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


Christmas at Chatsworth: A Land of Make-Believe

Christmas at Chatsworth

Christmas at Chatsworth is always something to behold and this year, with an incredible 'Once Upon a Time' theme, will be no exception. With storytellers and fairytale characters coming to life around the stately home - one of the UK's finest historic houses - you'll be able to lose yourself in a festive adventure!

One of the country's best festive markets, Chatsworth Christmas Market, also takes place from 18 November - 4 December 2018

10 November 2018–6 January 2019


Carols by Candlelight in Treak Cliff Cavern

For a unique Christmas experience with a difference, there's nothing quite like carol singing in a cavern! Every Saturday and Sunday from the 8th December until 23rd December, you can sing carols inside a beautifully-decorated Treak Cliff Cavern – home of the unique Blue John Stone. There’ll be mulled wine and mince pies too!

8 December – 23 December 2018


Candlelight Tours 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. Visitors are invited to enjoy a glass of mulled wine and a mince pie before touring the Hall with knowledgeable guides when it is at its most atmospheric.

6 December - 20 December 2018


Christmas at Renishaw Hall

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!

29th November - 2nd December & 6th - 9th December 2018


Carol Concert at Bolsover Castle

Enjoy a glass of wine and some beautiful carols sung by Chesterfield Philharmonic Choir in the historic setting of Bolsover’s Riding School.

19 Dec 2018 - 16:30


Matlock Victorian Christmas Market

Matlock Victorian Christmas Market

Matlock's Hall Leys Park Victorian Christmas Market will have almost 200 stalls, full of festive treats, gifts and other exciting items. There's children's entertainment, a Santa's grotto and even a Santa parade followed by fireworks on Sunday 2nd December too!

30 November - 2nd December 2018


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!

24 November - 25 November 2018


A Magical Wedgwood 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 8th – 9th of December, as well as some great floral demonstrations from award-winning experts! Visitors will also have the chance to design a plate or ceramic bauble in the Decorating Studio or make a unique Christmas gift (including ceramic baubles!).

10th November 2018-6th January 2019


Santa Canal Boat Trips in Chesterfield

Santa Canal Boat Trip

Never mind a sleigh, Santa Claus will be cruising the Chesterfield Canal via narrowboat this Christmas! There is a present for every child and a mince pie and a drink for every adult on the unique boat rides, which run from Tapton Lock on selected dates.

24th November-16th December & 19th-24th December 2018


Santa Specials Train Rides at Peak Rail

Santa Special Train Rides

Get Christmas off to a magical start by riding a festive steam train - in the company of Father Christmas himself! As you sit back and enjoy the journey from Matlock to Rowsley and back again, Santa and his elves will hand out gifts and Christmas treats.

Selected dates between 1st-24th December 2018


Feeling inspired?


Why not make the most of your visit and stay over in one of the area's beautiful hotels or holiday cottages - decorated for the Christmas season. Click here to search accommodation  in Derbyshire and the Peak District.

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