Candlelit Christmas

Bathe in the glimmer and glow of hundreds of candles and lights as the mansion is decorated for Christmas.

  • Booking not needed
  • Free event (admission applies)

Experience the wonderful splendour of Ham House lit by candle light. We're re-creating the 17th century atmosphere with hundreds of candles and natural greenery filling the house over the festive season.

Green boughs, towering trees and scents and smells of Christmas abound throughout creating a truly enchanting and festive atmosphere.

To keep the collection safe the candles will be battery operated- though you might need to take a second look to realise that.

Prices

Event ticket prices
This event is free, but normal admission charges apply for the venue.
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Ham House and Garden

Prices

House and Gardens
Gift Aid Standard
Adult £13.75 £12.50
Child £6.90 £6.25
Family £34.40 £31.25
Group Adult
Minimum group size 15
N/A £9.70
Winter Admission
Gift Aid Standard
Adult £12.20 £11.05
Child £6.10 £5.50
Family £31.50 £27.60
Group Adult
Minimum group size 15
N/A £9.40

What is Gift Aid?

Most of our places run the Gift Aid on Entry scheme at their admission points.

Under this scheme, if you're not a member you have the choice of two entry tickets:

  • Gift Aid Admission
  • Standard Admission

If the place runs Gift Aid on Entry, we'll offer you a clear choice between the Gift Aid Admission prices and the Standard Admission prices at the admission point. It's entirely up to you which ticket you choose.

Gift Aid Admission includes a 10 per cent or more voluntary donation. Gift Aid Admissions let us reclaim tax on the whole amount paid - an extra 25 per cent - potentially a very significant boost to our places' funds.

An extra £1 paid under the scheme can be worth over £3 to the National Trust as shown below:

  Gift Aid Standard
Amount paid by visitor £11.00 £10.00
Tax refund from Government* £2.75 £0.00
Total received by the National Trust £13.75 £10.00

 

*Gift Aid Admissions let us reclaim tax on the whole amount paid - an extra 25 per cent - potentially a very significant boost to our places' funds.

Please note...

Entrance for National Trust members is free.

Our Winter Admission prices are available between 1 Jan - 15 Mar and 4 Nov - 31 Dec.

The basics

Suitability
Assistance dogs are welcome.
Meeting point
House open 12pm - 4pm. Last entry 3:30pm.
Accessibility
Please check our accessibility page for an up to date notice of our access.

Times

Event opening times and availability
Day Times Availability
10 December 2019 12:00 - 16:00 Available
11 December 2019 12:00 - 16:00 Available
12 December 2019 12:00 - 16:00 Available
13 December 2019 12:00 - 16:00 Available
14 December 2019 12:00 - 16:00 Available
15 December 2019 12:00 - 16:00 Available
16 December 2019 12:00 - 16:00 Available
17 December 2019 12:00 - 16:00 Available
18 December 2019 12:00 - 16:00 Available
19 December 2019 12:00 - 16:00 Available
20 December 2019 12:00 - 16:00 Available
21 December 2019 12:00 - 16:00 Available
22 December 2019 12:00 - 16:00 Available
23 December 2019 12:00 - 16:00 Available
26 December 2019 12:00 - 16:00 Available
27 December 2019 12:00 - 16:00 Available
28 December 2019 12:00 - 16:00 Available
29 December 2019 12:00 - 16:00 Available
30 December 2019 12:00 - 16:00 Available
31 December 2019 12:00 - 16:00 Available

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Upcoming events

Candlelit Christmas

Tue 10 Dec 2019
12:00-16:00
Bathe in the glimmer and glow of hundreds of candles and lights as the mansion is decorated for Christmas.

Fireside Ghost Stories

Fri 13 Dec 2019
13:00-13:45
Gather around and listen to a selection of macabre and ghostly tales inspired by the hauntings of Ham.

Visit Father Christmas-Weekends

Sat 14 Dec 2019
11:00-11:15
Create special memories with Father Christmas who’s got something special in his bag just for you!

Visit Father Christmas - Weekdays

Mon 16 Dec 2019
11:00-11:15
Create special memories with Father Christmas who’s got something special in his bag just for you!

12 Dogs of Christmas

Thu 26 Dec 2019
10:00-16:00
A special treat for the first dog of the day to visit during the twelve days of Christmas. Each one also earns a spot on our Instaham board and a starring role on social media.

Winter children’s trail

Thu 26 Dec 2019
10:00-16:00
Follow Ham’s own four legged friend to spot everything Charlie the dog has found in this winter children’s trail. Available from visitor reception for £1, keep the little ones entertained as they get out and about in the Christmas holiday.