Christmas

Whether you're looking to celebrate old traditions, make new memories or simply escape the high street, you can discover that real Christmas feeling with us

Red Christmas stocking decoration hanging on Christmas tree
Waddesdon Manor Christmas fair at night

Christmas markets and winter fairs 

Our 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 and pick up some gifts for your loved ones.

Dunham Winter Lights 1

Christmas lights and winter illuminations 

See our houses and gardens lit up for the festive season. Wrap up warm and stroll through the magical Christmas and winter light displays.

Father Christmas coming down a chimney at Blickling

Visit Father Christmas 

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

Magical times together

Christmas concerts and historic experiences

 A little girl decorating the Christmas cake in the kitchen as part of the Christmas activities

Christmas food events full of festive flavour 

Get ready for the festive season with our Christmas food events. Step into the warmth of the kitchen for a ‘Stir-up Sunday’ and make a wish as you stir the pudding or join us for some Christmas cookery and learn how to make seasonal treats.

Our Christmas collection

Christmas books

Our best books for Christmas 

We're a little biased, but we reckon that books make perfect Christmas presents: you can find the perfect one for anyone based on their interests and it often stays with them long after they've closed the last page.

For a homemade Christmas

Ginger and satsuma cake
Cakes and bakes

Sticky ginger and satsuma cake 

Try our warming sticky ginger and satsuma cake recipe.

Visitors walk in Stowe in winter

Our best winter walks 

Head outside and enjoy the winter countryside with one of these great walks. The list includes blustery coastal walks, countryside strolls, guided walks with our rangers and volunteers, plus wildlife spotting trails.