Christmas plans are well underway at The Kedleston Country House, and it’s set to be a fantastic end to what has been quite the year!

As many of you know, our family only took over the Kedleston at the start of the lockdown period, so our journey here so far has been a bit of a rollercoaster. So to celebrate making it through – and to say goodbye to this crazy year – we’ve planned a fantastic roster of Christmas festivities.

We do hope that you’ll join us and celebrate, whether you’re enjoying our delicious festive menu, or you’re bringing the kids along to see Santa himself. Take a look at our upcoming events list below for more details, and view our Christmas brochure here for our festive menu’s and opening times.

Please note, events and timings may be required to change according to the latest government guidelines.

Christmas at The Kedleston Country House:

Wreath Workshop

25th November + 2nd December • £55 per person • From 6pm

Get creative and make your own Christmas door wreath. With an abundance of foliage, plus mulled wine and mince pies too!

[Book for Wednesday 25th November here]
[Book for Wednesday 2nd December here]

Christmas Market

29th November • 10am-2pm

Shop local and tick off your Christmas gift list with our finest pick of local artisans. Your opportunity to #EatFreshShopLocal.

Murder Mystery Dinner

4th December • £45 per person • From 6pm

Join us for a 3-course dinner and a night of comedy and crime solving…

“It’s the night before Christmas, and The North Pole is full of festive joy. Elves, sugar canes and jolly old Santa. But when Jack Frost appears ready to destroy everything, it’s not long before a body hits the wrapping-covered floor, and there’s suspicion amongst these festive foes. A stocking full of shocking investigations and cracker jokes awaits…”

[View Menu + Buy Tickets]

Afternoon Tea with Santa

6th, 13th, 21st, 22nd + 23rd December

Enjoy a festive Afternoon Tea with Santa Claus himself!

Each child will enjoy a delicious afternoon tea with a festive twist, a visit to Santa’s Grotto to meet Santa Claus… and he might just have a gift for them too! When you book, your child will also receive a letter from Santa inviting them to the Grotto on your chosen booking date.

To book your tickets, please fill out this form and a member of our team will get back to you to confirm your place and take payment.

Please note, we will need to receive payment in full prior to your attendance. This can be done over the phone, or you can visit us to book and pay in person.

£19.95 adults • £14.95 children • £7.95 under 1’s

Kedleston’s Festive Cheer

19th December • From 4.30pm

Join us for an evening of festive fun at The Kedleston Country House. We’ll have Santa in his Grotto*, Christmas Carols by a local choir, a warm and cosy fire pit, and delicious hot pork cobs.

*A ticket must be purchased in advance to attend Santa’s Grotto – please email, or call 01332 982838 to book. Tickets are £9.95 per child and include a hot chocolate and a festive biscuit to decorate.

New Year’s Eve Tasting Menu + Casino

From 5pm

Indulge in a sumptupous 5 Course Tasting Menu, with show-stopping entertainment throughout the evening – including the Kedleston Casino. In accordance with the most recent government restrictions, we’ll unfortunately have to close our doors at 10pm, but all of our guests will receive a complimentary mini bottle of fizz to take away, so you can still raise a glass at midnight to bring in the New Year…

Due to current Covid-19 guidelines, we cannot accommodate more than 6 guests per table. If you wish to book for a larger party, we are able to sit you at separate tables with up to 6 guests per table. Please book each group of 6 separately.

[View Menu + BOOK YOUR TICKETS HERE]