Christmas is coming...

Join us for a 1930s Christmas as we get the big house ready for Lord Lothian and his guests. To make the most of the beautiful tree lined drive and the garden decorated in lights, we're open until 8pm, so you'll have plenty of time to soak up the festive atmosphere.

The drive lined with Christmas trees up to the hall

25 - 27 November & 2 - 4 December | 11am-8pm

The iconic Christmas tree lined drive

The sight of the trees in front of the hall is a magical one and this year it won't disappoint with 24 trees lining the drive.  Including the house and gardens, we'll have 50 Christmas trees lit up, with over 19,000 lights decorating them.

Art Nouveau decorations

We'll be celebrating with an Art Nouveau theme this year, with beautiful floral designs throughout the house.  Pick up a bauble as you enter the Great Hall and help Mr Dunning the Butler and Lord Lothain decorate their Christmas trees. Don't forget to make a wish for Christmas as you hang your bauble.

Costumed interpretation will bring the Christmas past to life through the house, while downstairs, the 1930s cooks will fill the kitchen with festive aromas and you may even get a morsel to try.

The house will open at 2pm each day with last entry at 7pm.

Festive smells from the 1930s kitchen will fill the house
The 1930s cooks chatting to Christmas visitors
Festive smells from the 1930s kitchen will fill the house

Garden lights

The garden is not to be missed this year as darkness falls, with lights sparkling on the parterre and trees lit up in festive colours.  Temple walk will be lined with 24 Christmas trees, and you'll be able to warm up with mulled wine and enjoy a mince pie when you reach the lit Temple.

Kids will love...

Festive food

Traditional Christmas fayre will be served all day with hot meals up to 6.30pm including Christmas dinners, hot turkey baps, soups and light bites.  If a BBQ is more your thing, then head to the farmyard, where you can enjoy Blickling venison burgers and spicy potato wedges as you warm up by the fire pit.  There’ll also be gingerbread, hot chestnuts, tasty treats and mulled wine. 

Start your celebrations early with a Christmas dinner at The Stables
Christmas dinner at The Stables
Start your celebrations early with a Christmas dinner at The Stables

A spot of shopping

Wander through our gallery of shops with a range of National Trust gifts as well as local art and crafts from the Norfolk Craft Guild, the North Norfolk Organisation for Visual Artists and the Norfolk Creative and Contemporary Artists.  

The plant centre will also be open in the farmyard with garden gifts, plants, sacks of Blickling logs and plenty of greenery for you to use in your own decorations at home.

Don't miss at the weekend...