Find Christmas cheer at Avebury

‘In the bleak midwinter, frosty wind made moan, earth stood hard as iron, water like a stone’ – the famous poem by Christina Rossetti, written in the 19th century, captures the feel of the long winter months. At Avebury, it may be cold and bleak outside, but you’ll find festive cheer inside. After an invigorating walk around the stones you could enjoy the warmth of the café, peruse the delights in the shop and enjoy the decorations at Avebury Manor.

Christmas at Avebury

The Story of St Nicholas at Avebury

Find festive cheer at Avebury as you discover the story of Saint Nicholas. From his origins in Turkey to his transformation into the modern day Santa Claus, explore the traditions and stories associated with this much loved Christmas character.

Mantlepiece at christmas

Christmas tour of Avebury Manor

A Christmas tour of Avebury Manor is a magical way to start the festivities. You can enjoy the decorations whilst learning about Christmas through the ages from the House Manager, followed by a delicious cream tea in the Avebury Manor tea-room.

Child with reindeer

Music, lights and merriment

Christmas carols, festive food, reindeer making, gift stalls and a warm welcome - the atmosphere at this late opening event is not to be missed. There is also free entry to the Barn Gallery of the museum, liqueur tasting and the Circle of Lights display to see.

The henge and circle at Avebury

Winter warmer walk

Why not leave the crowds behind and join archaeologist Dr Nick Snashall for a winter ramble around the stone circles? 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.