Christmas traditions at Avebury: the story of Saint Nicholas

Find festive cheer at Avebury as you discover the story of Saint Nicholas. From his origins in Turkey to his transformation into the modern day Santa Claus, explore the traditions and stories associated with this much loved Christmas character.

  • Booking not needed
  • Free event (admission applies)

Brave a walk around the Henge and stone circles then head to the Manor to see the beautiful Christmas decorations and discover more about the story of Saint Nicholas. Be tempted by the warming dishes and Christmas aromas of the café or delve into the National Trust shop and begin your Christmas shopping with the superb range of gift ideas.

Prices

Event ticket prices
This event is free, but normal admission charges apply for the venue.
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Avebury

Prices

Avebury Manor 28/10/2017-30/03/2019
Gift Aid Standard
Adult £8.80 £8.00
Child £4.40 £4.00
Family £22.00 £20.00
One adult and up to 3 children £13.20 £12.00
Group Adult
Minimum group size 15
N/A £7.40
Group Child
Minimum group size 15
N/A £3.70
Alexander Keiller Museum
Gift Aid Standard
Adult £4.90 £4.40
Child £2.45 £2.20
Family £12.10 £11.00
One adult and up to three children £7.30 £6.60
Group Adult
Minimum group size 15
N/A £4.10
Group Child
Minimum group size 15
N/A £2.05

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...

Admission is free to the stone circles. English Heritage members have free entry to the museum.

Children under five year are free of charge.

Family ticket is for 2 adults and up to 3 children.

The car park is pay and display, free to National Trust and English Heritage members.  Charges are £4 all day. Larger vehicles including buses, camper vans, vans are £7 all day.

Winter prices: 28 October 2018 - 30 March 2019

 

 

The basics

Suitability
Assistance dogs are welcome.
Other
The whole property except for the stone circles will be closed on the 24-26 December. The Manor is closed every Wednesday.

Times

Event opening times and availability
Day Times Availability
17 December 2018 11:00 - 16:00 Available
18 December 2018 11:00 - 16:00 Available
20 December 2018 11:00 - 16:00 Available
21 December 2018 11:00 - 16:00 Available
22 December 2018 11:00 - 16:00 Available
23 December 2018 11:00 - 16:00 Available
24 December 2018 11:00 - 16:00 Available
25 December 2018 11:00 - 16:00 Available
27 December 2018 11:00 - 16:00 Available
28 December 2018 11:00 - 16:00 Available
29 December 2018 11:00 - 16:00 Available
30 December 2018 11:00 - 16:00 Available
31 December 2018 11:00 - 16:00 Available
1 January 2019 11:00 - 16:00 Available

Contact Info

Name
Emma Talbot
Email
emma.talbot@nationaltrust.org.uk
Telephone
Call 01672538036

Upcoming events

Stonehenge and Avebury walking challenge

Mon 17 Dec 2018
01:00-23:59
An opportunity to walk in the footsteps of our ancestors in this iconic landscape, rich in archaeology, wildlife and plants. You can enjoy these wide open spaces by challenging yourself to complete all eight walks - once done you'll have walked 50km.

Christmas traditions at Avebury: the story of Saint Nicholas

Mon 17 Dec 2018
11:00-16:00
Find festive cheer at Avebury as you discover the story of Saint Nicholas. From his origins in Turkey to his transformation into the modern day Santa Claus, explore the traditions and stories associated with this much loved Christmas character.

Christmas tours of Avebury Manor

Wed 19 Dec 2018
13:30-15:30
Join one of the Christmas tours of Avebury Manor and you can discover the story of Saint Nicholas while admiring the house decorated for the festive season. Free parking and a delicious cream tea included.

February half-term fun

Sat 16 Feb 2019
11:00-16:00
At Avebury Manor children 'can touch' the displays, lie on the beds or dress up in the costumes. They can also discover how to survive prehistory with a Museum trail.