To help plan ahead for a festive 2018, see what Christmas events and celebrations are coming up at places near you. Experience traditions old and new you won't forget

Close up of decorated Christmas trees
Waddesdon Manor Christmas fair at night

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.

Magical times together

A collection of some of our recommended reads for Christmas 2018

Choose a book for Christmas  

Want to give the gift of a book this Christmas, but don't know where to start? We recommend National Trust titles for all ages, interests and budgets, from fun cat-themed stocking fillers and children's picture books to beautiful cookbooks and stunning, coffee-table tomes.

Sharing and making

What's on at Christmas

Christmas markets, craft workshops, guided winter walks, festive food events, visits from Santa, magical light shows, carols and more - there's lots to choose from. See what's on.