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Festive Derby

Festive Derby artwork - Yule Love Derby this festive season

Join us for a celebration of all things seasonal, as Derby gets festive this year. We’ve put on a series of events to get you into the festive spirit, ranging from family delights with an Elf Encounter, a Dickens of a time with A Christmas Carol, the magical sounds of Christmas Brass or sample the delights of Festive Markets in Derby Market Place. We have planned all activities so that they can be enjoyed in a COVID compliant manner and within current government restrictions so please help us by following your local guidelines.

Around the city, on various days, you'll also find ice sculptors, street entertainers, light displays and more. There's lots of central parking, Covid-secure measures, food and drinks, and a really warm welcome.

View the Festive Derby Brochure here


Capacity for markets and events will be limited to allow for social distancing but there will be plenty to do and see, so please be patient, queue respectfully or come back later when its quieter. We look forward to welcoming you into Festive Derby city centre this Christmas – Yule Love It!

Save on your parking with MiPermit

Whilst you explore the festive season in Derby use MiPermit to pay for your parking stay. MiPermit allows you to either:

  • Pay for your parking using your phone
  • Pay in advance
  • Extend your stay on the go

MiPermit is a contactless and cashless payment method with exclusive parking offers.

Derby City Council, Derby Museums, Derby Cathedral, Derby Theatre, Sinfonia Viva, Quad, Cathedral Quarter and St Peter’s Quarter Business Improvement Districts (BIDs), and Intu are among the partners involved in bringing Christmas to the city. 

Make Derby top of your Christmas list

You'll find the best Christmas events and festive activities, great shopping and much more!

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

Christmas at Chatsworth - 6 Nov - 19 Jan

Christmas at Chatsworth - 6 Nov - 19 Jan

Christmas, Don't Miss, Family Fun

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

Treasure Island: Christmas 2021 - 26 Nov - 31 Dec

Treasure Island: Christmas 2021 - 26 Nov - 31 Dec

Christmas, Family Fun, Theatre

Set sail on the high seas for a spectacular swashbuckling adventure at Derby Theatre Christmas 2021.... read more

Sleeping Beauty 2021 - 10 Dec - 8 Jan 2022

Enjoy a brand new spin on a much-loved yarn for Christmas 2021 with a spellbinding new pantomime at Derby Arena.... 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