Festive fun this Christmas…in Northern Ireland

Decking the halls at The Argory

We've decked the halls, dressed the trees and made the mince pies. Come and celebrate the festive season with us and make magical Christmas memories...

Santa Experience

It wouldn't be Christmas without a visit to Santa. Meet Father Christmas when he stops at Castle Ward, Mount Stewart, Castle Coole and The Argory.  As Father Christmas is a very busy man please call and book in advance if you want to visit him this festive season.

More details on our Santa Experience can be found here

Enjoy the Santa Experience at Mount Stewart
Enjoy the Santa Experience at Mount Stewart

Festive film fun

Rowallane Garden, 18-19 and 25-16 November

Wrap up warm, grab a hot chocolate or tasty treat and enjoy a special film screening in the Barn at Rowallane Garden.

There's festive fun for all the family at a National Trust place near you
There's festive fun for all the family at a National Trust place near you

Christmas markets and fairs

 Crafted at Castle Ward, 25 - 26 November

Crafted is the perfect way to start your Christmas shopping. Come along and meet some of Northern Ireland's leading artists, designers and makers in the world of ceramics, jewellery and textiles and buy the perfect bespoke gift for Christmas.

The Argory Christmas Fair, 2-3 December

Featuring a number of craft, food and drink stalls, as well as traditional festive entertainment. Soak up the wonderful atmopshere and see the house decorated for Christmas.

The Argory
Christmas Fair The Argory

Yuletide Market, Rowallane Garden, 9-10 December

Feast on the festive atmosphere and enjoy the many craft and food stalls. Treat yourself to a Christmas wreath made by the Rowallane gardening team and enjoy lots of family festive fun - you might even bump into Santa himself!

Festive floral art

Join the gardening team at Rowallane Garden who will be creating festive wreaths along with the head gardener demonstrating her floral art skills in the stableyard, in preparation for the yuletide market. Every day until 9 December.

Gingerbread man decorating

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. 16 - 24 December, 12 noon - 2.30pm.


Christmas gifts

If you want gift ideas we’ve got loads. Most of our shops sell great gardening goodies, as well as some stunning local art and crafts, and there’s loads to choose from for foodies too. Remember every purchase made goes towards supporting the Trust’s work as an independent charity looking after special places for ever, for everyone. Why not buy someone you love a gift membership to the National Trust?  Purchase gift membership in person at any of our places or online