2017 Christmas at Charlecote

Dining room at Charlecote Park decorated for Christmas

The house is open and decorated for Christmas at weekends until 24 December and 18-22 December. Come and join us for all the traditional festivities on these dates. Entry to the house by timed ticket only - not bookable in advance, limited numbers.

Please note: Father Christmas is now fully booked.

Towards the end of the Victorian era many of the Christmas traditions we love today had become well established. Come and join us as we recreate Henry Spencer Lucy's traditional Victorian Christmas party for our visitors this year. 

The house will be open by non-bookable timed ticket at weekends and during the whole week before Christmas. Or join a half-hour tour Mondays-Fridays for the first two weeks in December.

Come and see the Twelve Days of Christmas cake designed and created by our talented volunteer photographer.

Staff and volunteers have been preparing for our Victorian Christmas for many weeks
Staff and volunteers decorate Christmas tree at Charlecote

Deck the halls...

At weekends, some of our staff and volunteers will be in costume, we’ll have music for you to enjoy too on 9 December.

If your choir would like to come and sing at Charlecote on any of the other December weekend days, do get in touch!

Ghosts of Christmas past? Or staff and volunteers in costume for our Victorian Christmas?
Charlecote staff and volunteers in Victorian costume at Christmas


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What’s on your list?

The Servants’ Hall shop has the best of all the National Trust Christmas ranges in stock with gifts and treats for everyone, and tastings too.

We have Christmas decorations and gifts, as well as local pot-grown Christmas trees and festive wreaths for sale in our Plant Centre shop next to the car park (open Thursday-Sunday, 10.00am-3.00pm).

Find lovely things to make your Christmas special
Christmas decorations in servants hall shop at Charlecote

Bring us some figgy pudding

Our volunteers in the Victorian kitchen will be cooking up lots of festive goodies, pop in to warm up by the fire if it's chilly outside.

Please note that we don't have enough volunteers to cook every day though. If your New Year resolution is to try something new, how about joining the team? Take a look at our volunteering section.

See what we're cooking in the Victorian kitchen today
Volunteers cook for Christmas in Victorian kitchen at Charlecote

The Orangery tea room will be preparing hundreds of mince pies and plenty of hot soup – just what you need after a walk round the parkland this winter.

Why not get together with friends, family or colleagues for a Christmas meal in the Orangery? Last date for Christmas meals - 29 December, book before 24 December please.

At weekends we'll have mulled wine tastings in the brewhouse and hot spiced apple juice to Mrs Horton's recipe in the Victorian kitchen.

For families

Father Christmas is now fully booked, but do wave at him in the summerhouse during the festive weekends - he'll be checking his Nice List and he'll look out for everyone!

Father Christmas will be popping in to the summerhouse during December weekends
Father Christmas in summerhouse at Charlecote Park

Children can post a letter to Father Christmas - please include a legible email address if you’d like a reply!

And afterwards…

We're closed on 25 December, but don’t forget that the park and gardens are open on Boxing Day – try out those new hats and scarves and walk off Christmas dinner around the parkland with friends and family.

A winter walk is the perfect way to recharge your batteries
Charlecote parkland and river on a frosty day in winter