Christmas in Cambridgeshire

Our places in Cambridgeshire are ready to share their festive traditions with you. Father Christmas, carols, houses decorated for the season, crafts and seasonal treats; there's plenty of things to do. Plus every time you visit you're helping us to look after these special places. So why not make us part of your Christmas?

A family admiring decorations on a Christmas tree

Christmas at Wimpole 

Celebrate Christmas at Wimpole with a Georgian twist this year. There will be seasonal music, singing, food, decorations, walks and craft activities. Step inside to see several of the showrooms, bedecked with Christmas decorations, then head below stairs, which are more humbly decorated.

Christmas is coming...
Picture of SIlver Birch Grove illuminated for Winter Lights

Winter Lights at Anglesey Abbey 

Winter Lights returns to Anglesey Abbey this November as we illuminate a 1.2 mile route around the gardens at night. Complete with live music, entertainment & street food - this sell-out event is a great night out for all the family to enjoy.

1960's Christmas at Anglesey Abbey

Twelve trees of Anglesey Abbey 

Explore the extraordinary story of Anglesey Abbey and Lord Fairhaven’s passion for collecting, through a trail of twelve trees. Each tree is uniquely decorated to share a different aspect of Anglesey Abbey’s story. Help us create our final tree in the garden using decorations you can make from natural materials in the Domestic Wing.

Child decorating a Christmas tree

A community affair at Peckover 

Selected rooms of Peckover House will be decorated for Christmas with festive floral arrangements. Enjoy Christmas trees brought in by community groups, reflecting and continuing the Peckovers’ legacy of involvement in the community, and music by local choirs and musicians.

Meet Father Christmas
Snowy scene of Father Christmas at Wicken Fen

Father Christmas at Wicken Fen 

Come and visit Father Christmas in the traditional Fen Cottage at Wicken Fen. You’ll find him next to the roaring fire, before making Christmas crafts with the elves in Wicken’s wonderland.

Christmas gift ideas
Christmas crafts
Felted soaps and stars made at Chirk Castle craft activities

Felt decorations at Wicken Fen 

Fancy escaping the festive hustle and bustle to spend a few hours exploring your creative side? Looking for something a bit more natural than your standard Christmas bauble? Learn how to make unique felted decorations, beads and baubles for your home or Christmas tree.

A volunteer helps with crafts

Willow decorations at Wicken Fen  

Join one of the festive workshops at Wicken Fen and learn to craft your own decorations for house, tree and table. You’ll be guided by expert basket-maker Nadine Anderson, who will show you how to use rushes and willow branches to make stars, hearts and other traditional rustic decorations.

Festive walks

Wishing you a Merry Christmas

Season's greetings and a heart felt thank you from all of us. Your support is helping us care for special places like this, for ever, for everyone.