Where better to start your Christmas shopping than at the Chatsworth Christmas market. With over 100 market stalls offering a wide range of Christmas gifts and decorations, it's a great way to start the festive season. You can also explore our own exclusive ranges in the Stables shop with a wide range of home and fashion gifts, and lots of lovely stocking fillers.

Take a break from shopping and enjoy a mulled wine or a German beer at one of our outdoor bars, or sample some delicious food, with gourmet burgers and sausages, hot pork rolls, pancakes, churros and more.

There's live music too, guaranteed to get you in the festive spirit. 

Event details

This is a free event. Car parking fees do apply, see below

Opening times
Monday - Thursday | 10am - 5.30pm
Friday - Sunday | 10am - 6pm

Maps
Car park map
Market stall maps will be available later in the year.

Dogs
Well-behaved dogs on leads are welcome at the market.

Accessibility
All visitors, including blue badge holders, must purchase either tickets for the house, or Christmas market car park tickets, if they wish to park at Chatsworth. Blue badge holders will be parked as close to the market, or one of the shuttle stops as possible. We will be operating a tractor trailer ride that is accessible to wheelchairs between car parks and the market.

The market is located on an incline, Lodge Hill, and pedestrian trackway is used for access to non-paved areas. 

Visit by car

Car parking
Weekdays | £15 per car before 3pm / £10 per car after 3pm
Weekends | £25 per car before 3pm / £15 per car after 3pm

To avoid disappointment, we recommend booking your tickets in advance.

Visitors who have booked Christmas or Garden tickets, and those with a table booking at one of our restaurants do not need to book a car park ticket. Car parking is included with those bookings.

All car park tickets during the Christmas market will be scanned at point of entry and each ticket will allow one entry for one car/motorbike.

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If you have booked Christmas at Chatsworth tickets, to visit the house, garden and farmyard at any time between 5 and 23 November, you will also be able to access the Christmas market.

Car park vouchers are not valid during Christmas market.

Friends of Chatsworth
Silver Friends must book separate car park tickets, above, to access the Christmas market if they have not booked Christmas or Garden tickets with car parking on the same day.

Gold Friends and Chatsworth Friends must reserve car park tickets if they have not booked Christmas or Garden tickets with car parking on the same day. You will receive a booking link via email.

Further information

The Christmas market is one of our most popular events; this means that we are constantly working to ensure the best possible experience for our visitors, in what can sometimes be challenging weather and parking conditions. We are committed to improving the visitor experience, and minimising the impact on local residents by:

  • Working with local bus companies to put on extra services during the market, in addition to those already in place, to help reduce the volume of traffic both on the estate and local roads. 
  • A pricing structure for entry in to the market for those travelling by car, aimed at reducing the volume of traffic at peak periods, and encouraging people to car share where possible. For those travelling on public buses, there is no charge for entry to the market.
  • Improved traffic management plan, including additional vehicle entry/exit points, and new parking areas with improved access to areas of ground with better conditions for parking and better drainage if the weather becomes inclement.
  • Additional lighting along the routes to and from the car parking areas across the park.
  • More shuttles to ferry visitors between the car park and market
  • Improved walk ways and signed routes from the parking areas to the markets.
  • Extra staff in parking areas to help the traffic flow, parking, and to help our visitors.

As always, parking is included with all advance online bookings to visit our Christmas celebration in the house. No additional charges apply for bookings made online in advance. Learn more about Christmas at Chatsworth.

Visit by bus

Learn more about bus routes to Chatsworth as well as alternative modes of transportation - how to get here.

Coach and group visits
We are no longer taking bookings for coach and group visits during Christmas.

Due to site capacity, and to ensure the safety of our visitors, any coaches or minibuses that arrive at Chatsworth during Christmas and have not pre-booked will be turned away at the entrance, and will not be able to drop off or pick up. This includes any unbooked coaches who have purchased individual tickets online.

The bookings window for Christmas 2023 will open in February 2023. Please email any enquiries to visit@chatworth.org and we will contact you once bookings open in the new year.

A little more festive fun

Make a stay of it

After an exciting day exploring Christmas in the house and garden, there’s nowhere better to be than at our hotel or inns. Curl up with a book and a locally-sourced gin by the inglenook fireplace, snuggle into a four-poster bed or sample Head Chef Adam’s 3 AA Rosette dining… the choice is yours.

View our Chatsworth at Christmas package.

Trade stands

All trade stand enquiries regarding the market should be sent to info@eventmen.co.uk.

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