Christmas at Haddon Hall


This Christmas, we are proud and excited to present Haddon’s ‘Experience Christmas’: twenty-three days of wonderful music from local community choirs and bell ringers, and twenty-three days of workshops and demonstrations presented within the beautifully decorated Hall.

As visitors stroll through the traditionally dressed chambers of Haddon, each with a roaring fire, they will come across some of the finest craftsmen, chefs, florists and makers in Derbyshire, who will be demonstrating a wide and intriguing variety of essential Christmas skills. From baking, wreath making and floristry, to calligraphy and candle making, you are sure to discover something new. You may even wish to learn how to apply your make up for your Christmas parties.

Each day shall be different but every day will offer our visitors, a joyful, immersive, creative experience, all included in your admission fee.

For more information please explore our events advent calendar below…



Our Advent Calendar of Christmas Events


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




Children’s Crafts
15 Dec, 19 Dec, 20 Dec, 21 Dec, 22 Dec, 23 Dec
A Christmas Card for the Queen
15 Dec and every day until 18 Dec
Farnaby & Co
15 Dec
Christmas at Haddon Restaurant
15 Dec and every day until 23 Dec

Kindred and Kind – Scandinavian Wreaths
15 Dec, 17 Dec, 18 Dec
Mike Aspinall – The Crafty Gentleman
15 Dec
Small Print Company – the Art of Letterpress
15 Dec
Tours of Haddon Chapel
15 Dec, 23 Dec

Pop-up Gardener’s Cottage Café
15 Dec and every day until 23 Dec
Ayres and Graces
16 Dec
Joanna Allen – Collagraph Printmaking Techniques
16 Dec
Rachel Evans – Willow Artist
16 Dec, 22 Dec

Frances Burton – Herbalist
16 Dec, 17 Dec
Pam Smart – Fine Art
17 Dec
Fireside Carols Chameleon Choir
17 Dec
Carol Hickman – Floristry
17 Dec, 20 Dec

Lydia Waters – Cake Decorating
17 Dec, 18 Dec
Lindsay Berry – Garden Decorations
18 Dec
South Notts Men’s Chorus
18 Dec
Candlelight Tour
18 Dec, 19 Dec, 20 Dec, 21 Dec

Candlelight Tour with Dinner
18 Dec, 19 Dec, 21 Dec
How to make a Hand Stitched Christmas Stocking
19 Dec
Learn how to Wrap Beautifully
19 Dec
St Oswald’s Church Choir, Ashbourne
19 Dec

Jane Lappage – Modern Calligraphy
19 Dec, 22 Dec
The Derventio Choir
20 Dec
Ida Makes – Pom Pom Fairies
20 Dec
How to make Fragrant Pomanders
20 Dec, 23 Dec

How to make Festive Garlands
21 Dec
de Mowbray’s Musicke
21 Dec
Alison Evans – Paper Cutting
21 Dec
de Mowbray’s Musicke – Musical & Historic Dance Workshop
21 Dec

Jodie Ferrari – Make-up Academy
21 Dec
Learn to Make Salt Dough Gift Tags
22 Dec
Budgie Galore – Embossed Charms
22 Dec
Dronfield Handbells
22 Dec, 23 Dec

Monk Buxton – Mixology
22 Dec