A traditional Victorian Christmas at Knightshayes Court

The Christmas decorations in the great hall at Knightshayes

The 15ft Christmas tree will be in place in the great hall and each room on the ground floor will be lavishly decorated for a Victorian Christmas ready to welcome you for a cosy, traditional Christmas experience.


Christmas in the house

It's the most wonderful time of the year, and Knightshayes is ready to invite you to Christmas. With the scent of huge, real trees in the air, each decorated with love and attention, and Victorian Christmas traditions throughout, it wouldn't be Christmas without a trip to Knightshayes. 

All of the stops have been pulled out to decorate the house for a traditional family Christmas with the Heathcoat Amorys, celebrating yuletide traditions from throughout the ages.

The Great Hall at Knightshayes decorated for Christmas
Knightshayes Court Great Hall decorated for Christmas
The Great Hall at Knightshayes decorated for Christmas

Christmas outside

There will also be the chance to glimpse the garden in a new light, with the terraces bathed in light - a taster of Knightshayes by Night, illumiated evening opening every Friday, Saturday and Sunday in December.


What else is on this Christmas?

The gardens and house illuminated with lights for Christmas at Knighthayes

Knightshayes' illuminated winter wonderland 2019

The illuminations are back again this year, and they're set to look more magical than ever. Find out when you can see this beautiful display.

Father Christmas, dressed in green, giving a gift to a child with Christmas tree in the background

Meet the man in green at Knightshayes this Christmas 2019

Father Christmas is stopping by to pay a visit at Knightshayes again this year. Wearing his traditional Victorian green uniform, he'll be cosy in the armchair in his grotto in the East Wing and ready to give out some special gifts.

Christmas, crafts, shopping

Get into the festive spirit at a November fair

Launch into the festive season at one of Knightshayes' festive fairs. On 15-17 November there's the craft and gift fair, followed by taste of Christmas fair on 23-24 November. 

Knightshayes' interior dressed for Christmas

'Twixmas' is covered at Knightshayes

From illuminations to bracing wintry walks, have a look at what's on at Knightshayes during the lull between Christmas and New Year.