The fairytale magic of the most famous of ballets will sweep into Chatsworth this Christmas, turning the stately home into an enchanting winter wonderland.
This week, Christmas at chatsworth was unveiled, transporting everyone who visits it to a fairytale world populated by Nutcracker soldiers; elegant ballerinas and dancing snowflakes.
The beautifully-dressed rooms will tell the story of The Nutcracker with all the classic scenes, from the waltz of the snowflakes to the dance of the Sugar Plum Fairy.
Head housekeeper Janet Bitton said: “The Land of Sweets in the Great Dining Room is the highlight for me. The only light is from the chandelier, like a moon above the city with its twinkling lights through the windows, and the glow from the huge Christmas trees in each corner is magical.”
The Christmas display is available to view now, until January 3.