Christmas in the East of England

Christmas trees lining the drive at Blickling

Houses decorated with twinkling lights and Christmas trees, the chance to meet Father Christmas or pick up a gift at a Christmas market. Enjoy the festive season in the East of England.

Christmas 2020

The Christmas elves are hard at work and are still working on plans for Christmas 2020. Information on this page is now out of date and refers to Christmas last year. We look forward to updating you soon with our plans for the forthcoming festive season.

Christmas is coming...


Step into the magic of Christmas

For all the Christmas tree lovers, bauble discoverers and festive light admirers, recapture the magic of Christmas this December. Here's a little taster of what you can expect to see this festive season.

Meet Father Christmas
Father Christmas and a young girl

Father Christmas in the East 

Meeting Father Christmas adds that extra bit of magic to the festive season so it’s good news that the man himself will be making some special stop-offs in the East of England this Christmas.

Christmas markets

The best gifts are homemade
Wreath making at a Wimpole Christmas

Wreath making and Christmas crafts in the East 

Are you someone who enjoys the homemade touch at Christmas? There's a variety of craft workshops and activities to choose from this year, from wreath making to festive decorations for your tree.

Walk off the Christmas pudding
A winter walk at Ickworth

Festive walks in the East 

Christmas is the perfect time to wrap up warm and get out on an invigorating winter walk, especially if you've got friends and family visiting for the holidays.

Christmas near you...

Father Christmas

Christmas in Essex, Beds and Herts 

Whether you're looking to meet the big man himself or want to get ahead with your Christmas shopping, here's our pick of festive days out in Essex, Bedfordshire and Hertfordshire.

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Wishing you a Merry Christmas

Season's greetings and a heart felt thank you from all of us. Your support is helping us care for special places like this, for ever, for everyone.