A guide to some of the best pantomimes and festive shows in and around the county
A look at the festive themes and events at the county’s great houses
With Christmas just around the corner, what better way to soak up the magic than at a local Christmas market?
The Christmas lights switch-on marks the start of the festive period in the centre of our towns and villages. We’ve compiled a list of what’s happening in your area.
In the picturesque Lumsdale Conservation Area near Matlock, a craft that dates back to our earliest origins is still being practised. Catherine Roth reports.
We’ve compiled a guide of top tips from culinary experts to help you with your festive feast.
Nigel Powlson talks to Derby’s Gwen Taylor and Morgan Brind who are starring in Beauty and the Beast this Christmas at Derby Arena
Photography: Robert Day
Nigel Powlson meets the founders of a vibrant local theatre company who will be bringing fun and laughter to the festive season
Photographs: Robert Day
Staying at home? Helen Moat suggests how to bring some Nordic ‘hygge’ into our lives and enjoy the simple pleasures of the season in Derbyshire and the Peak District
Ashley Franklin discovers how some of the people behind the city’s festivities will be spending the holiday season.
Things to do in Matlock during Christmas
Things to do in Chesterfield during Christmas
Things to do in Buxton this Christmas
Turkey, sprouts, cheese and even Christmas pudding, these recipes will make sure that none of your Christmas food goes to waste.
Ditch the turkey sandwiches and try out this recipe that makes use of two ingredients you will have in abundance over Christmas. Turkey and Stilton
Make use of those Christmas Day sprouts with with easy to make dish
‘Combine this with a good quality spiced brandy butter or rum and raisin ice cream for heaven on a plate.’
‘Gingerbread is synonymous with this time of year so incorporating it into a pre-dinner cocktail works like magic.
Get into the festive spirit by trying one of these cocktail recipes at home
Looking for an unusual way to celebrate the festive period? Peter Naldrett pulls on his Santa hat and gets into the subterranean Christmas spirit
Derbyshire Life visits Troway where they’re getting ready to supply thousands of households with one of our most-loved traditions
Tissington Hall is celebrating the festive season for the first time
Leading local game cookery expert Ralph Skripek looks back over 2015 and suggests some seasonal fare with a difference
Delicious Christmas dessert ideas created using homemade ice cream from Bluebells Dairy, Spondon
Mike Smith looks forward to a bright (and possibly white) Christmas in the Peak District