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Sleeping Beauty

When 22nd November 2019 - 11th January 2020, Various

With spectacular costumes, stunning sets, plenty of belly-laughs and magical musical numbers our legendary panto is perfect for a festive treat.

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Santa's Grotto, Garden King, Newhall

When 23rd November - 24th December, Various

Our ever popular group grotto experience is once again pulling into town...

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Ralph Vaughan Williams - A Concord of Sweet Sounds

When 23rd November, 19:30 - 21:30

The Derwent Singers present a concert celebrating the music of British Composer Ralph Vaughan Williams. Supported by the Helix Ensemble and narrator Marcus Bennison, the concert will include the rarely performed 'An Oxford Elegy', 'Serenade to Music', Mass in G Minor and Fantasia on Greensleeves, among other RVW choral works.

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Christmas Gift Market at Calke Abbey

When 29th November - 1st December, Fri 5-8pm, Sat 11am-5pm, Sun 11am-5pm

A glorious 3 day Christmas gift market in the beautiful grounds of this National Trust treasure.

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On the First Day of Christmas

When 29th November, 5-8pm

Father Christmas and his reindeer are paying a special visit to Calke this year. Watch him arrive at Calke with his reindeer, then enjoy a magical evening of lights and illuminations, festive fairs in the Riding School and Christmas activities in Squirt's Stable.

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Tots Pots - Guess How Much I Love You

When 29th November, 1.30 - 2.30pm

Pottery Painting especially for Pre-schoolers.

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When 30th November 2019 - 5th January 2020, Various - please see the website

Don’t miss the magic of this year’s must-see production of Cinderella, the Fairy Godmother of all pantomimes! You and your family shall go to the ball with yet another spectacular family panto, packed with traditional pantomime ingredients

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Family Christmas Festivities at Markeaton Park

When 30th November - 1st December, From 11am

Christmas in the park for all of the family with a free elf trail, festive food, music and much more!

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Father Christmas in his Grotto

When 30th November - 22nd December, 11am-5pm on the following days only: 30 Nov. 1, 7, 8, 14, 15, 21, 22 Dec

Father Christmas is returning to his magical stable grotto this December to visit all good boys and girls. Come along to say hello – if you've been good this year, he might have an early Christmas present for you! Online booking is essential.

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Christmas at Twycross

When 30th November - 24th December, 10am - 5pm

Join us for a magical adventure with Santa this Christmas on selected dates this November and December 2019.

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Festive Food And Gift Fair

When 30th November - 1st December, 9am - 4pm

Enjoy exploring the beautiful wintry landscape of the Arboretum before browsing for those perfect handmade Christmas gifts and tasty festive treats at our Christmas Food and Gift Fair.

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Santa's Woodland Adventure

When 30th November - 24th December, Various

A truly magical experience for the whole family. 

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