Festive fun this Christmas

Meet Santa and Mrs Claus in the wonderful Basement Kitchen

We’ve got Christmas all wrapped up with a stocking full of festive fun. Countdown to December 25th by making magical memories with us.

Santa Experience

We all know that Father Christmas likes to spend time in magical places so he loves to stop at Castle Ward, Mount Stewart, Castle Coole and The Argory every year. It wouldn't be Christmas without a chance to meet Santa so make sure to prebook your visit with the man of the moment as he is sure to be in high demand

Santa's Magical Kingdom at The Argory

Meet Santa this Christmas 

Make the countdown to December 25th magical as you create treasured Christmas memories with Father Christmas at our special places.

Festive film fun

Rowallane Garden, 16-17 and 23-24 November

Sip on a warming hot chocolate as you smile through a feelgood festive favourite. Warm up for Christmas with family and friends at our pop-up screenings of a yuletide classic in the Barn.

You'll find a range of handmade gifts at our Christmas fairs
handmade gifts at a Christmas Fair
You'll find a range of handmade gifts at our Christmas fairs

Christmas Markets and Fairs

Pick up the perfect Christmas gift as you enjoy the perfect festive day out. Strolling around our Christmas markets and fairs, browse handcrafted pieces that make a stand out gift or addition to your home. Soaking up the seasonal sights and sounds, indulge in traditional treats with family and friends

The Argory Christmas Fair, 30 November-1 December

See the house decorated for Christmas as you browse the craft, food and drink stalls and soak up the traditional festive entertainment.

Rowallane Garden Yuletide Market, 7-8 December

Feast on the festive atmosphere as you wander around the many craft and food stalls. Pick up a Christmas wreath to adorn your door handmade by the Rowallane gardening team. You might even bump into Santa himself! at this weekend of festive fun.


Reindeer on the lookout at The Argory
Wooden reindeer at The Argory
Reindeer on the lookout at The Argory

Gingerbread man decorating,14 - 24 December, 11am - 2pm

Round off a visit to Rowallane Garden with a visit to the cafe where your little elves can use their crafting skills to decorate a scrumptious gingerbread man.

Decking the halls at The Argory
Decking the halls at The Argory
Decking the halls at The Argory