Christmas in London

This article covers Christmas 2016 in London. We’ll be updating it with events for 2017 later in the year. Over the festive season National Trust places in London burst with Christmas sparkle. Father Christmas is close by at unusual grottos across the capital and there are Christmas crafts and places full of festive cheer to bring Christmas to life throughout the ages. When you come to see the Christmas sparkle you keep our places shining.

Christmas trees fill the entrance hall of Osterley Park and House, London

Osterley Park and House 

Delve in to 'Christmas by Design' at Osterley Park and House this winter. What makes up Christmas, and why? Lose yourself in this winter wonderland with wreath making and the chance to meet Father Christmas.

Father Christmas with a young girl

Christmas at Ham House 

Come and enjoy our secret Christmas at Ham House, and discover what it was like in the 1650s when Oliver Cromwell banned Christmas. There will be Father Christmas grotto, guided tours of the house and Christmas ghost tours. Our house, garden, Orangery cafe and shop are open seven days a week, with festive activities for all ages.

A pantomime dame beckons you in, standing in front of a roaring fire decorated with a Christmas wreath in the Great Chamber at Sutton House, Hackney, London

Sutton House and Breaker's Yard 

Timeless fairy tales enchant the halls, chambers and cellars of 500 year old Sutton House this Christmas and places to meet Father Christmas don't come much quirkier than Santa's Surreal Sleigh.

Close up of a natural christmas tree with bows and boubles

Morden Hall Park 

Wander your way through Christmas traditions from around the world with 'Postcards from Christmas' at Morden Hall Park. Seasonal scenes, wreath making workshops further the festive fun found here.

Christmas greenery arranged in the fireplace at rainham hall

Rainham Hall 

Celebrate Christmas at Rainham Hall as John Harle would have done three hundred years ago; Frost Fayres, evenings spent drinking gin punch, fabulous decorations and a twelfth night party to finish it all off.

Christmas decorations at Red house

Red House 

The stories behind many of our festive traditions are explored with Olde Father Christmas this winter at Red House. Alongside this is immersive candlelit theatre from Palimpsest which presents themes of loss and longing in stark contrast to the decorated house.