What’s On in Derbyshire

Matlock Victorian Christmas Market

6th – 8th December 2019

Now in it’s 24th year, the Matlock Victorian Christmas Market has become a major event in the town’s calendar.

Over the weekend Hall Leys Park is transformed into a traditional Victorian Market, with over 200 stalls and in recent years has included a continental style food market selling a wide range of interesting and tasty Christmas treats.

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Matlock Bath Illuminations

7th September – 27th October 2019

When the summer comes to an end in the Derbyshire Dales, there’s always still plenty to do, and one of the most popular attractions during the Autumn months is Matlock Bath Illuminations.

This immensely popular family event is visited by approximately 100,000 visitors each year to watch the unique display of illuminated boats traversing up and down the Derwent River at Derwent Gardens in Matlock Bath.

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Upcoming Events at Chatsworth

Summer and Autumn 2019

Chatsworth House and Gardens, and indeed the whole Estate is a fantastic place to visit.  It has something for everybody including Chatsworth Farmyard and Playground.  The House, Gardens and Playground have daily activities, but if you’re looking for a special event at Chatsworth, then there’s events all year round.  We’ve compiled a list of what’s coming up over the summer months and into autumn, and don’t forget Chatsworth always does something special for Christmas. Read more about upcoming events at Chatsworth

Chicago – The Musical, Chesterfield

9 April – 12 April 2019

Broadway’s longest running American musical comes to Chesterfield! Set in the 1920’s and based on real murders and trials, we follow Roxie who murders her lover and is arrested. In jail she meets double-murderess Velma. When both acquire the same lawyer, Billy Flynn, tensions come to ahead as they both vie for the spotlight. Featuring such musical theatre song staples as; ‘All That Jazz’, ‘Mister Cellophane’, and ‘The Cell Block Tango’.

Chatsworth International Horse Trials

10 May – 12 May 2019

A three-day event of thrilling world-class equestrian sport, combined with entertainment for all the family in the beautiful surroundings of Chatsworth.

Our holiday cottages make an ideal base for a trip to the Chatsworth International Horse Trials. The Escape, is a large luxury 5 bedroom holiday cottage with hot tub near Chatsworth, or visit our home page to see our other luxury holiday cottages in the Derbyshire Peak District with hot tub near Chatsworth.

“Circle” at Buxton Museum

12 January – 23 March 2019

In their exhibition at Buxton Museum, Derbyshire based artist Sue Lewis-Blake and Ursula Blancke-Dau from Lüneburg, Germany explore the notion of the circle: its outline shape, its central space and its symbolic meaning. Many of the works on show have ancient stone circles as the source of inspiration, there being a number of such sites close to both of the artists’ homes.

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