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 Far, Far Away

Christmas at Chatsworth

Discover lands afar at Chatsworth this Christmas, following in the footsteps of explorers Phileas Fogg and Amelia Earhart. Our guides will lead you on a festive adventure around the globe as you travel from a Nordic winter wonderland, through blossom trees in Japan, to a baroque Portuguese church on the journey of a lifetime.

One of the country's best festive markets, Chatsworth Christmas Market, also takes place from 15 November - 3 January 2020.

9 November 2019 – 5 January 2020 (*Chatsworth is closed on 24, 25, 26th December 2019 and 1 January 2020)

Carols by Candlelight in Treak Cliff Cavern

For a unique Christmas experience with a difference, there's nothing quite like carol singing in an underground cavern! Every Saturday and Sunday from the 7th December until 22nd December, and then again on Christmas Eve, 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!

Weekend 7 December – 22 December 2019

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 - 21 December 2019

Christmas at Renishaw Hall

Christmas at Renishaw Hall

Tour historic Renishaw Hall, enjoy warming festive food and winter garden walks this Christmas. Alexandra Sitwell will be opening up her historic home and award-winning gardens to visitors once. Enjoy a delicious festive menu of homemade winter dishes in the Café at Renishaw Hall, explore the award-winning gardens on a winter walk, and take a guided tour to see the historic hall dressed for a traditional Christmas.

28th November - 1st December 2019 & 5th - 8th December 2019

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 2019 - 18:30 - 20:30

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 8th December too!

6th - 8th December 2019

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 over 100 stalls, selling all sorts of festive delights, such as seasonal food, wine, gifts and interesting crafts.

Don't miss the Christmas Light Switch On on Bath Gardens on Saturday 23rd.

23 November - 24 November 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.

23 November - 22 December 2019

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 from 7 - 24 December 2019

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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