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Christmas at Chatsworth 2022

For both Derbyshire residents and visitors alike, Chatsworth House at Christmas time is the pinnacle of our festive calendars. Chatsworth have just announced their plans for the 2022 season and I thought it was only right to dedicate a blog post to this! Here’s everything you need to know about Christmas at Chatsworth House, Gardens and Christmas Market.

Thank you to the Chatsworth press team for the information and photos of previous years. I’m not going to share too many of the details (no spoilers here – personally I always prefer to be surprised) – but expect spectacular seasonal magic.

Chatsworth House in the snow
Photo credit: Mick Brown

Christmas at Chatsworth 2022 theme

This years theme is Deep Midwinter: A Nordic Christmas at Chatsworth and runs from 5 November 2022 to 8 January 2023. Taking inspiration from Scandinavia where long winters are embraced with traditions to celebrate light and the beauty of nature.

The Devonshire family has a long history of celebrating Nordic culture and its connection to wilderness and nature, with pieces in the Devonshire Collections that have inspired this Christmas season being woven into the displays throughout the house. Visitors will be taken on a journey into the forests and folklore of the Nordic region, including the much-loved fairy tales of Hans Christian Andersen.

Christmas at Chatsworth - grand hallway beautifully decorated for Christmas
Photo credit: DPC Photography

Christmas in the garden

The Christmas experience continues outside with an illuminated walk around the garden to experience ‘northern lights’ over the Canal Pond and – for the first time – see the historic Maze lit with wands of light and filled with festive music.

Christmas at Chatsworth - illuminated garden
Chatsworth illuminations in 2021. Kindly provided by Red Brick Communications

Chatsworth Christmas market

Visitors can also soak up the festive atmosphere at the Chatsworth Christmas Market from 5 November to 23 November. Read my review from last year.

Chatsworth’s shops in the Orangery and the Stables will offer a selection of Nordic gifts, decorations and homeware for those inspired by Christmas in the house. 

Also making a welcome return to the house will be the wish trees to enable visitors to make a special Christmas wish to hang on a tree before they leave.

huge Christmas tree, laden with decorations
Photo credit: DPC Photography

How to get tickets to Christmas at Chatsworth

Tickets have been released today. Tickets for Christmas at Chatsworth are priced at £29.50 for adults, £18 for children, and £78 for a family (two adults and up to three children), and include access to the house, garden and farmyard, as well as car parking and access to the Christmas market between 5-23 November. Advanced booking via the Chatsworth website is required.

For anyone wishing to only visit the Christmas market, a Christmas market car park ticket must be booked in advance via the website.

For more information and to book, please visit the official Chatsworth website (do be particularly wary of Facebook events/pages claiming to be Chatsworth Christmas markets – these are scams).

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