Where can I meet Santa in the Peak District? Here's where you can see Father Christmas and all the other festive events still taking place this year

This year continues to be one of the toughest for many communities across Chesterfield, however, the Christmas spirit will endure at some of these venues around the historic market town.

Thursday, 3rd December 2020, 3:00 pm

Christmas plans this year are going to be very different – as if this year hasn’t been the ultimate test of character already – many events have been cancelled with the inclusion of smaller Christmas celebrations being imposed on families around the country.

However, not all is lost. There are a few Christmas events scheduled to go ahead as planned. If you are planning on visiting any of these events, please be sure to keep checking associated websites for further information in accordance with government guidelines.

Amazing Magical Chesterfield Santa House

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You could meet father Christmas at the Amazing Magical Chesterfield Santa House.

Using some magical technology, the Santa House has been set up in Chesterfield town centre. The event includes the ‘Santa Zoomer’, a direct video link from the North Pole to Chesterfield. You will have the opportunity to chat with Santa before you go into a very special Augmented Reality experience in which Santa will magically appear with you.

Entry to the Santa House is free and you can book your visit via the website and select a date that suits you.

Peak District & Derbyshire Christmas Market

Get your shopping fix this festive season and choose from a variety of exceptional gifts like accessories and jewellery to experience days and annual passes. This virtual market offers the chance to purchase truly unique gifts whilst supporting local businesses at a critical time. You can find more information on the website.

Explore the exceptional gardens at Chatsworth House with their illuminated Christmas in the Garden event.

Chesterfield Elf Trail

Chesterfield will be full of festive nuggets with locals being able to take part in the elf trail. All the elves will be appearing across the town centre and have left some clues to help you follow their trail.

When you find one of the elves you can scan the elf QR code and this will give you access to Christmas gift guides and discounts, as well as a story about each elf. You can find more information here.

Christmas in the Garden

Explore the 105-acre garden with a delightful 12 days of Christmas trail and illuminated features from dusk Chatsworth House. You can book tickets to this picturesque event via the Chatsworth website.

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