Winter lights and Christmas displays

Christmas is here, and all across the country magnificent historic houses and beautiful gardens are being transformed for the festive season.

If you’re in the mood to celebrate, or even seeking a bit of inspiration for your own Christmas decorations, then there’s nowhere better to go than one of the special places in our care. From grand mansions dressed in lavish style to simple houses with traditional decorations made from natural materials, there’s something to suit every taste. Then, as night falls, you can witness gardens and parks filled with sparkling light displays.

Close up of Christmas decorations

Find Christmas displays near you 

See historic houses decked out for the season in the style of centuries gone by, or stroll through frosty winter gardens covered in sparkling lights. Wherever you go, you’ll find that it’s beginning to feel a lot like Christmas.

South West

South East
Christmas lights at Waddesdon

Deck the halls 

Experience Christmas throughout the decades at some of the finest houses across the South East. See Victorian-style Christmas trees covered with decorations, experience the glamour of a festive 1930s soirée, or see historic halls lit by candlelight.

Christmas lights at Belton

Get the party started

Gardens decked out with sparkling light displays, festive mansions decorated with greenery, and even a 20th-century Christmas complete with Slade hits. However you like to celebrate, you’re sure to find somewhere to kick-start the festive season in the Midlands.


Northern Ireland
Christmas at The Argory

Christmas all wrapped up 

It wouldn’t be Christmas without plenty of bright decorations to ward off the winter gloom. From the Argory to Mount Stewart, Northern Ireland has some spectacular houses where you can soak up the festive atmosphere and see the Christmas lights all aglow.