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Top 5 events in Derby this November

This November, Derby is bustling with activities to help get you into the winter spirit! There is truly something for everyone, from big events like Bonfire Night and Lights Switch to smaller more intimate events such as wreath making!

Bonfire night

On the 4th November, Derby’s biggest Fireworks Night is back! This event has all of the classic Bonfire Night food, plus, what promises to be the biggest and best display ever, complete with a brand-new laser show! Plus, it’s only an 15 minute drive away from Albany Lodge, Kingsway.

The Derby Christmas light Switch on

Derby is the perfect city to get into the Christmas spirit! Why not ask your friends from your retirement living village to wrap up warm and head to the city centre on the 12th of November. Once there, the festivities begin at 3.30pm you will enjoy a variety of entertainment on the stage leading up to the big switch-on at 6pm to get you in the Festive spirit.


Let’s make Christmas

If you love crafts, Derby Museum, the Art Gallery and the Museum of Making are featuring beautiful handmade gifts from local makers in their shops, including prints, ceramics, jewellery and textiles.

“Let’s make Christmas” is a seasonal celebration of contemporary making. This event is throughout November and will feature handcrafted pieces from over 50 local makers.


Christmas at Chatsworth

Just an hour away from your retirement living apartment is, Chatsworth house, this fantastic day out is especially magical at Christmas. This November, step inside Chatsworth House and be magically transported to the mystical frozen realms of the far north.

At dusk, experience the ‘northern lights’ over the Canal Pond and let magical colour guide you along the Broad Walk into a glade of glowing lights, plus there will even be a historic Maze lit with wands of light and filled with festive music.


Wreath Making Workshop

If you want to adorn the door of your retirement living apartment with a festive wreath, why not make one yourself?

Head to Kedleston Country House on the 28th, 29th, 30th November or 1st December land join a wreath making workshop!

Get creative and make your own Christmas door wreath. With expert guidance, an abundance of foliage and decorations included in the price, all you need to do is relax, be merry, enjoy a glass of mulled wine and mince pies whilst making your own festive decoration.

Derby has so much to offer this November and attending these events will make you feel not only at home in your retirement living apartment but also in the wider city of Derby. After working all your

life, you deserve to dedicate your time to going out and enjoying yourself whilst living at Albany Lodge Retirement village.

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