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Christmas at Chatsworth

Explore lands far, far away with Chatsworth this Christmas

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.

The grand rooms of the house are dressed in homage to countries traversed by generations of the family, so that you can follow in their footsteps led by famous explorers from fiction and life, Phileas Fogg and Amelia Earhart. Your guides will be sharing stories of adventure and derring do from all over the world, while a special children’s trail will add to the fun for families.

Wintry scenes abound with snow, frosty lights and a sleigh sure to deliver the essence of Christmas. The Chapel, inspired by a baroque Portuguese church, is set to look breath-taking with a classic Nativity scene complete with floating candles, mirrors and stained glass.

Blossom trees, Chinese lanterns and a 10-metre spiralling Chinese dragon bring a flavour of Eastern Asia, while Russian dolls and rustic stars dress the gigantic Nordic Fir tree taking pride of place in the Painted Hall.

Morocco, India, Holland, Italy, China, Japan, Portugal and America all feature in what is one of the most ambitious Christmas seasons staged by Chatsworth, famous for its festive displays. Venetian masks, pagodas, origami decorations, frosted ferns and Indian fabrics are just some of the props used to stage a rich, eclectic experience on a journey around the world.

Before they leave, visitors can hop into the hot air balloon basket for a photo opportunity.

Ticket information

Christmas tickets include admission to the house, garden, farmyard and playground and are available via the link above. All tickets booked online include free parking.

A limited number of tickets are also available to purchase on the day at Chatsworth, and are sold on a first come, first served basis. It is recommended that where available, tickets are booked online in advance to avoid disappointment.

  • Chatsworth operate timed ticketing to manage the flow of people in the house. The entry time is for the house only – you are welcome to explore the garden and farmyard at any time the day of your visit.
  • Friends of Chatsworth do not need to book a timed ticket slot.
  • Chatsworth is closed on 24, 25, 26 December 2019 and 1 January 2020.

Chatsworth Christmas Market

15 November – 3 December

Soak up the Christmas market atmosphere as you browse more than 100 stalls offering a wide range of Christmas gifts and decorations – you’ll be sure to find perfect presents for all the family.

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Image Credit: Daniel Casson

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  • Chatsworth House, Bakewell, DE45 1PP


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  • £25 - Adult
  • £15 - Child (4-16)
  • Free for children 3 and under
  • £69 - Family (2 Adults & up to 3 children)

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