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Christmas Events & Activities 2019

This year's John Lewis Ad has launched, Christmas Trees are up in the local shopping's time to start talking Christmas!

Whether it's your new baby's first Christmas or something for all the family, add a little bit of extra magic to your festivities this year with some of these top events and activities across Derbyshire.

1. Christmas Photoshoots, here at Kathryn Hill Photography

Perfect for those Grandparent Christmas presents! Book in for a Christmas photoshoot with me at my studio in Mansfield, Nottinghamshire. Contact me to find out more & secure you're booking before they're all gone!

2. Chatsworth House

In a land far, far away...

Discover lands afar at Chatsworth this Christmas, following in the footsteps of explorers Phileas Fogg and Amelia Earhart. Our guides will lead you on a festive adventure around the globe as you travel from a Nordic winter wonderland, through blossom trees in Japan, to a baroque Portuguese church on the journey of a lifetime.

Select rooms on the upper floor of the house will be closed for annual conservation during the Christmas season. A timed ticketing system will be in operation, please ensure you book online in advance to secure your preferred time slot.

3. Bluebells Dairy Derby

Santa's Woodland Adventure

Santa’s Woodland Adventure – Follow the winding paths through the Christmas trees where you will find Santa’s Woodland Cabin. Enjoy a thorough 10-minute session with Santa in his cosy cabin as your children laugh and play with him and tell him their Christmas wishes. Plus much more.

4. Bolsover Castle

An Audience with Father Christmas

Join in the festive fun with the man himself at Bolsover Castle this Christmas. Meet Father Christmas as he tells tales of Christmas past among the yuletide decorations. 30th Nov to 22nd Dec.

5. Conkers, near Ashby de la Zouch, Leicestershire

Winter Wonderland

Winter Wonderland – Santa’s Chief Elf and his team will lead you through the Enchanted Forest and the Valley of Christmas Lights to discover Santa’s Woodland Grotto and more. Selected dates in December.

6. Lets Make Derby

20th November 2019 - 24th December 2019

Following the success of last year’s event, and back by popular demand, this Christmas sees the return of Let’s MAKE Christmas; a seasonal celebration of contemporary craft produced in the region, running from Saturday 19 October – Tuesday 24 December 2019.

There is a fantastic range of beautiful products including prints, ceramics, jewellery, photography, glass, greetings cards and of course there’s gin! All are made locally and with many not usually available on the high street, they would make some really special and unique Christmas gifts.

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My good friend Selina is a newborn photographer in the Swindon area, at Mini Moo Studios. Her blog this week is all about her sessions for older babies and children, go check it out!

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