13 magical pictures of Christmas at Chatsworth House over the years - who can you spot?
Christmas at Chatsworth is still going ahead this year, so to get you in the mood for mulled wine and stunning decorations here are some of the people who work hard every year to bring the magic alive.
With never before seen rooms on display this year a Chatsworth House spokesperson said: “We are delighted to be opening our doors to you for a warm and heartfelt celebration of all things festive from 3 December. Christmas scenes will flow throughout the house with music from all ages, including festive favourites from the Duke and Duchess of Devonshire.
“From a warm and inviting Christmas Eve scene in the State Bedchamber, complete with stockings hung by the fire, to a decadent festive table fit for kings and queens in the Great Dining Room, we invite you to step into the spirit of Christmas at Chatsworth.
“Perhaps most exciting of all, the State Rooms and Sketch Galleries, usually closed for conservation during the Christmas period, will be part of the route for the first (and likely only) time ever, and be beautifully dressed for the festive season.”
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Nicola Bishop from the promotions department at Chatsworth with the Christmas decoration which were being put up in 2002
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Victorian Christmas at Chatsworth House, Derbyshire, head housekeeper Christine Robinson decorating a tree in the Painted Hall in 2003
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Head Seamstress Christine Thompson with her team, l/r: Tracey Klus, Jackie Coleman and Claire Fox and some of the models they are dressing for the Christmas decorations at Chatsworth House in 2004
Jayne Boyd sorted out the Christmas lights in the Painted Hall at Chatsworth in 2007
Chatsworth Christmas - Chatsworth House (West Front)
Author Jan Pienkowski with a life-size silhouette from his children's book 'The First Noel', which featured at Chatsworth House in 2008
Mary and Joseph reveal the infant Jesus to the world in the Chatsworth House Christmas nativity in 2008
Chatsworth Christmas went for a classy Little Mermaid theme back in 2009
Chatsworth Christmas in the Stableyard
Chatsworth Christmas Decorations 2009
The Duke and Duchess with Lily and Lottie Doxey in 2009