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Christmas At Chatsworth

Christmas at Chatsworth

Christmas at Chatsworth. This Christmas Derbyshire’s most famous stately home promises every visitor the experience of a magical Nordic winter.

Chatsworth is famous all year round but locally, Christmas is definitely a favourite.

Mystical Frozen Realms

This year, visitors will be magically transported to the mystical frozen realms of the far north. The Norse god Loki, a powerful sorcerer and mischief-maker, has harnessed his shape-shifting powers to cast an enchanted spell over Chatsworth.

Step into scenes straight from the pages of famous Nordic fairy tales; the White Bear, the Little Fir Tree, the Snowdrop and the Teapot. Collect postcards on your journey, each featuring popular tales from Nordic children’s authors, including Hans Christian-Andersen, alongside photographs of items from the Devonshire Collections.

Special Guest Appearance

Loki will be making a special guest appearance providing stories, music and magic tricks and enticing you into the garden to admire spectacular illuminated trails and features.

You can also hang on a special Wish Tree and enjoy the chance to snap a Christmas-themed photo with family and friends in front of Chatsworth’s fun giant snowball or epic 24-foot Christmas trees.


Unfortunately, our discounted tickets for the house and gardens finish for this year at the end of October 2022. Tickets for Christmas are £29.50 for adults or £78 for a family ticket. Visitors are strongly advised to book in advance.

Christmas Market

The Chatsworth Christmas market has over 100 market stalls offering a wide range of Christmas gifts and decorations. And, it’s a great way to start the festive season. You can also explore Chatsworth’s own exclusive ranges in the Stables shop with a wide range of home and fashion gifts, and lots of lovely stocking fillers.

What’s more, you can take a break from shopping and enjoy a mulled wine or a German beer at one of its outdoor bars. Or, sample some delicious food, with gourmet burgers and sausages, hot pork rolls, pancakes, churros and more.

There’s live music too, guaranteed to get you in the festive spirit.

This is a free event but parking charges apply. The market is open Monday to Thursday from 10 am to 5.30 pm and Friday to Sunday from 10 am to 6 pm. On weekdays, parking is £15 per car before 3 pm and £10 per car after 3 pm. On weekends, parking is £25 per car before 3 pm and £15 per car after 3 pm.

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