Christmas at Calke Abbey

Calke Abbey, Midlands, candle-lit church at Christmas

Experience a unique Christmas at Calke Abbey where lights, shadows and whispers will bring alive Calke's Christmas past this festive season. Have a look at the What's On page to find full details and prices for all our Christmas events.

Echoes of Calke's Christmas past

As darkness falls you'll see Calke in all its twinkling glory. Follow the lanterns to find the candle-lit church, explore the tunnels and catch a glimpse of the house in a festive Christmas light. Don't forget to wander through the sparkling Pleasure Grounds, which look beautiful at this time of year.

This event takes places at weekends only, on the following dates: 3, 4, 10, 11, 17 and 18 December.

Wish upon a Christmas star this year at Calke
Calke Abbey, Midlands, tunnels at Christmas

A festive feast

Come in from the cold and enjoy Christmas fayre in the restaurant. Indulge in a heart-warming Christmas dinner or enjoy a full English breakfast with Father Christmas – booking is essential so make sure to book your table now to avoid sad faces.

If you've been out for a wintery walk around the estate, why not treat yourself to a lovely mince pie and a warming coffee?

Christmas crafts and gifts

Visit our weekend Christmas craft fairs in the Riding School to find stunning and unique gifts, or pop along to the fine food fair for delicious local foods and festive cookery demonstrations.

Don't forget to visit the shop here at Calke, where we have plenty of seasonal gifts and decorations.

Calke's craft fair is the perfect place to pick up Christmas gifts
Handmade Christmas tag at the Calke craft fair

Father Christmas in his magical grotto

Unfortunately all our tickets to see Father Christmas have now sold out. There won't be any tickets available to buy on the day.