For over 20 years, we have dressed the house for Christmas. Each year we welcome families and friends for a festive day out, many of whom return annually, eager to see the magic our Christmas team have created. 

In recent years, the experience continues into the garden, where illuminations and music light the paths for a post-dusk walk like no other.

Please be aware that a pre-booked ticket is currently required for all visits to Chatsworth. Weekend tickets are limited, but there are plenty of opportunities to visit mid-week including on late nights.

You can arrive at Chatsworth at any time after 10am on the day of your visit to explore the farmyard, enjoy seasonal shopping and dining, or a walk in the parkland.

Discover the magic

Allow 1-1.5 hours for the house. More about the house

There are 24 rooms open for Christmas at Chatsworth. Please note that some of the rooms on the general visitor route (March to October) may be closed for winter conservation. 

Explore the garden

Enjoy an illuminated light trail inspired by the ‘Palace of Advent’ in the vast 105-acre garden.

Allow 45 minutes - 1.5 hours to explore the light trail. More about the garden

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. 

Adventure in the farmyard and playground

Allow 2–3 hours for the farmyard and playground. More about the farmyard and playground

Last entry is 1 hour before close. 

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