We'll be back soon in 2018 with news of this year's Christmas celebrations, festive events, ideas for seasonal days out and plans for enjoying historic traditions at the special places we care for

A branch of holly with berries
A Christmas pudding

Christmas recipes for you to try 

Delicious festive fayre is always a fixture of the Christmas Day dinner table. Find classic recipes from the past and try our versions of modern favourites with top Christmas recipes.

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.

Winter inspiration