Christmas in Chesterfield 2021

Christmas events are back for 2021 and, with the town fully geared up for a month of festivities, people are ready to celebrate.

The virtual Amazing Magical Chesterfield Santa House and the Chesterfield Elf Trail have both returned this year as has dining out and Santa himself, who is putting in an appearance at Vicar Lane Shopping Centre.  

For your shopping needs, the plethora of independent retailers are sure to have something to suit every taste and budget – there’s even a Christmas Gift Guide to help you out. Or, if it’s food you’re after, everything from the turkey and vegetables to the finest cheese and crackers is available on Chesterfield’s high street.

With in-person events returning this year, there’s something to suit everyone, including:

- The Chesterfield Pantomime – Beauty and the Beast – fun for all the family at the historic Pomegranate Theatre.

- Santa’s Grotto at Vicar Lane – meet Santa himself

- Chesterfield’s open air market – Open Monday – Saturday, the market will also be open Sunday 12th and 19th December for food, gifts and accessories

- Santa Special Cruises – cruise along Chesterfield Canal, just walking distancer from Waterside Quarter at Chesterfield Waterside

- Carol singing at the world-famous Crooked Spire Church.

These are just a handful of the events and festivities in Chesterfield and the nearby Peak District over the Christmas period. To see the full list of events taking place, please visit here or here.

Restaurants and bars are able to stay open this Christmas, with festive menus and countless places to enjoy a get together with family, friends or colleagues. Whether you’re after an award-winning restaurant or quaint café, there’s something for everyone. Visit here for a guide to eating and drinking in Chesterfield.

Still can’t find what you’re looking for? Destination Chesterfield has all the information you need to have a wonderful Christmas in Chesterfield here.

Peter Swallow, Managing Director of Bolsterstone Group Plc and Chair of Destination Chesterfield commented: “It’s great to finally have Christmas events back in-person – virtual events are great and continue to offer a fantastic alternative, but nothing quite beats the real thing. 

“It’s crucial for people to get out there and support the town’s wealth of independent retailers, cafes, bars and restaurants and help the town’s economy thrive heading into the new year.”

If you’re visiting Chesterfield or the surrounding area during December and looking for a place to stay, the town has a great accommodation offering. From four-star hotels such as Casa Hotel, to the Premier Inn at Elder Way, there’s something to suit every taste and budget.

Further hotel accommodation will be added to Chesterfield’s offering with the addition of an 84-bed hotel in the Basin Square neighbourhood at Chesterfield Waterside.

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