Lantern-lit Advent Trail

Calke Abbey, Midlands, candle-lit church at Christmas

Celebrate the lead up to Christmas during the festive Advent period at Calke on this lantern-lit walk.

As darkness falls...

You'll see Calke in all it's twinkling glory. Let the lanterns lead the way to the candle-lit church, see the tunnels dazzle in festive light and catch a glimpse of the house at Christmas. Don't forget to wander through the sparkling Pleasure Grounds, which look beautiful at this time of year.

Celebrate the Advent period

Peer through the Christmas windows and sneak around doors along the trail to get a glimpse of bygone Christmases at Calke. What will you discover behind the Advent doors?

Start your Christmas adventure in the Ticket Office to find out what else is on at Calke during the festive season. Hats, scarves and gloves may be required for those cold winter days (and nights!), so wrap up warm and grab a coffee from the restaurant to keep those fingers toasty!

See Calke Abbey in a festive light this Christmas
Calke Abbey, Midlands, Christmas lights and illuminations
See Calke Abbey in a festive light this Christmas

The basics

The Christmas trail is open from 11am – 6pm on the following dates: Sat 2, Sun 3, Sat 9, Sun 10, Fri 15 (5–8pm only), Sat 16, Sun 17 and Sat 23 December 2017.

Park admission applies for all non-members. From 1 Dec prices are as follows: adults £3.80, children £1.90, families £9.50. The trail is included in the park entry fee.

Lasting traditions, for ever, for everyone

Calke is a magical place to create Christmas traditions with family and friends. Your winter days out mean that we can continue to share Calke's magic for many years to come. Find out more about our winter conservation below.