The countdown to Christmas has begun as Chatsworth is transformed into The Palace of Advent. Find out more below.


Discover 24 rooms filled with Christmas wonder and the sights, sounds and scents of the season. Travel under archways adorned with candy canes, handmade Christmas stockings and mistletoe. Explore a winter wonderland and glittering Christmas tree brooch forest.

At the heart of the house, you’ll find Father Christmas’ workshop; a hive of activity as preparations are underway for the all-important Christmas Eve deliveries. Keep your eyes peeled for his little helpers around the house, who you may spot making mischief while Father Christmas is away.

Make a Christmas wish to hang on our special Wish Trees and take the opportunity to stir the giant Christmas pudding pot, just one of many festive photo opportunities to be enjoyed with friends and family.

Featured in the decorations will be items from the Devonshire Collections, including ecclesiastical paintings by Luca Giordano (1634-1705), Salvator Rosa (1615 - 1673) and Paolo Veronese (born Paolo Caliari, 1528-1588).

British artists have also been commissioned by Chatsworth House Trust to craft new works for the experience, such as fine artist Bethan Maddocks and digital artist Leavon Archer. 

Christmas in the garden - entry included with your Christmas at Chatsworth ticket

Enjoy an interactive light and sound trail past the Cascade, and through the Rock Garden and Maze, leading to a spectacular animated light show that transforms the house into a giant advent calendar. Wrap up warm and enjoy festive food and drink as you explore. 

Please note that the last opportunity to view the projection on the house will be approximately 20 minutes before the garden closes.

If you choose a house entry time of 4.30pm or later, we recommend you visit the garden first so you have enough time to enjoy the full experience.

Christmas at the farmyard - entry included with your Christmas at Chatsworth ticket

The farmyard will be dressed for Christmas with decorations and lights. Meet our friendly farm animals, enjoy milking demonstrations and take part in guinea pig cuddling sessions. There will be Christmas crafts in the barn and children can enjoy letting off steam in our woodland playground. Last entry is 4.30pm, one hour before closing.

Ticket information

Christmas at Chatsworth tickets include admission to the house, garden and farmyard, and one car parking space per transaction. Pre-booking is essential for all visits.

Adult £34
Child £19
Family (2 adults, up to 3 children) £84

Please do not arrive at Chatsworth without a pre-booked ticket. Some dates have now sold out, however, there are still many opportunities to enjoy this experience, especially midweek.

Late night openings

Important: if you choose a house entry time of 4.30pm or later, we recommend you visit the garden before you enter the house so you have enough time to enjoy the full experience. You can arrive at Chatsworth at any time after 10am on the day of your visit.

Last entry to the house will be 6.30pm on the following dates:

  • 1 & 2 December
  • 8 & 9 December
  • 15-30 December

Please note, the garden closes at 7.45pm. The last projection on the house will be approximately 20 minutes before the garden closes. 

Last entry to the house on New Year's Eve (31 December) will be 6pm, garden closes at 7.45pm.


1. What does a Christmas at Chatsworth ticket include?

A Christmas at Chatsworth ticket includes access to the decorated house, garden light trail and the farmyard.

 It also includes car parking for one vehicle per transaction. If you need more parking spaces please buy your tickets in separate transactions.

2. Does my ticket include entry to the Christmas market?

If your Christmas at Chatsworth ticket is for a visit between 4 – 26 November, it includes entry to the Christmas market. The Christmas market will be running from 4 – 26 November.

If your ticket is for a visit from 27 November to 7 January, the Christmas market is not included.

Please note, during the Christmas market car parking arrangements may be different to what you have previously experienced at Chatsworth.

3. Do I need to buy a separate parking ticket?

One car parking space is included with each booking. If you require more than one car parking space, please buy your tickets in separate transactions. You can still visit together, just make sure to select the same house entry time when you book.

4. What time can I arrive at Chatsworth on the day of my visit?

If you have booked a Christmas at Chatsworth ticket, with access to the house, garden and farmyard, you can arrive at any time after 10am on the day of your visit*.

Your house entry time is the time you selected when purchasing your tickets and is shown on your booking confirmation. Please arrive promptly as if you are more than 15 minutes late we may not be able to allow entry and no refunds will be given. 

You can enter the farmyard or garden at any time during the day. Last entry is one hour before closing. View opening times here. Please note that the garden lights are best viewed at dusk or later.

The last opportunity to see the projection on the house will be approximately 20 minutes before the garden closes.

Our gift shops and restaurants will be open throughout the Christmas period. View opening times.

*If your house entry time is 4.30pm or later, we recommend viewing the garden before you enter the house so you have time to enjoy the full experience.

5. What age ranges are included in the child ticket?

Children aged 3 – 16 years inclusive require a child ticket for entry to Christmas at Chatsworth. Children aged 2 years and under do not require a ticket.

6. I am coming with my carer, do I need to buy them a ticket?

We offer free admission to carers visiting with the person they care for. You do not need to book a ticket for your carer online, they will be given complimentary admission on arrival.

7. I am a Chatsworth Friend/Patron, do I need to book my tickets in advance?

Friends and Patrons of Chatsworth and all pass holders must also book tickets online in advance. Information on how to book tickets is available in the Friends hub or by emailing

8. Will there be any disabled parking?

There is disabled parking available in the main house car park. Please display your blue badge clearly when arriving at Chatsworth so our team can direct you to the disabled parking area. Once this area becomes full, they will direct you to a space closest to the tractor and trailer shuttle service. The shuttle service is wheelchair accessible.

If you would like any further information, please call 01246 565430 and select option #3 (accessibility), you can also visit the accessibility section of our website.

9. Can I hire a wheelchair/mobility scooter?

Manual wheelchairs are available for use in the house, garden and farmyard. They can be booked in advance by calling 01246 565430 (accessibility option #3), and can be collected from the house entrance underneath the flagpole.

There are a limited number of single-person motorised scooters available to pre-book for use on the garden light trail. Please call 01246 565430 (accessibility option #3) to book a two-hour slot, this will give you plenty of time to enjoy the experience at a leisurely pace.

10. Can I get a refund or change my booking?

We are unable to offer refunds or change bookings for Christmas at Chatsworth.

11. Can I bring my dog?

Only assistance dogs can be admitted to the house or farmyard. As the Christmas at Chatsworth ticket includes entry to the house, garden and farmyard, we recommend dogs are left at home.

Well-behaved dogs on leads are welcome in the garden and at the Christmas market. View Christmas in the garden. View Christmas market.


This year’s Christmas event is kindly supported by CW Sellors, one of the UK's leading fine jewellery and luxury watch specialists, and Investec Wealth & Investment.

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