaston Park - 5 Dec

Christmas, Family Fun

Santa will be visiting the park along with his Elves.... read more

Christmas Market - 5 Dec

Christmas Market - 5 Dec

Christmas, Markets & Fairs

Eat fresh, shop local, and browse beautiful Christmas gifts at The Kedleston Country House outdoor Christmas Market. Join us from 10am-2pm a... read more

Elf Day - 5 Dec

Elf Day - 5 Dec

Christmas, Family Fun

Come and watch our Christmas movie ELF in our woodland garden area, with snuggly blankets, hot chocolate and Christmas cookies.... read more

Scrooge: A Christmas Dinner - 5 - 12 Dec

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

Santa's Grotto at The Kedleston Country House - 5 - 23 Dec

We're delighted that the big man himself - Santa Claus - is joining us at The Kedleston Country House this Christmas. Join him in his cosy G... read more

Panto: Impossible - 10 -22 Dec

Spy thriller meets stocking filler in this unique festive production from The Lost Boys. What could go wrong when the Derby Duo are recruite... read more

A Tale as Old as Time Christmas Afternoon Tea - 11 - 12 Dec

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

Sunday Dinner with Santa - 12 Dec

Sunday Dinner with Santa - 12 Dec

Christmas, Family Fun, Food & Drink

As he gears up for his busiest night of the year, Santa will be filling up his tummy at The Old Bell Hotel.... read more

Faulty Towers The Dining Experience - 14 - 15 Dec

Faulty Towers The Dining Experience - 14 - 15 Dec

Christmas, Don't Miss, Food & Drink

This globetrotting show is truly legendary, selling out in places like Edinburgh Fringe, Raffles Singapore and Sydney Opera House.... read more

G4 Christmas 2021 - 17 Dec

G4 Christmas 2021 - 17 Dec

Christmas, Don't Miss, Music

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

Kedleston's Festive Cheer - 18 Dec

Kedleston's Festive Cheer - 18 Dec

Christmas, Family Fun

Join us at The Kedleston Country House for an afternoon of festive fun! We’ll have Santa in his Grotto*, Stalls for you to browse, Chr... read more

Santa's Sleigh School - 21-24 Dec

Santa's Sleigh School - 21-24 Dec

Christmas, Family Fun

Learn to pass your Sleigh Ride Proficiency Test this year with the help of our Elves, Mother Christmas, Betsy Bakewell and Father Christmas!... read more

Only Fools – The (cushty) Dining Experience - 22 Dec

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

New Year's Eve at The Kedleston Country House - 31 Dec

Wave goodbye to 2021 in style at Kedleston's New Year's Eve party!... read more

New Year's Eve Ball at Chatsworth - 31 Dec

Ring in the New Year at Chatsworth with live music, dancing and a delectable four-course dinner.... read more

New Years Eve Gala - 31 Dec

Lights, camera and action! Enjoy the glitz and the glam as we bring Hollywood to the DCC – a perfect way to welcome in 2022!... read more

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