Celebrate the festive season at Chatsworth
There are so many opportunities to create magical new Christmas memories and traditions at Chatsworth this year; see the house transformed into a nordic winterland, explore the Christmas garden light trail, pick the perfect Christmas tree and blow away the cobwebs with a bracing winter walk through our picturesque parkland.
Christmas at Chatsworth really is the most wonderful time of the year.
Pre-booking is essential for all ticketed events.
Christmas in the house and garden
5 November - 8 January
Explore Chatsworth House dressed for a nordic Christmas and enjoy an illuminated light trail in the garden.
Christmas light trail in the garden
5 November - 8 January
Wrap up warm, grab a hot chocolate and embark on an exciting passage of discovery through the garden where, this year, our Nordic-inspired illuminations await.
Saturday 26 November & Saturday 3 December
Learn how to create and carve a linocut block and make your own lino prints, inspired by Chatsworth’s Nordic Christmas.
Sow your own Christmas tree
28 November - 9 December (Monday to Friday only)
Visit our potting up station at the estate farm shop where children can have a go at making newspaper pots and planting festive seeds - free activity.
Fireside fairy tales - autism friendly event
Wednesday 30 November
Gather around the campfire for festive fairy tales, warming hot chocolate and toasted marshmallows. These autism friendly sessions feature shorter stories in a relaxed environment.
Fireside fairy tales
5, 7, 12 & 14 December
Gather around the campfire for festive fairy tales, warming hot chocolate and toasted marshmallows.
Garden and gourmet evening
Friday 2 December
Explore the Christmas garden light trail before enjoying a delicious three-course meal in our Cavendish Restaurant.
Celebrate Christmas in style with our magical winter ball that includes a tour of the north wing of the house, a four-course dinner and live music.
Festive fare and the perfect gifts
Christmas hampers & gifts online
Last date for pre-Christmas delivery is 20 December
Browse a wide selection of beautiful hampers, homeware, kitchenware, jewellery, candles, cards and Chatsworth inspired gifts in our online shop.
Chatsworth gift shops
Spend time selecting the perfect gift from the curated collections in our Chatsworth gift shops, at the Stables and the Orangery.
Festive fare from the estate farm shop
Stock up on festive fare, food and gifts in the estate farm shop and Christmas marquee.
Chatsworth Christmas trees
From 25 November
Prepare for the festive season with our British-grown Nordmann Fir trees. Available at the estate farm shop.
Christmas walks and food-based get-togethers
Enjoy catching up with friends or a private moment of peace and quiet away from the festivities with a walk through our parkland. Free to access, car park charge applies.
Build a den, go bug hunting or just enjoy being close to nature in Stand Wood. Free to access, car park charge applies.
Festive afternoon tea
From 25 November
Complement your festive visit to Chatsworth with a luxurious afternoon tea experience in the Cavendish. Online booking available.
Winter warmers in the Flying Childers
Enjoy hot drinks, fine wines, craft beers, cocktails and fizz and a winter warmer menu of toasted paninis, filled jacket potatoes, sharing platters and bar snacks.
Casual lunches in the Carriage House
Enjoy a range of hot meals and drinks, plus sandwiches and cakes in our Carriage House cafe.
Make a stay of it
After an exciting day at Chatsworth, 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.
View our Christmas at Chatsworth package.
Go behind the scenes of Chatsworth at Christmas in your own home
Grab a mince pie and a glass of mulled wine and go behind the scenes of the last few years of Chatsworth at Christmas in these Channel 4 documentaries.
Christmas at Chatsworth 2021
A look 'back stage' at the preparations for Christmas 2021 at Chatsworth, as seen on Channel 4.
Christmas at Chatsworth 2020
Go behind the scenes of Christmas at Chatsworth 2020 as shown on Channel 4.
Christmas at Chatsworth 2019
View behind the scenes of Christmas at Chatsworth in 2019, as broadcast on Channel 4.
This year’s Christmas event is kindly supported by CW Sellors, one of the UK's leading fine jewellery and luxury watch specialist, and Investec Wealth & Investment.