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Need to Get into the Festive Spirit? Top Things to Do at Christmas in Derby

Need to Get into the Festive Spirit? Top Things to Do at Christmas in Derby
There is nothing better than participating in festive activities to get into the festive spirit! Whether it’s decorating your home with Christmas lights and ornaments or singing along to classic Christmas hits, these experiences have a unique way of bringing the warmth and excitement that defines the festive season. The shared laughter and the feeling of togetherness create a magical atmosphere that can only be found during this special time of year. To spread the festive cheer further, we will share the top things to do at Christmas in Derby.

Christmas Shopping at Derbion

If you are up for some Christmas shopping, Derbion is the place to be! Located in the heart of Derby city centre, this shopping centre has a wide variety of shops including Card Factory, M&S, GAME, Boots, Build-A-Bear, Toy Planet and much more. Get your Christmas shopping done while enjoying the festive decorations around the shopping centre. From 10th November to 24th December, you can also take the family to Santa’s Magic Cabin. Meet and take a photograph with Father Christmas himself. Embark on a virtual reality experience and take to the skies in Santa’s Magic Sleigh Ride.

Get Your Skates On

Derby’s very own ice rink, the Cathedral Quarter Ice Rink will be back from the 3rd to 31st December. Suitable for adults and children over 5 with toddler sessions available for children under 5. Bring the whole family and get your skates on for a session. Prices start from £7.50. After taking to the ice, enjoy a warming hot chocolate or mulled wine. Ice skating is a popular and must-do festive activity, so make sure to book your tickets sooner rather than later to avoid disappointment!

Christmas At Chatsworth House

Looking from the ultimate Christmas market experience? Then, make sure to visit Chatsworth House & Gardens between the 4th to 26th November to witness the Chatsworth Christmas Market. With over 100 stalls to choose from, it is the ideal place for Christmas shopping. Surrounded by twinkling festive decorations, live music, gourmet food and outdoor bars, it has everything you want. Dogs are also welcome, once they are on a lead. Admission to the Christmas markets is free, however, you will need to book a car parking ticket in advance.

Book A Christmas Break At The Boars Head Hotel

As we mentioned at the start, one of the important aspects of Christmas is togetherness, and what better way to bring family or friends together than over a festive getaway. The Boars Head Hotel is one of Derbyshire’s finest hotels and restaurants. We are currently taking bookings for our 3 night Christmas Break package.  Arrive on Christmas Eve and enjoy a 3 course evening meal complimented with live music. Start Christmas Day morning with a hearty breakfast followed by a traditional Christmas lunch. Spend the evening relaxed by the fire and indulging in our grazing station. On Boxing Day, wake up to another hearty breakfast and explore the Derbyshire countryside before returning for a 3 course Boxing Day meal. On the fourth and last day, enjoy a final breakfast before your departure.  Spend Christmas with us this year, please get in touch to check availability and book your stay. Call us on 0128 3820 344 today, or make an online enquiry and we will get back to you about your booking. 
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