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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1. Finishing touches
Nicola Bishop from the promotions department at Chatsworth with the Christmas decoration which were being put up in 2002
Photo: Andrew Partridge
2. Stunning ceiling
Victorian Christmas at Chatsworth House, Derbyshire, head housekeeper Christine Robinson decorating a tree in the Painted Hall in 2003
Photo: Chris Lawton
3. Dressing to impress
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
Photo: Roger Nadal
4. Sorting out the lights
Jayne Boyd sorted out the Christmas lights in the Painted Hall at Chatsworth in 2007
Photo: Roger Nadal