Christmas in Chesterfield

Christmas

In Chesterfield
CHESTERFIELD CHRISTMAS LIGHTS SWITCH ON & MARKET
Sunday 17th November 2019

Chesterfield Christmas lights switch on is back – and this year is promises to be bigger and better than ever!

The event gets underway from 12noon with the Market Place full of stalls, games and rides.

The stage show starts at 3.30pm and the Christmas Lights Switch-on will take place at 4.45pm

SANTA'S GROTTO
17, 23, 30 November 
7, 14-24 December 

Visit Father Christmas in his magical grotto at Chesterfield Market Hall from the 17th November. 
SANTA SPECIAL BOAT TRIPS
Dates throughout November and December

The popular trips on the Chesterfield Canal with Santa on board will be running again this Christmas. 

Booking and advance payment is essential – All children get a small gift and adults get a drink and mince pie!

CHRISTMAS AT REVOLUTION HOUSE
Thursday 14th December - Saturday 31st December

See Revolution House decorated for a traditional 17th century Christmas this festive period.

Don't miss the Carol Concert on Wednesday 18th December from 6:30pm
A FESTIVAL OF CHRISTMAS TREES
Saturday 16th November - Sunday 1st December

Don’t miss this year’s Christmas Tree Festival at the famous ‘Crooked Spire’ Church with a variety of Christmas trees all decorated by different people and groups within the community.

ASHGATE HOSPICECARE’S CHRISTMAS MARKET
Saturday 16th November 2019 

There will be food including minced pies and mulled wine, gift and craft stalls and games – all to raise vital funds for Ashgate Hospicecare.

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CHESTERFIELD 
ARTISAN MARKET
Sunday 24th November and Sunday 22nd December 

Find beautiful handmade gifts and tasty treats this Christmas at Chesterfield Market.

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CHRISTMAS AT MATLOCK FARM PARK
From 30th November

Visit Santa at Matlock Farm Park this Christmas! 

Enjoy a pony ride to the grotto and posting your letter to the North Pole with the help of a friendly Elf, before meeting Santa in his grotto!

THE SNOWMAN
Wednesday 4th December 2019

Experience the magic of The Snowman in a whole new way this Christmas The world’s most prolific performers of The Snowman film with live orchestra.

JACK AND THE BEANSTALK
Friday 6th December 2019 - Sunday 5th January 2020

Pantomime returns to Chesterfield with the classic tale of Jack and the Beanstalk. Expect breathtaking scenery, dazzling costumes, spectacular singing and dancing and of course, plenty of traditional pantomime fun!

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CHRISTMAS FAMILY ACTIVITY DAY AT BARROW HILL ROUNDHOUSE
Saturday 7th December 2019

Bring your family to Barrow Hill Roundhouse this Christmas for all sorts of jolly and science themed festive fun.
FESTIVE BRASS
Saturday 14th December 2019

Ireland Colliery Chesterfield Band welcome you to join in the Christmas time festive cheer at the Crooked Spire. 
ASHGATE HOSPICECARE LIGHT UP A LIFE
Sunday 8th December 

Dedicate a Star to a loved one this Christmas through Ashgate Hospicecare Light up a Life, and take part in the Light up a Life Ceremony

FOREVER YOUNG SENIOR CHRISTMAS LUNCH
Monday 9th, 16th and 23rd December

Head along and join in the festive fun with friends and like mined people. Enjoy a traditional lunch and then dance the afternoon away with sounds from the good old days.

ED BYRNE - IF I'M HONEST
Thursday 12th December

Ed Byrne returns to Chesterfield with his latest show ‘If I’m Honest’. Join Ed as he takes a long hard look at himself and tries to decide if he has ANY traits that are worth passing on to his children.

HADY MINIATURE TRAIN SANTA SPECIAL
Sunday 8th December and Sunday 15th December 

Accompany Santa on a train on the miniature railway at Hady Hill with Chesterfield and District Model Engineering Society.
REWIND YOUR CHRISTMAS
Saturday 14th December

Rewind your Christmas at Mecca Bingo Chesterfield for this one off spectacular with live performances from 90’s sensations 911, East 17, Kelly Llorenna, Flip N Fil & MC Keyes AND Big Bruvaz & Booty Luv. Kicking off this fabulous evening with the world famous bonkers bingo!

CHRISTMAS WITH THE PHIL
Sunday 15th December

Join Chesterfield Philharmonic Choir for their festive concert at the Crooked Spire Church from 2:30pm.

CAROLS AT THE CASTLE
Thursday 19th December

Join in the Christmas celebrations at Bolsover Castle with carols sung by Chesterfield Philharmonic Choir in the stunning surroundings of the Riding School.

SPOTLIGHT COMEDY CLUB CHRISTMAS SPECIAL
Thursday 19th December 2019

Have a laugh with your friends this Christmas at the Spotlight Comedy Club Christmas Special. Comedians include: Jo Caulfield, Alun Cochrane, Jack Carroll.
CHESTERFIELD SANTA FUN RUN & WALK
Sunday 22nd December 2019

The Chesterfield Santa Fun Run & Walk is organised by the Cannon Events. All those taking part will receive their own Santa suit! 

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SANTA'S AFTERNOON TEA
22nd and 23rd December

Visit Stanedge Golf Club for a fun filled afternoon tea with Santa, delicious homemade cakes and sandwiches. Make sure to provide a fun fact about your child so Santa can personalise your experience!

CHRISTMAS SERVICES AT THE CROOKED SPIRE
Monday 24th & Tuesday 25th December

Join a Christmas service at Chesterfield Parish Church. 

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TRADITIONAL GAMES DAYS
20-21 and 27-28 December

Challenge the family to a game of Quoits, Shove Ha’penny, Dominoes, Rubix cubes, Bagatelle, Whips and Tops and more traditional games.

CHATSWORTH CHRISTMAS MARKET
Friday 15th November - Tuesday 3rd December

Where better to start your Christmas shopping than at the Chatsworth Christmas market?

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CHRISTMAS AT CHATSWORTH
9th November - 5th January

Be transported on a journey around the globe with Chatsworth this Christmas as you enter an immersive experience full of atmospheric lights, rich colours and the evocative sounds and scents of lands far, far away.

Enjoy a magical Christmas in Chesterfield

There’s a full programme of entertainment for Christmas in Chesterfield from traditional markets to stand up comedy and from gigs to musical concerts.

This year’s pantomime is the magical story of Jack and the Beanstalk with morning, matinee and evening performances. Don’t miss the chance to visit Father Christmas and share your Christmas list with him.

The magical Festival of Christmas Trees returns to the Crooked Spire Church with over 120 unique trees to discover.

There are great reasons to shop in Chesterfield this Christmas with lots of independent businesses offering handmade and bespoke gifts.  Be sure to visit Chesterfield Market, The Shambles and The Yards, as well as the fantastic shops and restaurants on Chatsworth Road and Whittington Moor.  You can also find all the high street names at Vicar Lane and The Pavements Shopping Centre, and on Ravenside Retail Park.

Shoppers can park for £3 for 3 hours in Chesterfield borough Council Car Parks and local residents can take advantage of the free parking in Chesterfield Borough Council car parks  before 10am and after 3pm Mondays to Saturdays and all day on Sundays and bank holidays (terms and conditions apply).

Chesterfield Christmas Market and Lights Switch on

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A Festival of Christmas Trees

Go along to the famous 'Crooked Spire' Church to see a variety of Christmas trees all decorated by different people and groups within the community.

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