A Candlelit Christmas at Ham House

During December, join us for a magical Candlelit Christmas at Ham House in Richmond. See this 17th century treasure trove transformed with the glow of warm festive light, sparkling decorations and fresh winter greenery.

Ham House will be decorated for Christmas and available to visit between 4 December - 31 December 2021, excluding 6, 13, 20, 24, 25 December. 

" Did you know? Ham House was designed to be seen by candlelight, with a walk through revealing something more beautiful and precious step by step. "
- Ham House and Garden, Richmond
The Inner Hall Grotto

Finery and festive touches around every corner

Gather together and soak up the atmosphere as the candle light guides you through each ornately decorated room in turn. In each you’ll find astonishingly well-preserved wall hangings, paintings and furniture with deep rich reds and browns, picked out with gold. Glide up the Great Staircase with its fine balustrade panels carved with trophies of arms. Then linger in The Round Gallery for a stunning view of the Great Hall, here the Duke and Duchess’s esteemed guests would meet and socialise before an evening of food and entertainment.

Staircase at Ham House adorned with foliage for Christmas

Gorgeous greenery

Adding to the opulent beauty is an abundance of natural green wreaths, swags and garlands draped over banisters, mantlepieces and windowsills. Look out too for sparkling Christmas trees, bursting with presents beneath.

Percy the Park Keeper

Take part in Percy the Park Keeper's winter wander trail

We're inviting you to embark on Percy the Park Keeper's winter wander trail at Ham House and Garden. Join in the fun with Percy and his animal friends to give nature a helping hand between 4 December-3 January.

A lady weaves foliage around a circular ring to create a wreath

Christmas Wreath Making at Ham House and Garden

Create a natural willow wreath, tastefully decorated by yourself with items sourced locally and foraged or grown in our own garden. Led by one of our expert gardeners you will be shown how to weave and add different materials to make a wonderful decoration for your door.

 Visitors enjoying the snow in the Cherry Garden at Ham House, Richmond-upon-Thames

Festive family fun 

There’s something for families of all shapes and sizes at Ham House and Garden. Here is all the information you need to have an enjoyable visit.

Warm up in our cafe this Christmas

Winter warmers in the café

Grab a winter warmer from the Orangery café at Ham, with a range of hot drinks and seasonal treats.

Christmas gift ideas at Saltram gift shop

Christmas gift shopping at Ham house  

We've got your Christmas shopping all sorted at Ham House. Visit our shop for all your present needs; food, drink, decorations and gifts, all under one roof.

Dog walking in early spring

Winter Walkies at Ham

Enjoy the formal gardens with your four-legged friends and explore the wintery landscape. There’s always something beautiful to see, such as the beautiful bulbs that will be blooming around the property.