Sunday 22nd December

Music and Demonstrations held throughout the day
All included in your admission price
10:30 – 4:00pm

On our twenty second day of Christmas at Haddon, 22nd December, the Hall will be ringing out with the chimes of the Dronfield Handbell Ringers, one of the foremost small handbell groups in the country. Their repertoire extends from jazz and popular music through to classical and early music.

Jane Lappage, a master modern calligrapher, will be demonstrating her beautiful craft and welcoming our visitors to try their hand with new, and very on-trend, scripts.

We are also delighted to be hosting, Rachel Evans, a basket maker and willow artist. Rachel makes making traditional willow baskets and teaches basketry. At Haddon, Rachel will be showing you how to make a willow wreath that you can re-use each year by adding new decoration. You might also like to discuss how to make a beautiful basket for your fireside logs with her.

The mixologists of the infamous Monk Buxton in Derbyshire will also be on hand to teach us how to make the perfect Christmas cocktail and Haddon’s creative team will be demonstrating how to make salt dough gift tags and other unusual festive craft.

Julie Ann Weiss of Budgie Galore Jewellery Workshops will demonstrate some basic techniques, making embossed pendants and decorations.

For children, members of the Haddon educational team shall be found in the Medieval kitchens with all sorts of lovely traditional craft ideas and activities for children to make and do.

Our restaurant shall be serving delicious festive meals and the Pop Up Gardener’s Cottage Café will be available for teas, coffee, hot chocolate and cakes!

We look forward to you joining us for this fun filled, inspiring day and hope that you will sign your name on our Christmas card to the Queen, which will be found in the Long Gallery.

For more information on each event, please click on the listings below.



Children’s Crafts
7 Dec, 8 Dec, 14 Dec, 15 Dec, 19 Dec, 20 Dec, 21 Dec, 22 Dec, 23 Dec
Learn to Make Salt Dough Gift Tags
22 Dec
Jane Lappage – Modern Calligraphy
19 Dec, 22 Dec
Budgie Galore – Embossed Charms
22 Dec

Dronfield Handbells
22 Dec, 23 Dec
Christmas at Haddon Restaurant
22 Dec and every day until 23 Dec
Monk Buxton – Mixology
8 Dec, 14 Dec, 22 Dec
Rachel Evans – Willow Artist
16 Dec, 22 Dec

Pop-up Gardener’s Cottage Café
22 Dec and every day until 23 Dec


Our Advent Calendar of Christmas Events


Explore our Christmas events by clicking one of the December dates below.