Christmas at Canons Ashby

Visit Canons Ashby over our Nine Days of Christmas to see how this special time of year has been celebrated throughout the years.

The sights and sounds of five centuries of Christmas will fill the manor house in December, from present day habits to historic Tudor traditions. There’s a chance you may meet Father Christmas early, as he checks that everything is in order before the big day. Historic costumed characters will tell their tales on our after-dark ‘tip-toe’ tours, accompanied by a special supper in the Stables Tearoom.

Christmas crafts

Though the skies outside may be wintery grey, the house will be bursting with life and colour as it is decked with finest festive foliage from the garden. You can even bring the festive spirit home with you by booking onto a wreath making workshop or having a go at natural Christmas crafts during our special Nine Days event.

You can help to dress Canons Ashby's Christmas tree
Child hangs paper chain on tree

Free walks, available to pick up from the Coach House shop, take you into the rolling Northamptonshire countryside and across the crisp grounds of the parkland. The shop will also be bursting with seasonal gifts; there's nothing quite like cosying up under one of our woollen rugs after a day out in the cold.

Musical merriment

Stay a little while after the house closes and join Northampton National Trust Association’s annual carolling event in the enchanting Pebble Court, or the nationally acclaimed Fiori Musicali at their Nine Lessons service in the Priory Church.