Christmas Events and Activities

Father Christmas with a young girl

Father Christmas visits Belton, carol singing, Christmas crafts and trails, and much more.

You can find out more details about all Belton's events and book tickets by visiting the events page or by calling 01476 566116.

Father Christmas pays a visit

Father Christmas is coming to see us again this year, and you can visit him in his cosy winter grotto. He'll also be popping in for breakfast and supper parties on special days, so come and join in the fun!

Afternoon visits to see Father Christmas can be booked in advance and morning visits are by timed ticket which you can pick up on the day of your visit.

Enjoy Christmas with us
Full Christmas stockings hanging on a wall

Belton Winter Market*, Saturday 14 & Sunday 15 November 9.30am - 4pm

Browse a selection of local food, drink and crafts, perfect for Christmas shopping or simply treating yourself to something nice. Enjoy live festive music while you shop.

Lights and Song*, Saturday 21 November 4pm - 7pm

Join Father Christmas on a lantern and carol procession through the gardens followed by the Christmas lights switch on and the shop windows reveal! There'll be a hot food bar and the shops will stay open 'til late.

Carols in the Marble Hall**, Saturday 12 & 19 December 6pm - 8pm

Join an evening of Christmas carols in the splendid setting of the Marble Hall, with warming mulled wine and mince pies served in the interval.  Father Christmas will also be there on 19 December. Adult £11, Child £8

* Free entry, normal grounds admission applies.

** Booking essential.

Christmas crafts fun for young and old.
A young child making a Christmas candle

Crafts, trails and jingle bells

There'll be lots of twinkle at Belton this Christmas with trees of every shape and size!The Stables restaurant will be dressed with traditional decorations to mark the Machine Gun Corps centenary of 1915.

You can help to grow the garland of greenery in the stableyard, make a Christmas wish when you hang a bauble on the wish tree, and come and see the festive shop window displays.

Young visitors will be able to make traditional decorations in the Discovery Centre, much like the Belton servants or soldiers of WWI would have known.Why not imagine you’re a solider or servant at Belton in 1915 and write a letter home to your family?

Collect a free, festive family trail from the Ride Play Café and see if you can spot the jingle bells hidden about the gardens. Keep an eye out for Alf the Elf too - he's hiding in the Ride somewhere..!