Christmas at Chatsworth House 2023

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The Christmas at Chatsworth House event is held every year at Chatsworth House! It’s a family favourite seasonal attraction that brings in thousands of visitors from around the world… Not only that, but it’s a highlight in the calendar for locals during the festive season – we also don’t want you to miss out!

From beautiful decorations, transcendent live music, delicious food, and shopping for unique gifts – it’s the perfect Christmas outing. We’ve got all you need to know about Christmas at Chatsworth House 2023, so get ready to enjoy the lovely festive atmosphere this Christmas!

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Christmas At Chatsworth 2023

Christmas baubles at Chatsworth House
Discover the magical atmosphere of the ‘Palace of Advent’ this Christmas at Chatsworth. The theme for 2023 is an Advent Calendar Christmas paradise.

Discover 24 rooms filled with Christmas cheer, whimsy and wonder and the beautiful sights of Christmas all around you. From sounds and scents to even more.

Wonder through archway doors adorned with delicious candy canes, handmade Christmas stockings and the everlasting mistletoe. Don’t forget to explore the winter wonderland and a glittering Christmas tree brooch forest!

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At the heart of Chatsworth House,  you’ll discover Father Christmas’ workshop… Bustling with Christmas activity and preparations that are underway for this festive season and most importantly…Christmas Eve deliveries.

Keep your eyes peeled for his elf helpers around the house…you might catch them being a little mischievous!

Make your very own Christmas wish and hang in on their special Wish Trees and even stir the GIANT Christmas pudding pot…mmm. 

Don’t forget to snap some festive photos! There’s plenty of opportunities dotted around the house for your seasonal selfie.

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Christmas in the Garden

Let the celebrations continue as you wander your way through the spectacular garden. It’s beautifully illuminated with an interactive light AND sound trail, that travels past the Cascade, through the Rock Garden and into the Maze.

Where does it lead to?

A truly dazzling animated light show that transforms into a GIANT advent calendar! You can even enjoy some festive feasts and tasty treats here.

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Christmas at the Farmyard

Any animal lovers out there?

Well, the farmyard at Chatsworth House will be lovingly decorated and dressed for Christmas with decorations and twinkling lights! Meet farmyard animals, enjoy milking demonstrations and even cosy up with some guinea pig cuddling sessions!

There’s also Christmas crafts in the barn, as well as storytime with Father Christmas (separate ticket needed).

Then head outside to the woodland playground to let off some steam.

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Chatsworth Christmas Market 2023

Couple shopping at market stall
Soak up Christmas cheer at the iconic Christmas market! You’ll find over 100 beautiful and traditional Christmas market stalls here…so it’s the best way to kick off your festive season!

From Christmas gifts, live music and seasonal treats, it’s the perfect family adventure.

For many locals, it’s Derbyshire’s favourite market during the festive period and in the Stables shop, you’ll find lots of stocking fillers and present ideas!

Feeling a bit peckish? Indulge in gourmet burgers, sausages and hot pork rolls. For those with a sweet tooth, sink your teeth into delicious pancakes, churros and more! Don’t forget to sip some mulled wine or German beer!

Opening Times

4th - 26th November 2023
Monday to Thursday 10:00 - 17:30
Friday to Sunday 10:00 - 18:00


Entry is free

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When is Christmas at Chatsworth House?

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The Christmas event will be located on the grounds of the beautiful estate of Chatsworth House.

Please note that although the Christmas market event is free conditions for parking do apply. Car parking fees vary depending on whether your visit is on a weekday or weekend. We recommend to avoid disappointment that you purchase your Christmas market car park ticket in advance!

Shape Location Get directions

Chatsworth House
Bakewell DE45 1PP

Opening Times

Christmas at Chatsworth 4th November 2023 to 7th January 2024
Christmas Market 4th to 26th November 2023


Car parking only - £15.00
Adult ticket (including house, gardens & farmyard)
Child ticket (including house, gardens & farmyard)
Family (including house, gardens & farmyard)

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We hope you have found our guide to Christmas at Chatsworth House insightful! It’s time to start planning your festive family adventure!

Don’t forget to check out our other Christmas blogs. You can search for the perfect Christmas event here.

Are you looking for this year’s Christmas jumper for the kids? You’ll be spoilt for choice with our guide to Kids Christmas Jumpers.

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