We had never been to Chatsworth House before this year but found it so good when we visited back in the summer that we had to come back to experience the Christmas Market. Definitely worth seeing the house dressed for the festivities, the market and particularly the Christmas light displays in the gardens.
Couldn't believe our luck, the weather was blue skies when we arrived and stayed dry all day; cold, but there was plenty to occupy our time and we left the garden lights trail until it went dark. The amazing projected show on the side of the house facing the fountain is a truly awesome spectacle.
The market itself is really good. We're used to the Birmingham Christmas market, which is very repetitive, whereas the market here is full of very different and interesting stalls offering a wide choice of items. Strangely, because the whole market is on a slant, the following day my hip was in pain..lol, getting old.
Our only real observation is that there are a lot of food vendors in the market, as you would expect, and that the café in the stables block is alright for anything up to hot food. We'd travelled a couple of hours to get here and stayed for six hours and really wanted a sit down à la carte meal. There is one restaurant offering à la carte which is impossible to book. Is Chatsworth missing an opportunity because I heard from one helper that the restaurant is booked a year in advance, which is totally mad.
Anyway, great day out and well worth visiting.