Multi Day Events
These events started before we printed this edition or they run for a number of days over the festive period.
Fri 23 Nov to Sun 2 Dec: A Festival of Christmas Trees – Crooked Spire Church Chesterfield. Enjoy the wonders of Christmas in the impressive setting of the famous ‘Crooked Spire’ church. Various Opening Times.
To 4 Dec: Chatsworth Christmas Market – With over 100 stalls offering a wide range of gifts & treats as well as fantastically festive food stalls, kick off Christmas in style. Various Opening Times see chatsworth.org
To Sat 8 Dec: A walk Down Chatsworth Road – Chesterfield Museum and Art Gallery. An exhibition that focuses on the community history of Brampton, looking at personal stories as well as the social and industrial history of this well-loved area.
Thu 29 Nov to Sun 9 Dec: Christmas at Renishaw Hall – 10:30am to 4pm. See the Sitwell family home resplendent in festive decoration. Museum & Café open.
To 24 Dec: Santa’s Grotto – Chesterfield Market Hall. Bring your little ones to meet Santa and tell him what they want for Christmas. Various Opening Times.
To Sun 6 Jan: Christmas at Chatsworth – Magically decorated, the house reflects the theme ‘Once upon a time’. Storytellers guide you through whilst retelling fairy tales. Opening Times see chatsworth.org
To Sat 19 Jan: WW1 The Trench Experience – Chesterfield Museum and Art Gallery. Experience the sights, sounds and smells of life in the trenches of WW1 & discover the histories of Chesterfield soldiers who fought on the front line. Various opening times.
Sat 1: Writing for Wellbeing Workshops – Try therapeutic writing with a series of fun engaging prompts with writer Leonie Martin. Book at eventbrite.co.uk or visit the library.
Sat 1: Brampton Food Market & Craft Market @ St Thomas Centre – Stock up on delicious local produce and quality gifts from local businesses.10am to 1:30pm. See advert for details.
Sat 1: Christmas Fair – 10am – 2pm @Rose Hill United Reformed Church.
Sat 1: Monkey Park Xmas Fayre – 11am to 3pm. Children’s activities, crafts stalls, Xmas fayre in the café, Fairplay signing choir will open the event. Monkey Park, Chester St.
Sat 1: Holymoorside Brass Band Christmas Concert – St Thomas’ Brampton. 7:30pm Tickets £7. For details see advert.
Sat 1: Sing Noel Staveley & District Churches United Choir – Christmas music & readings, Loundsley Green Comm Centre 7:30pm. Free event, but please book seats. T: 01246 238143. E: email@example.com
Sun 2: Christingle 50th Anniversary Service & Coffee Morning – St Peter & St Paul’s Church Old Brampton. 9:30am. Raising funds for The Children’s Society. All welcome.
Sun 2: Advent Carol Service – Join us at The Gospel Mission Church, Old Rd. 10:45am as the first candle on the Advent Ring is lit to celebrate the beginning of Advent. Join us on a journey to Christmas through words & music.
Sun 2: Tree Dressing Day at Inspire Community Garden – 1 to 3pm. An opportunity to celebrate trees, raise awareness of the value of trees and help wildlife during the winter period. For all ages.
Sun 2: Light up a Life Ceremony in Chesterfield Town Centre – 4pm switch on at 6pm. Light up a Life, which runs throughout the whole of winter, gives you the opportunity to celebrate someone you love. Visit lightupalife.ashgatehospicecare.org.uk
Mon 3: Chesterfield RSPB – Filey International by Mark Pearson- Arrivals and Departures at North York’s Bird Observatory. 7:15pm @ St Thomas Centre, Chatsworth Road. £3.50 members £4.50 non-members. Details T: Steve on 0797 000331.
Tue 4: Mellors & Kirk Valuation Day – St Thomas’ Centre Brampton. See advert.
Tue 4 & Wed 5: Christingle Services – 6pm at Loundsley Green Church, Pennine Way, all welcome.
Wed 5 Dec: Storrs Road Methodist Church Advent Group – coffee 10am, session 10:30 to 11.30am. The theme is ‘Life to the Full’ Week 2 Murdstone or Peggoty?
Thu 6: Lantern Parade – 6:15pm at Somersall Park. Meet Morrison’s end of Walton Dam, see page 18.
Thu 6: Chesterfield Photographic Society – My Journey from Club to Wedding Professional by George Krousti. Details call Andrew Evans 01246 567138.
Fri 7: Mellors & Kirk Valuation Day – Dronfield Hall Barn. See advert.
Fri 7 to Sun 9: Christmas Tree Festival – St Thomas’ Church Brampton. Trees decorated by local businesses and community groups… including S40 Local! See advert.
Sat 8: Christmas Coffee Morning at Storrs Road Methodist Church – 10:30am to midday. Cakes, preserves and book stall.
Sat 8: Christmas Coffee Morning with Carols – Holymoorside Choral Society at Holymoorside Village Hall 10am to midday. Various stalls: Cakes, preserves, Bottle Tombola etc.
Sat 8: Presents, Plants and Pies – 10am to 1pm at Loundsley Green Church, Pennine Way. All are welcome over Christmas.
Sat 8: Christmas Science fun – 10am to 4pm at Barrow Hill Railway Centre. A family day for all sorts of jolly and science themed festive fun including Christmas crafting, carols, seasonal science demonstrations & lots more.
Sat 8: Cantiamo (vocal music) lunchtime concert – 11:45am to 12:30pm at Elder Yard Chapel, Elder Way, Chesterield S40 1UR. Vocal music by Cantiamo. One of a series of Saturday Concerts held in Elder Yard Chapel.
Sat 8: DCAS & Fairplay Christmas Fair – 2 to 5pm. Makers market, arts & craft activities, live music, refreshments & Santa! DCAS, Springback Road.
Sat 8: ‘Sing Noel’ Concert at Storrs Road Methodist Church – with Staveley & District Churches United Choir. Donations for St John in Jerusalem Eye Hospital. 7:30pm.
Sat 8 Dec: Concert by The Phoenix Concert Band and The Minerva Choir – 7:30 pm @ Rose Hill United Reformed Church.
Sun 9: A Community Carol Service – 4pm at Loundsley Green Church, Pennine Way all welcome.
Sun 9: Light up a Life Ceremony at Ashgate Hospicecare – 6pm. Light up a Life runs through winter, giving you the opportunity to celebrate someone you love. A service for all will be led by our Hospice chaplains. Visit lightupalife.ashgatehospicecare.org.uk
Mon 10: NEDIAS Christmas Meeting – Talks from members, 7:30pm@ St Thomas Centre, Chatsworth Road, Brampton.
Tue 11: Chesterfield and District Local History Society: Short Talks and Mince Pies – Meet 7:30pm at the United Reformed Church, Rose Hill. Admission £2 Members free. Refreshments.
Tue 11: DWT Christmas Wildlife Quiz – Church of the Annunciation Parish Centre, Queen St 7:30PM. All welcome. £3 refreshments incl. T: 01246 236930
Wed 12: Chesterfield RSPB Midweek walk – YWT Potteric Carr. Details from Steve: 0797 000331.
Wed 12: Storrs Road Methodist Church Advent Group – Coffee 10, session 10:30 to 11:30am. ‘Life to the Full’ Week 3 Rotten or Ripe?
Wed 12: Christmas Concert by the Chesterfield G&S Society with guests Plague O’Bells – 7:30pm @ Chesterfield Parish Church. Tickets £10 each from Ticket Secretary 01246 207893, VIC 01246 345777.
Thu 13: Chesterfield Farmers’ Market – Chesterfield market place. 9am to 4pm.
Thu 13: Carol Singing. 6.30pm Revolution House – Traditional carols with Holymoorside Band.
Thu 13: Old Road Christmas Tree Lighting – The lighting of Old Road’s Christmas Tree at Serpent Motors.7:15pm. Sing carols with the Ashover Band, meet Santa with gifts for the children, enjoy mince pies & coffee.
Sat 15: Chesterfield RSPB Carshare trip – St Aiden’s RSPB reserve. Details T: 0797 000331.
Sat 15. Carols by Loundsley Green Shops – 11am. Proceeds to the Bluebell Wood Children’s Hospice.
Sat 15 Dec: Holymoorside Choral Society with Harlequin Brass – Charity Christmas Concert at St. John’s Church, Walton. 7.30pm Tickets £9 www.holymoorsidechoral.co.uk
Sun 16: Storrs Road Methodist Church Carol Service – 10:45am led by Rev Tracey Harris.
Sun 16: 112th Anniversary Service of The Gospel Mission, Old Road – 2:30 to 5pm. Celebrations continue in the afternoon, buffet tea, all ages decorate the church Christmas Tree, hilarious entertainment & carols around the tree.
Sun 16: The Chesterfield Philharmonic Choir Carols – Conductor Steven Roberts, guest Jonathan Scott. 2:30pm St Mary and All Saints. Tickets: Adults & OAP £12, Students & unemployed £6 & children under 16 free. chestphilchor.org.uk Chesterfield TIC on 01246 345777.
Sun 16: Traditional Carol Service at St Peter & St Paul’s Church Old Brampton – 6pm. Everyone is welcome to this service.
Mon 17: Santa’s Stroll Buggy Walk – Dress up your little elves, 45 minute buggy walk in Queens Park. QP Sports Centre reception 10:15am. CBC 01246 345669.
Mon 17: Ashgate Hospicecare’s 30th Anniversary Carol Service – 7pm at Central Methodist Church, Saltergate. Carols, readings & soloist, Bronwyn Humphry. Tea, coffee and mince pies afterwards.
Wed 19: Storrs Road Methodist Church Advent Group – Coffee 10, session 10:30 to 11:30am. ‘Life to the Full’ Week 4 Desert or Oasis
Thu 20: Christmas Jazz Spectacular at Chesterfield Jazz Club – 8:30pm. All-Star line-up. £7.50 from ticketsource.co.uk/wendykirkland, VIC or 07764 587258, £10 on the door. Club Chesterfield, Chester Street. chesterfieldjazz.co.uk
Fri 21: Brockwell School Carol Service – 9:30am at Loundsley Green Church, Pennine Way where all are welcome over Christmas.
Sat 22 Dec: Carols & Readings with Holymoorside Band at Holymoorside United Reformed Church – 7pm. Free admission.
Sun 23: Chesterfield Santa Fun Run and Walk – 9:30am. Sponsored by Unit 1 Martial Arts & Fitness. Raise funds for Ashgate Hospicecare, the Mayor’s Appeal – Ashgate Hospicecare’s Sponsor a Nurse & Citizens Advice.
Sun 23: Chesterfield Artisan Market – New Square 10:30am to 4pm. www.themarketco.co.uk
Sun 23: Christingle Festival Service – 10:30 am at Rose Hill United Reformed Church.
Sun 23: Christmas Worship4All Service led by Tim Rossell – Storrs Road Methodist Church 10:45am.
Sun 23: Carols by Candlelight – 5pm Rose Hill United Reformed Church.
Sun 23: Carol Service – 5pm at The Christadelphian Church 19a Sheffield Road Chesterfield. Mulled wine and mince pies after.
Sun 23: Candlelit Carol Service – The Gospel Mission, Congregational Church, Old Rd @6pm. The Service includes drama: The Mystery of the Noisy, New Neighbour. Children present can take part. Info firstname.lastname@example.org Bring a torch, refreshments afterwards.
Mon 24: Crib Service at St Peter & St Paul’s Church Old Brampton – 4:30pm. Nativity service – children, come wearing a nativity costume. Mulled wine & light refreshment.
Mon 24: Midnight Mass at St Peter & St Paul’s Church Old Brampton – 11:30pm. Everyone is welcome to this candlelit Communion service.
Mon 24: Christmas Eve: Midnight Holy Communion – 11:30pm at Loundsley Green Church, Pennine Way. All welcome over Christmas.
Tue 25 Dec: Christmas Day Service – 9:30am @ Rose Hill United Reformed Church.
Tue 25: Christmas Holy Communion – 10am at Loundsley Green Church, Pennine Way where all are welcome over Christmas.
Tue 25: Christmas Day Service at St Peter & St Paul’s Church Old Brampton – 10am. A special Christmas Communion service for all the family. Everyone welcome.
Tue 25: Storrs Road Methodist Church Christmas Day Celebration – 10:30am. Rev Tracey Harris.
Tue 25: A Child is Born to Us – Christmas Morning Worship at The Gospel Mission Congregational Church, Old Rd. 10:45am. Come with family & friends, bring an unopened present & a favourite present & look forward to treats.
Sun 30: Carols – 9:45am at Loundsley Green Church, Pennine Way, all welcome.
Sun 30: A Celebration of Christmas for all ages – The Gospel Mission Congregational Church, Old Rd. 10:45am. Celebrate with us the coming of a Saviour for the world. Activities for children of all ages.
Mon 31: Ringing in the New Year – The bells of St Peter & St Paul’s Church Old Brampton. Over midnight 31 Dec to 1 Jan. Hear the bells as they ring out the old year and ring in the new.
Thu 3: Chesterfield Photographic Society – Looking at Photographs by Jerry Daniels. Details from Andrew Evans: 01246 567138.
Sat 5: Writing for Wellbeing Workshops – Try therapeutic writing with a series of fun engaging prompts with writer Leonie Martin. Book at www.eventbrite.co.uk or visit the library. Chesterfield Library 10:30am to 12:30pm.
Sun 6: Twelfth Night Service at The Gospel Mission Congregational Church, Old Rd – 10:45am. Join us as we reconstruct the journey of The Wise Men who set out to find a new King & found a baby who would change the world.
Mon 7: RSPB Lecture Evening ‘Lynx and Lammergeiers’ by Julian Sykes – 7pm at the St Thomas Centre. T: Steve on 0797 000331.
Tue 8: DWT East Anglia – Nature’s Haven by Steve Lovell – Derbyshire Wildlife Trust, Church of the Annunciation Parish Centre, Queen St @7:30PM. All welcome. £3 refreshments incl. T: 01246 236930
Wed 9: RSPB Midweek Walk at Clumber Park – Meet at main car park at 9:30am. T: 0797 000331.
Thu 10: Chesterfield Photographic Society – Digital Competition: Open. Judge Sue Hartley. Details Andrew Evans T:01246 567138.
Sat 12: Derbyshire Archaeology Day – 9:15am to 4:50pm. A full day of archaeology talks which range from Iron Age through Roman Derventio to the Vikings and the Industrial Revolution.
Sat 12: Winter Ceilidh at St John’s Church, Walton – 7pm. Dancing with caller to Brampton Community Band. Tickets from church £6 includes Pie & Pea supper. Last year this event sold out – book early to avoid disappointment. T: 01246 566205.
Mon 14: The building of the Dawn Rose – NEDIAS talk by John Lower about that magical narrow boat built recently in the old traditional way for the Chesterfield Canal. 7:30pm @ St Thomas Centre, Chatsworth Rd. T: 01246 234212.
Thu 17: Chesterfield Photographic Society – Your Funniest/Worst Five. Members bring 5. Details from Andrew Evans: 01246 567138.
Thu 17: Chesterfield Jazz presents saxophonist Julian Costello – juliancostello.co.uk 8:30 pm. Tickets £7.50 ticketsource.co.uk/wendykirkland, VIC. £10 on door. Club Chesterfield, Chester St.
Thu 24: Chesterfield Photographic Society – The Art in Architecture by Les Forrester. Details from Andrew Evans 01246 567138.
Sat 26: RSPB Field Trip to RSPB Blacktoft Sands – Meet at main car park at 10am. Details T: Steve on 0797 000331.
Sat 26: Transition Chesterfield’s Potato Day 2019 – 10am to 2pm. The Pavements Shopping Centre – buy 42 varieties of seed potatoes, onion sets, shallots, garlic, and lots of vegetable seeds for growing during 2019 at discount prices.
Tue 29: Chesterfield Photographic Society – Inter Club Competition with James Maude Camera Club. Details from Andrew Evans 01246 567138.
Thu 31: Chesterfield Photographic Society – Presentation by Matlock Camera Club. Details from Andrew Evans 01246 567138.