Chatsworth at Christmas - The Nutcracker

24 November 2016

One of the most enjoyable places to visit at Christmas is Chatsworth House in Derbyshire.  Each year the house is dressed up, in to a magical wonderland of a fairy tale.  In previous years we have seen Alice in Wonderland and Mr Toad with this year being The Nutcracker.   Join Clara as she travels through magical lands being swept away by the Nutcracker Prince.

The Main Entrance Hall is dressed as the Theatre foyer to start your tour of the magical ballet.

As you walk along the corridor the clock chimes midnight as Clara's parents host a party for all their friends and family.

In the Chapel corridor you can see Clara amongst the trees as she admires the Nutcracker that her Uncle has made for her.

In the Chapel whilst Clara sleeps she dreams of a winter wonderland with dancing snowflakes.  The Chapel is such a magical sight.

In the Toymaker's Workshop you can explore the wooden toys that have been made.  The Oak Room is adorned with clocks and other wooden toys which you can play with.

The Painted Hall is decorated for the party with this magnificent Christmas tree taking centre stage.

The mouse king is the arch enemy of the Nutcracker and you can see lots of mischievous mice hidden in the dressing room.

The Sugar Plum fairy's dressing room is just perfect.  The vision of the bath with fairies circling above is beautiful.

The hours of work it took to create this breath taking journey as not been in vain.  Every room in Chatsworth is magnificently adorned with props and decorations.

The Great Dining Room is transformed in to the Land of Sweets, there is even a train tooting around a gingerbread village.

And when your journey is over there is a lovely ballet projected on to the wall in the Sculpture Gallery and a final photo as Clara and the Nutcracker.

Christmas at Chatsworth is open until the 3rd January but is closed on the 24th-26th December and 1st January.  It really puts you in the festive spirit.


  1. Oh wow this looks FAB! What gorgeous photos and it looks like a really chrismassy experience! I went to chatsworth when I was younger but haven't been in years! This has made me want to go!

  2. What a beautiful house, it looks really magical. The last photo made me chuckle

  3. What a fantastic experience in time for Christmas and the Nutcracker is perfec. Glad you had fun.

  4. That's so much fun! I've never heard of it before but would definitely love to experience it one day. So cute :)

  5. Aw it looks stunning and such a festive thing to do. Chatsworth house isn't too far from me and never thought to visit at christmas. Thanks for sharing.

  6. What an amazing and adorable house, loved reading about it and wished I was so close

  7. It looks amazing what a fantastic day out

  8. Oh my god what amazing sets!!! They're so beautiful. It sounds like a really beautiful event. I'd love to visit Chatsworth house. xx


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