In the bleak midwinter ... 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 (the manor is open Thurs – Sun only).

Christmas tree in Avebury Manor

Help decorate Avebury Manor for Christmas

Love decorating at Christmas? Here’s a wonderful opportunity to get into the Christmas spirit by helping to decorate Avebury Manor. Each room will be adorned in the style of its own period in history. Enjoy a festive snack while you decorate.

Green christmas ball

Christmas at Avebury Manor preview event

Have you ever wondered what a Tudor or Georgian Christmas looked like? Here’s a chance to enjoy a sneak preview of Avebury Manor decorated for Christmas before we open to the general public. A delicious mince pie and drink are included.

Christmas wreath

Wreath-making workshop

Imagine making your own festive wreath for your door this Christmas. In this workshop you’ll learn how to make a wired wreath using natural greenery or a twisted willow hoop. A delicious lunch in the Avebury Manor tea-room and all materials included

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.

'Stone' circle of light

Music, lights and merriment

Christmas carols, mince pies, gift stalls and a wonderful welcome – the atmosphere at this late opening event at Avebury is not to be missed. The perfect opportunity for a bit of last minute Christmas shopping in a very special place.