Christmas

See what festive events and celebrations are on at places near you this Christmas. Experience traditions old and new you won't forget

Visitors exploring the Christmas market at Waddesdon Manor, Buckinghamshire

Christmas markets and winter fairs 

Christmas markets and fairs are the perfect antidote to the high street this festive season. Enjoy the sights, sounds and smells of a traditional Christmas in special surroundings near you, and pick up some gifts for your loved ones.

Father Christmas and a young child

Visit Father Christmas 

Father Christmas will be setting up his grotto at places we look after this festive season. Come along to meet Santa and his elves in their grotto and share your Christmas wishes.

Explore our range of unique Christmas gifts at the National Trust shop.

Your Christmas gift guide 

Find the perfect Christmas gift, game or experience for all your loved ones. Whether you’re ahead of the crowds or searching last-minute, explore a wide range of unique gifts for that statement present or something small to fill their stocking.

Magical times together

Visitors making decorations at Attingham Park, Shropshire.

How to have a greener Christmas 

Christmas doesn't have to be a drain on the planet. By reducing waste, shopping locally and helping the community, you can have a joyful festive season - without the carbon footprint. Here are our tips for a greener Christmas.

Sharing and making

Visitors make paper chains near the Christmas tree at Attingham Park

Christmas crafts how-to guides 

From paper chains and pine cones to scented orange slices, keep little fingers busy and learn how to make traditional decorations for a greener Christmas.

A Robin among holly branches

Five things you never knew about holly 

From pagan roots to glittering decorations, discover the myths, magic and history of holly, one of the UK's favourite festive plants.

What's on at Christmas

Guided winter walks, illuminated trails and magical light shows, craft workshops, festive food events, and more - there's still lots to choose from. See what's on.