Christmas in Chesterfield

Meet Santa in Chesterfield

Christmas in Chesterfield

Santa Claus is coming to town!

Find out where you can meet Santa in Chesterfield this festive season.

Santa’s Grotto – Chesterfield Market Hall – From the 18th November

Visit Father Christmas in his magical grotto. There is no need to book just turn up on the day for your child to have a chat with Santa and receive a gift.

The price is £4.50 per child and will include a present from Santa.

It will then open on the following days and times:

Sunday 18 November                     11am – 3.30pm

Saturday 24 November                  11am – 3pm

Saturday 1 December                     11am – 3pm

Saturday 8 December                    11am – 3pm

Thursday 13 December                 1pm – 5pm

Friday 14 December                       1pm ­– 5pm

Saturday 15 December                  11am – 3pm

Monday 17 December                   1pm – 5pm

Tuesday 18 December                  1pm – 5pm

Wednesday 19 December            1pm – 5pm

Thursday 20 December               1pm – 5pm

Friday 21 December                     1pm – 5pm

Saturday 22 December                11am – 3pm

Sunday 23 December                  11am – 3pm

Monday 24 December                10am – 2pm

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Santa’s Grotto at Vicar Lane – From the 17th November

See Santa at Vicar Lane this Christmas on the 17th and 18th November and from Saturday 24th November to Sunday 24th December! All children will receive a gift. Tickets are £6.

24th November – Sunday 24th December:
Monday – Friday:       10am – 5pm
Saturday:                     10am – 5pm
Sunday:                       11am – 5pm

Find out more.

Santa Canal Cruises – From the 25th November

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

Tickets are £7 per person. All children get a small age-appropriate gift and adults get a drink and mince pie or equivalent.

Read the full schedule for the trips.

Ashgate Hospicecare Christmas Market – 17th November

Visit Santa’s Grotto for £5 per child where Santa will be bringing the magic of Christmas alive by reading festive stories.

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Breakfast with Santa – Matlock Farm Park – 2nd & 9th & 24th December

Enjoy a full English Breakfast with Santa and his Elf, then head to Santa’s magical grotto where the child will receive a free gift from Santa!


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Hady Miniature Train Santa Specials – 9th & 16th December

Accompany Santa on a train on the miniature railway at Hady Hill (adjacent to St Peter and St Paul School) with Chesterfield and District Model Engineering Society. This is a ticket only event and tickets must be purchased in advance.

This event is sold out for 2018, but please contact the venue for more information.

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Sunday Lunch with Father Christmas – 2nd December

Spend a perfect Sunday enjoying a family Christmas Luncheon with a visit from Santa Claus in the magnificent grounds of Stancliffe Hall, a Victorian stately home set in 47 acres of grounds. Starts 12:30PM.

Price includes a luxury gift. Children under 3 go free.

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Christmas shopping in Chesterfield

Late night Christmas Shopping in Chesterfield

Find perfect gifts for all of the family in Chesterfield.

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Breakfast with Santa

Chesterfield Christmas Stocking Competition

Destination Chesterfield has teamed up with local organisations to offer some fantastic prizes this Christmas.

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Chesterfield Market at Christmas

Chesterfield Market at Christmas

Visit Chesterfield Market and Market Hall this Christmas for delicious food and bespoke handmade gifts.

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