Christmas is coming to Croome

Come and celebrate Christmas at Croome with shopping, dining and a contemporary take on decorations in the Court.

Wave to Father Christmas, making an appearance on the balcony of the mansion house, and have fun in the basement with lots of activities.

Spot Father Christmas

Saturday and Sundays, 8, 9, 15, 16, 22 and 23 December. 11am, 12pm and 1pm.

Father Christmas will be visiting Croome during his whistle stop tour.  Keep your eyes peeled and see if you can spot him and his elf on the balcony. Festive treats will be handed out by the elves. Free event - Normal admission applies.

Enjoy your Christmas visit to Croome this year
Father Christmas and Elf on the roof at Croome
Enjoy your Christmas visit to Croome this year

Write a letter to Father Christmas

From Saturday 8 December to Friday 21 December.

Write your letter to Father Christmas, post it in our post box in the Butler's Pantry and his little team of elves will collect and help deliver them to the North Pole. Don’t forget to send it before 21 December so he has time to respond. Free event - Normal admission applies.

Christmas Selfie Photo Booth

Saturday 1 December to Tuesday 2 January. 11am to 3.30pm.

Take a selfie in our festive booth in the Butler's Pantry – share your pictures on social media using #christmasselfiecroome.  Free event - Normal admission applies.

Family Crafts

Saturday 8 and Sunday 9 December - Twig Star Decoration - 11am to 3.30pm.

Help decorate our tree in the Rotunda by making a twig star – make one to take home with you too.  Free event - Normal admission applies, donations welcome. 

An opportunity for a Christmas family photo
A family of 4 sitting in a wooden sleigh with 2 wooden reindeer infront
An opportunity for a Christmas family photo

Christmas Card Making

Saturday 8 and Sunday 9 December - 11am to 3.30pm.                    

Make a Christmas card for some special or perhaps one to send to Father Christmas and his elves.   Free event - Normal admission applies.

Christmas carols at Croome
Carol singers performing in the Church at Croome
Christmas carols at Croome

Carols in the Church

Saturday and Sundays, 8, 9, 15, 16, 22 and 23 December – 11am and 2pm.

Hear festive song filling the church at Croome.  Free event - Normal admission applies.

Paper Flower Making

Saturday 15 and Friday 21 December - 11am to 3.30pm.

Learn the basic techniques of this beautiful craft and try your hand at making flowers for your home in the Basement.  Free event - Normal admission applies, donations welcome.

Learn lacemaking at Croome this Christmas
Learn lacemaking at Croome this Christmas
Learn lacemaking at Croome this Christmas

Lacemaking

Thursday 20 December - 11am to 3.30pm.

Watch traditional lacemaking, a popular Georgian ladies pastime, with the Mercian Lace Association in the Long Gallery. Learn what beautiful things you can make for your own home using lace.  Free event - Normal admission applies.

Learn basic techniques of Knitting and Crochet
Learn basic techniques of Knitting and Crochet
Learn basic techniques of Knitting and Crochet

Knitting and Crochet

Friday 14 December - 11am to 3.30pm.

Learn basic techniques of knitting and crochet a popular Georgian ladies pastime in the Long Gallery. Discover what beautiful things you can make for your own home.

Free event - Normal admission applies.

Alice and Larry’s Christmas Sing-a-long

Saturday 22 & Sunday 23 December at 11am to 1.30pm, 2pm to 3.30pm.

Join our festive Sing-a-long in the Long Gallery to get you into the Christmas spirit.

Free event - Normal admission applies.

Storytelling with Rosemary and Mike

Friday 28 December – 11am to 3.30pm.

Our festive snow cave in the Butler's Pantry is the perfect spot to join our interactive storytelling. Enjoy a biscuit while our Chief Elf’s read a story. Suitable for younger children.

Free event - Normal admission applies.

Come and listen to our storyteller
Storytelling in the court
Come and listen to our storyteller

Decorate a Keepsake or Treasure Box

Saturday 29 December - 11am to 3.30pm.

In Georgian times a popular pastime was Decoupage, the craft of decorating boxes. House hold objects like trays or cabinets and even children’s dolls houses were decorated with pretty paper. Come along and decorate your own keepsake or treasure box, to keep your little treasures or notebooks in.