Christmas at Kedleston

Father Christmas with a young girl

There's lots happening at Kedleston Hall in the run up to Christmas, from Christmas crafts and carolling to decked halls, winter walks and visits from Father Christmas (Unfortunately the Grotto is now sold out). Come along and discover the traditions of Christmas at Kedleston Hall.

Get in the spirit

Start to feel festive from mid-November when crafty workshops will help you create decorations to treasure for years to come as well as fresh festive wreaths to adorn your door. 

Turn your hand to making a Christmas wreath at one of our workshops
A Christmas Wreath being made

Deck the halls

Come December, Kedleston Hall opens its doors over a variety of dates where you can discover elaborate gold and blue decorated State Rooms to make this show palace even more spectacular. Join the Kedleston Singers for a sing-along with festive carols to really get in the Christmas spirit.

Kedleston's rooms are even more splendid at Christmas.
Kedleston Hall fireplace decorated for Christmas with presents and Father Christmas

It wouldn't be Christmas without...

A visit from a certain someone. You can book to meet Father Christmas in his grotto (unfortunately the grotto is now sold out) or have breakfast with the great man himself. This is the first year that bookings are being taken for the grotto to help make the experience more enjoyable for everyone, avoiding long queues.

Festive treats

Tasty, festive lunches can also be booked now in the Great Kitchen Restaurant, so get ready to pull those Christmas crackers.

Winter wanders

Pull on your boots and enjoy bracing walks around the park  A variety of bookable walks are planned or you can enjoy the ’12 Days of Christmas’ trail. 

See often forgotten views of Kedleston on one of the led winter walks
Kedleston Hall

There’s so much to see and do, so take a look and plan your visit soon.