Christmas at Belton

Belton House in the snow with footprints

Belton is set to sparkle like never before this Christmas, with trees of every shape and size, a programme of seasonal events, and guaranteed fun for all the family.

Glitter and sparkle

The festive season kicks off at Belton on 26 November and to make the most of all the seasonal sparkle, the stableyard will be staying open an hour longer at weekends. A great way to soak up the atmosphere and do a spot of Christmas shopping without the hassle of the high street.

See Belton sparkle as it lights up over the festive season
Belton House trees wrapped with festive lights

In good voice

Those that like a good sing-song are also in for a treat because the National Trust has teamed up with music charity SoundLINCS, and every weekend visitors will be invited to end the day in festive song. There's also a host of other musical occasions to get you in the spirit.

Get in festive voice with one of our Christmas sing-songs
People gathered in Christmas song

Lights and Song

Join us for an evening of festive brilliance as Belton lights up. We’ve teamed up with projection specialists at Derby QUAD to create a magical evening of music and illumination. The grand finale is a closely guarded secret but we promise a night of Christmas fun for all the family. Book your tickets today.

Lights and Song will delight all the family especially the secret grand finale.
Children gaze at the lights of a Christmas tree

Family time

For families there will be a host of activities from outdoor trails and mural making to crafting and dressing up in the Discovery Centre.  

Whether it's an outdoor trail or simply a wander in the parkland, Belton is perfect for some family time
Mother and child walking outdoors wrapped up for winter

On 21 December a Festive Family Fun Day promises even more fun, with song writing workshops, face painting and storytelling. There’s also the Belton annual Christmas Jumper Competition, so don’t forget to come in your festive finest.

It wouldn't be Christmas without...

...a visit from a certain someeone. Father Christmas will be at Belton every weekend from 2-18 December.  You'll need to book in advance by calling the Belton Estate Office on 01476 566116 or by emailing

Father Christmas will be visiting at weekends in December
Father Christmas welcomes a young visitor

See where it all happens

While most of the display rooms in the mansion are closed for winter conservation, visitors can step back in time to the 1930s on a Below Stairs Tour. You'll hear how Belton’s servants prepare for a high society party and take in the grand dining room dressed in all its Christmas splendour. The special basement tours run every day from 26 November until Friday 6 January with tickets available at the Marble Hall from 10.30. 

The Dining Room, ready for a Christmas feast
The Dining Room at Belton, ready for a Christmas feast