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Christmas Events and Activities

With all the schools breaking up for the holidays and even the big kid of the family finishing work, its always nice for the whole family to go out for the day in any of the beautiful towns Derbyshire has to offer. Listed below are various family events happening through out December.

Castleton Christmas Lights
Sat 18th Nov - Fri 5th Jan 07
Castleton, 4.30pm, 01433 620330

At Christmas time the village of Castleton becomes a magical wonderland with lights, decorations and an array of Christmas trees, which attracts visitors from all over the country.

Santa Special at Peak Rail
Each weekend (in December) to Christmas
Matlock, 01629 580381

Santa wishes you to join him at Rowsley south station as he boards his magical steam train for a truly wonderful start to the festive season.

Victorian Christmas Weekend
Fri 1st Dec - Sun 3rd Dec
Matlock, 01629 55082

Over the first weekend of December Matlock Town Council are promoting parades, entertainment and the switching on of the Christmas Lights all in the theme of the Victorian times. The weekend attracts visitors from near and far.

Chatsworth Dressed for Christmas
Fri 1st Dec - Wed 20th Dec
Chatsworth, 01246 582204

The twelve open rooms in the house tell the story of the twelve days of Christmas, with rich decorations, candles, music and elegant trees.

Farmers Market
Sun 3rd Dec
Castleton Village Hall, 10am-3pm, 07724 169380

Castleton farmers market sells local produce so you can experience the real flavours of Derbyshire.

Santa Special / Christmas Street Fair
Sat 9th Dec - Sun 10th Dec
Crich Tramway Village, 0870 87267

Christmas market, children's fairground rides, carols and of course Santa in his grotto.

Event not listed? Please email us about any events you think we should list.

Carols by Candlelight
Sat 9th Dec - Sun 10th Dec
Treak Cliff Cavern, Castleton,
01433 621487 (Ticket Only)

Carols by Candlelight is a very popular event held at weekends before Christmas. The carols are held in the Witch’s Cave.

Carol Singing and Band
Sat 9th Dec - Sun 10th Dec
Peak Cavern, Castleton,
01433 620285 (Ticket Only)

Carol Singing and Band deep underground in the 'Devils Arse' cavern.

Regional Food Fair
Sat 16th Dec
Buxton Pavilion Gardens, 10am-3pm, 01298 23114

The regional food fair sells local produce so you can experience the real flavours of Derbyshire.

Carols by Candlelight
Sat 16th Dec - Sun 17th Dec
Treak Cliff Cavern, Castleton,
01433 621487 (Ticket Only)

Carols by Candlelight is a very popular event held at weekends before Christmas. The carols are held in the Witch’s Cave.

Carol Singing and Band
Sat 16th Dec - Sun 17th Dec
Peak Cavern, Castleton,
01433 620285 (Ticket Only)

Carol Singing and Band deep underground in the 'Devils Arse' cavern.

Event not listed? Please email us about any events you think we should list.

Fireside Carols
Sun 17th Dec
Kedleston Hall, Derby, 01332 842191 (Phone for Details)

Fireside Carols at Kedleston Hall. Local choir and brass band celebrate Christmas with festive music and songs, followed by mince pies and mulled wine.

Farmers Market
Thurs 21st Dec
Buxton Pavilion Gardens, 10am-3pm, 01298 23114

Local farmers market which sells local produce so you can experience the real flavours of Derbyshire.

Carols by Candlelight
Sat 23rd Dec
Treak Cliff Cavern, Castleton,
01433 621487 (Ticket Only)

Carols by Candlelight is a very popular event held at weekends before Christmas. The carols are held in the Witch’s Cave.

Farmers Market
Sat 23rd Dec
Bakewell, Agricultural Business Centre, 01629 813777

Local farmers market which sells local produce so you can experience the real flavours of Derbyshire.

Boxing Day Raft Race
Tues 26th Dec
Matlock Bath, 07961 144034 (Phone for Details)

The boxing day raft race is organised every year by the local Sub Aqua groups with the proceeds going to the RNLI.

Boxing Day Concert
Tues 26th Dec
Buxton Pavilion Gardens,
01298 23114 (Phone for Details)

A lunchtime concert with brass band and carols

For further events happening around Christmas please visit the What's On section, or alternatively visit the Christmas Grotto's section within the Christmas in Derbyshire article

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Please Note: Whilst every effort is taken to ensure that the information on this site is accurate, please telephone the event organiser prior to travelling to avoid any disappointment.

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