Christmas in Berkshire

If you're after an opulent Christmas in the Berkshire area, you should head over to Basildon Park where they are drawing on Victorian traditions this year and going all-out with the glamour. You could experience Cliveden as the Astor family did, or revel in the cosy domesticity of Greys Court's family Christmas.

We have all the traditions of carols, decorated houses and seasonal treats to enjoy and every time you visit you're helping to look after these special places.

Decorated Christmas tree in the Octagon Room at Basildon Park

Basildon Park 

Basildon Park always goes full-on glamour at Christmas time and this year will be no exception. Victorian traditions are being celebrated this year with huge, sumptuously decorated trees, twinkling fairy lights and lavish house displays.

Close up of a Christmas cake in the kitchen pantry at Greys Court

Greys Court 

Discover more about what is on offer in the house this festive season, including the star pieces in the collection that will be on display, and the Christmas traditions we will be celebrating.

christmas trail cliveden


Be charmed by Cliveden this festive season. Whether you’d like to relive old traditions, such as ambling around on your favourite winter walk, or create new ones, such as exploring this year’s Christmas Trail, Cliveden estate has 376 acres of festive joy.

A Christmas tree twinkles in the corner of a room.

The Vyne 

With trees twinkling in almost every room on the ground floor, from 30 Nov – 23 Dec and then 26 Dec 19 – 2 Jan 20 12-3pm, you can dive into a Victorian Christmas at The Vyne. On your journey through the house, you’ll explore the Dickensian tale of A Christmas Carol. From old favourites such as the ornate Tudor chapel to new installations such as swathes of paper roses cascading from the banisters of the staircase hall, there is plenty to draw the eye this season.

Sandham Memorial Chapel, Hampshire in the snow

Sandham Memorial Chapel 

The year end beckons but Sandham has plenty of seasonal activities and Christmas shopping opportunities to inspire you.