Christmas illuminations and decorations in Cornwall and Plymouth

Dark nights, twinkling lights and adorned Christmas trees herald the season to be merry at our historic places. Find the Christmas illuminations, decorations festive occasions at the National Trust in Cornwall and Plymouth.

Christmas flower display

Christmas at Buckland Abbey

Join in with the festive magic, as Buckland transforms into a decorated Tudor wonderland. There's plenty for the family to do throughout December from seasonal crafts, Christmas trails, meeting Olde Father Christmas and much more.

Adding the final flowers to the garland

Christmas at Cotehele

Christmas is a magical time at Cotehele. The traditional Cotehele Christmas Garland is more beautiful than ever and there are loads of things to see and do with plenty of eating and shopping choices to keep everyone happy. This year we're also opening the Mill for a Victorian Family Christmas.

Saltram staff decorating the kitchen this Christmas

This Christmas we're feeling enchanted 

The magic is back this Christmas at Saltram... join us daily for the enchanted house and illuminated garden.

Masquerade mask on a red velvet chair at Lanhydrock

Masked Ball Christmas at Lanhydrock

Step back in time and wander through the house dressed for the 1893 fancy dress ball. Pose in the vintage carriage, learn Victorian etiquette and make a mask of your own before joining the servants downstairs on their Christmas night off. Father Christmas will also be stopping by.

Illuminations light up the garden at Trelissick, Cornwall

Festive magic at Trelissick

There’s a magical feeling at Trelissick this year. Illuminations light the way through the garden to the festively decorated house. Keep an eye out for the reindeer swooping in too.

Stars being hung in the barn ceiling at Trerice

Christmas stars at Trerice

Hundreds of golden, plaster stars are hung in the barn ceiling every Christmas at Trerice.

The front of the House decorated for Christmas

Godolphin Christmas house open weekends

Godolphin House will be traditionally decorated and open over select weekends in December. Come and warm yourself next to the fire and soak up the festive atmosphere in the historic house.