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Carols, candles and festive markets – that’s right, Christmas is almost here! So, let’s get to feeling all Christmassy with these amazing Christmas Events in Derbyshire & the Peak District:

Oh Dickens! It’s Christmas at Chatsworth

Christmas at Chatsworth is always something to behold – this year, with a Dickensian London theme, will be no exception. With Miss Havisham and Bill Fagin walking around the stately home, you can lose yourself in this festive adventure!

You can also enjoy the Chatsworth Christmas Market from 17 November - 5 December 2017

11 November 2017–7 January 2018

Carols by Candlelight in Treak Cliff Cavern

This is going to be a real Christmas treat! Every Saturday and Sunday from the 9th of December until Christmas Eve, you can sing carols inside a decorated Treak Cliff Cavern – there’ll be mulled wine and mince pies too!

9 December – 24 December 2017

Candlelight Tour of Haddon Hall

This Christmas you can enjoy a magical candlelit tour of Haddon Hall, one of the best examples of a medieval house in the country. You’ll get mulled wine and mince pies and then explore the history through a unique guided tour.

4 December - 18 December 2017

Christmas at Renishaw Hall

Christmas is a big deal at Renishaw, the historical family home of the Sitwell’s will be beautifully decorated and you’re invited for a festive tour of the house and award-winning gardens!

30 November - 3 December & 7 - 10 December

An Audience with Father Christmas at Lyme Park

Lyme Park is an enchanting place to visit any time of year, but over the Christmas period the chapel is beautifully decorated, complete with twinkling tree and music. There will be a Christmas story told by Mother Christmas and then there’s time to get a gift from Santa – all for £9!

24 November - 26 November 2017

1 December - 3 December 2017

8 December 2017

15 December 2017

Haddon Hall: A Chorus of Carols at Christmas

This Christmas Haddon Hall is filling it’s glorious rooms with decorations and music – each room will have it’s own theme, based on a Victorian Christmas carol. So amongst the roaring fire, glittery decorations and music, there will also be performances from traditional instrument players, bell ringers, carol singers and brass bands!

1 December - 20 December 2017

Carol Concert at Bolsover Castle

Enjoy a glass of wine and some beautiful carols in the historic setting of Bolsover’s riding school.

19 Dec 2017 - 16:30

Matlock Victorian Christmas Market

Matlock's Leys Park Victorian Christmas market will have almost 200 stalls, full of festive treats, gifts and other exciting items - there’s a Santa’s Grotto too!

1 December - 3 December 2017

Bakewell Christmas Market Weekend

Bakewell is Derbyshire’s best-loved market town, and Christmas is no exception. Amongst the cosy cafes and pubs, over the last weekend in November, Bakewell will also have more than 80 stalls, selling all sorts of festive things, such as seasonal food, wine, gifts and interesting crafts - a picturesque place do you some Christmas shopping…

The Old Original Pudding Shop will also be hosting Santa’s Grotto!

25 November - 26 November 2017

A Magical Wedgewood Christmas

Nestled on the Staffordshire border of the Peak District, the World of Wedgewood has loads of fantastic festive events this Christmas – there’s a Magical Christmas Market from the 7th – 10th of December, as well as some great floral demonstrations from award-winning experts!

The floral demonstration are as follows:

 29th November - Let's Create Christmas

 6th December - A Touch of Frost

 3th December - A Victorian Christmas




  1. Pat
    An excellent and informative circular !

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