Festive activities and events in Derbyshire this Christmas

We're wishing you and your family and friends a wonderful festive period. With our next Open Day on Saturday 20 January, it's a great opportunity to see the magic of our city before visiting us.

Christmas at QUAD with QUADmas

From festive films to shows and workshops, QUADmas has everything you need this season to get you in the Christmas spirit!

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A family looking at a snow globe

The Festive Snow Globe

Step inside the snow globes to capture the perfect Christmas photo, complete with a festive backdrop.

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People ice skating with Santa at the Ice Rink

Cathedral Quarter Ice Rink

Proving a popular choice last Christmas, the glittering ice rink is back in Derby’s Market Place, offering you some festive fun.

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A photo showing a festive tipi from the outside with people inside

Nordic Bar

Come in from the cold into the Nordic Bar, hosted in three festive tipis on the Market Place and enjoy a delicious range of hot and cold drinks.

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An image of a darkened room for the Christmas ghost tour

Christmas Ghost Tour

Sit by the Fire in the Tudor Room and enjoy a supper of bangers and mash with a festive glass of mulled wine whilst you hear Christmas Ghost stories.

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A festive photo of Hardwick Hall with clear blue skies and snow on the ground

Hardwick Wintertide at Hardwick Hall

Share a special winter with the family at Hardwick Wintertide this year, chase lights and shadows around the hall as you tour by lantern light.

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Festive Village Santa Experience

Santa and his Elves will be bringing delights and surprises from the North Pole to thoroughly entertain you as you make your way around the Festive Village.

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Festive Afternoon Tea

Take a break from the stress of Christmas planning and treat yourself and a friend or a loved one to afternoon tea in the café.

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People looking around the Christmas market stalls at Cromford Mills

Christmas Weekends at Cromford Mills

Enjoy the holiday season at Cromford Mills with three weekends of Christmas markets, offering a range of unique gifts and decorations, live music, winter warming refreshments and more.

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Christmas at Cosy Club Derby

Have yourself a top-notch Cosy Christmas, with opulent surroundings, twinkling chandeliers and flowing champagne.

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