Christmas in Suffolk

Our places in Suffolk are ready to share their festive traditions with you. Twinkling lights, Father Christmas, houses decorated for the season, carols, crafts and seasonal treats; there's plenty of things to see and 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?

Ickworth's Light Nights 

New for winter 2019, Ickworth’s Italianate garden will be all a-glow. They'll be plenty of time to enjoy the new experience after school or work, which will be a sensory and light-based trail capturing the magic of a gothic Victorian Stumpery. Tickets on sale from mid-September.

Visitors participating in a Christmas craft activity

A Victorian Christmas at Flatford 

Step back in time and experience Valley Farm decorated for a Victorian Christmas. Enjoy mince pies and a glass of mulled wine next to the cosy log fire, or head to the tea-room for more festive treats. There will also be a craft fair this year with great gifts from local producers.

Christmas crafts & entertainment

A busy auditorium at the Theatre Royal

Christmas Pantomime at the Theatre Royal 

We've got a packed programme of performances at the Theatre Royal in Bury St Edmunds in the lead up to Christmas - and what's Christmas without a trip to the panto. Join Peter, Wendy and the outrageous Tiger Lily as they face the most fearful pantomime villain of all: Captain Hook.

Christmas gift ideas
Meet Father Christmas

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.