Christmas at Lacock 2016
Lacock is magical at Christmas time; traditional decorations, homemade mince pies and twinkling Christmas trees - it's so festive, Father Christmas has planned a visit...
Thursday 1 - Saturday 31 December
A traditional Christmas in the abbey
Our Lacock Christmas elves have been busy decorating the abbey and cloister ready for Christmas, continuing the tradition set by the Talbot family, who lived at Lacock Abbey in the 1800s.
Garlands, greenery, presents and an enormous Christmas tree are just a few of the things you can expect to see in the abbey Great Hall.
Make yourself comfy in front of the roaring fire and help yourself to a tasty bon-bon - this is Christmas, the Lacock way.
An audience with Father Christmas
Throughout December, Father Christmas will be at Lacock Abbey. Why not come along to meet him in his cosy Christmas kitchen? Mother Christmas will be telling a Christmassy story and Father Christmas will be giving gifts and tasty festive treats to every child.
Book now for a cosy Christmassy experience with no queues, places are limited.
You can find more information on dates, times and prices, and book your place, here.
Christmas tree festival
Every year Lacock's beautiful medieval abbey cloister fills with Christmas trees for our annual Christmas tree festival.
The trees are decorated by local schools, charities and community groups, often with homemade decorations, and you can vote for your favourite during your visit.
While Mother and Father Christmas are tucked up in their Christmas kitchen, telling stories and sharing festive treats, their reindeer are exploring the village and abbey grounds.
How many can you spot - and can you work out which one is which - on our fun, festive family trail.
You can pick up a free trail sheet at visitor reception or in some of the village businesses.
Time for a treat
After a hard day's exploring, the Stables tea-room is the perfect place to take the weight off your feet and enjoy a warming hot chocolate and a homemade mince pie.
You might even spot some more reindeer in the tea-room, although they'll be of the smaller, tastier gingerbread variety.
We look forward to seeing you there!
Christmas shopping? We've got you covered...
The National Trust shops in Lacock village and the Fox Talbot Museum are ideal for picking up presents or delightful decorations for your own traditional Christmas.
Then, why not take a stroll around the village and explore some of Lacock's local shops, all a short walk away.
From 10 to 11 December, the National Trust pop-up Christmas shop is based in Lacock's Manger Barn. You can browse the range of decorations and gifts and taste a sample of Frome-based Friary Vinters' delicious alcoholic drinks.
You can find more information on Christmas at Lacock here.