Explore Lands Far, Far Away at Chatsworth this Christmas
Be transported on a journey around the globe this Christmas at Chatsworth House, as you enter an immersive experience full of atmospheric lights, rich colours and evocative scents and sounds of lands far, far away.
Opening on 9th November, In a Land Far, Far Away brings Christmas, history and travel together in Chatsworth, with the grand rooms of the house dressed in homage to countries traversed by generations of the family, so that you can follow in their footsteps led by famous explorers from fiction and life, Phileas Fogg and Amelia Earhart. Your guides will be sharing stories of adventure from all over the world, while a special children’s trail will add to the family fun.
Wintery scenes abound with snow, frosty lights and a sleigh are sure to deliver the essence of Christmas, whilst the Chapel, inspired by a baroque Portuguese Church, is complete with a classic Nativity scene, floating candles, mirrors and stained glass.
Blossom trees, Chinese lanterns and a 10-metre spiralling Chinese dragon bring a flavour of Eastern Asia, while Russian dolls and rustic stars dress the gigantic Nordic Fir tree taking pride of place in the Painted Hall.
Morocco, India, Holland, Italy, China, Japan, Portugal and America all feature in what is one of the most ambitious Christmas seasons staged by Chatsworth, famous for its festive displays. Venetian masks, pagodas, origami decorations, frosted ferns and Indian fabrics are just some of the props used to stage a rich, eclectic experience on a journey around the world.
Delve into the past with Insights and anecdotes from historical Dukes and Duchesses of Devonshire are woven throughout your journey, including the letters between the Duke and Duchess, describing a family Christmas and new experiences in a faraway land.
Also on display is a treasure trove of memorabilia from around the world, including a Christmas card from America’s first family, the Kennedys, who have many connections to Chatsworth.
Before they leave, visitors can even hop into the hot air balloon basket for a photo opportunity!
Tickets are on sale now and priced at £25 per adult and £15 per child (aged between 3-16). Family tickets are also available.
For more information, visit www.chatsworth.org
Images: Daniel Casson