Winter at Lacock Abbey

Gather around the enormous Christmas tree in the festive abbey courtyard on Thursdays and Fridays, join in with Victorian carol singing and explore our annual community Christmas tree festival in the abbey cloister, plus much more. Here's our handy guide to what's happening at Lacock this winter.

Christmas cards and decorations to suit everyone this winter

A little extra for Christmas 

Join us for an exclusive Christmas shopping event in Lacock’s Manger Barn with bespoke silver jewellery handmade by Tracey Sugg, hand rolled and individually screen printed ceramics from Janine Roper, a full range of decorations and gifts, with locally made gin, vodka, cider and beer tastings.

Two volunteers decorate a Christmas tree festival in the cloister of Lacock Abbey in Wiltshire.

Community Christmas Tree Festival

Experience one of Lacock Abbey's more recent Christmas traditions with over 20 beautifully decorated trees in set of the atmospheric medieval cloister. Open daily, 11am-4pm, 1 December 2018 - 4 January 2019.

Parents and children sitting on a rug by a Christmas tree and Father Christmas

An Audience with Father Christmas

Meet Father and Mother Christmas in their festive kitchen at Lacock Abbey. A unique experience in a cosy setting that is sure to please our young visitors. First 3 weekends in December. Booking essential.

Help Father Christmas who has lost his shopping list on our self-led family trail

Lacock's Christmas list family trail

This festive trail is all about Christmas lists. From Father Christmas', to the dinner shopping list, to even your own wish list, it all comes down to preparation. Wrap up warm during the chilly days. 1-31 December, 11am-4pm.

Great hall decorated for Christmas at Lacock

Great hall decorated for Christmas

At Lacock, our traditions of a roaring fire and a beautifully decorated Christmas tree in the Great Hall have been going for a long time. Capture a Christmas memory in the birthplace of photography by striking a pose in front of our Great Hall Christmas tree. Thursdays - Sundays throughout December, 11.30am-3.30pm.

Carols in the courtyard with Same Difference Arts

Carols in the courtyard

Christmas carols are one of the most beautiful traditions of the season. Join Victorian carol singing duo 'Same Difference Arts' by the big Christmas tree in the festive abbey courtyard for their pop-up performances. First 3 Thursday-Fridays in December, 11am-3pm.