It’s beginning to look a lot like Christmas at Rowallane Garden

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It’s all go as the Christmas trees arrive and National Trust staff and volunteers hunt out the decorations and untangle the fairy lights, in preparation for festive fun at Rowallane Garden.

The beautiful gardens in Saintfield have already had a visit from Father Christmas and his reindeers, Trixie and Pixie, to get everyone in the festive spirit. Don’t miss Santa and his reindeers when they make another visit to Rowallane for the Yuletide Market on 12 and 13 December. 

Family film fun

That’s better at Christmas than popcorn and a festive family film? Wrap up warm and grab a hot chocolate or tasty treat and sit back and enjoy a festive film beginning on Saturday 21 November at 11am in The Barn. Please note our barn has limited capacity so get there early.

Saturday 21 November 11am – Elf
Saturday 21 November 2pm – Polar Express
Sunday 22 November 2pm – The Grinch
Saturday 28 November 11am – The Grinch
Saturday 28 November 2pm – Elf
Sunday 29 November 2pm – Polar Express

Get creative with gingerbread men

The garden café is the place to be every weekend from 21 November to 6 December from 12noon to 2:30pm. Sit beside the open fire and deck out your gingerbread man with some creative decorating skills.

Wreaths and floral art

From mid-November drop in every weekday and watch the National Trust gardening team make wreaths and floral art in preparation for our Yuletide Market on Saturday 12 and Sunday 13 December from 12noon to 5pm. At this popular event soak up the Christmas atmosphere with Christmas carols, mulled punch and don’t forget to meet Father Christmas and his reindeers, Pixie and Trixie.  

Normal Admission and National Trust Members free admission.