Music, lights and merriment: Christmas event at Avebury

Why not begin your Christmas festivities at a late opening event at Avebury? Enjoy a festive atmosphere, Christmas music, gift stalls and family activities.

  • Booking not needed
  • Free event

The popular Circle of Lights display will return to the Old Farmyard and you can soak up the atmosphere as the Devizes Town Band play traditional carols while you enjoy a delicious mince pie and hot drink from the café. The ranger team will be here with their popular 'make a reindeer' family activity, there will be gift stalls to browse in the Barn and The National Trust shop will be open late; treat yourself or finish your Christmas shopping in style.

The basics

Suitability
Dogs on leads are welcome.
Meeting point
The evening event will be focused in the Old Farmyard at Avebury. Parking is available in the High Street car park. Please bring a torch to help you back to your car.
What to bring and wear
Bring warm clothing to see the lights and listen to the band play outdoors. Please bring a torch to help you back to your car.
Other
The Devizes Town Band will begin playing at 5pm.

Times

Event opening times and availability
Day Times Availability
9 December 2017 16:00 - 18:00 Available

Contact Info

Name
Hazel Barry-Scott
Email
Hazel.Barry-Scott@nationaltrust.org.uk
Telephone
Call 01672 538036

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11:00-16:00
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Gardener's question time

Fri 27 Oct 2017
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