Discover the story of Saint Nicholas at Avebury

Saint Nicholas

Why not leave the bleak mid-winter outside and find Christmas warmth and cheer at Avebury? You can join in with one of our Christmas events, visit Avebury Manor to see it decorated for the festive season, discover the story of Saint Nicholas, be tempted by the aromas at the café or pick up some festive treats from the shop. PLEASE NOTE: Avebury Manor is closed on Wednesdays.

Hand made Christmas decorations in Avebury Manor
Christmas decorations
Hand made Christmas decorations in Avebury Manor

Discover the story of Saint Nicholas at Avebury Manor

24 Nov - 1 Jan, 11am-4pm, normal entry charge applies (the manor is closed on Wednesdays and 24/25/26 December).

Discover the story of Saint Nicholas from its early origins to the Father Christmas we know today as you explore Avebury Manor.  In the manor each room is furnished in the style of a different period, reflecting the lives of the people who have lived here over the generations, and each one is decorated for Christmas in the style of the period it was set.

Avebury stone circles in winter sunshine
Avebury stone circle in winter sunshine
Avebury stone circles in winter sunshine

Winter warmer walks

7 and 14 December, 10.30am-12.30pm, £16

Leave the crowds behind and join archaeologist Dr Nick Snashall for a winter ramble around the stone circles, where you'll learn all about prehistoric Avebury from the expert. Followed by Christmas liqueur and mince pies in the National Trust shop where you'll have the chance to shop with a 10% discount.

Christmas in the Keiller Room, Avebury Manor
Mantlepiece at christmas
Christmas in the Keiller Room, Avebury Manor

Christmas tours of Avebury Manor

12 and 19 December, 1.30-3.30pm, £16

Each room in Avebury Manor is set in a different period, reflecting the lives of the people who lived here. This Christmas tour is a chance to discover how people celebrated Christmas through the ages and find out about the story of Saint Nicholas.  The tour is followed by a cream tea with a special Christmas twist.

Music, lights and merriment at Avebury
Child with reindeer
Music, lights and merriment at Avebury

Music, lights and merriment

8 December, until 6pm, free event

Christmas carols, mince pies, many different gift stalls - from cards to jewellery, ceramics and clothing and a very warm welcome - the atmosphere at this late opening event is not to be missed.  Free entry to the Barn Gallery of the museum, liqueur tasting, treats from the Circles Cafe and the Circle of Lights display this is the perfec opportunity to get into the Christmas spirit.

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