Christmas traditions in the Midlands

Christmas is all about traditions. Many of the places in our care are looking back to traditions of days gone by, telling the stories of the people who lived and worked there and the Christmas they enjoyed.

Christmas tree in front of fireplace decorated with flag and paper streamers, table in foregound

Upton House and Gardens 

Visit Upton's wartime Christmas this festive season. Discover how the bank staff living and working at Upton during the war would have prepared to make the best of things. Making gifts and cards for loved ones at Christmas gave them happy times to focus on.

Calke Abbey, Midlands, candle-lit church at Christmas

Calke Abbey 

Experience a unique Christmas at Calke Abbey – the country house in decline.

A view of the Inner Library decorated for Christmas with a large Christmas tree

Attingham Park 

Step back in time and experience a 1920s Christmas in our festively dressed Mansion. From intimate dinners, servants' balls, children's parties and gift baskets for their workers, Christmas for Thomas the 8th Lord Berwick and his wife Teresa was costly, but lively.

The front door of Canons Ashby is decorated with a wreath for Christmas

Canons Ashby 

Join in the festivities of five centuries of Christmas, from the Tudors to the 20th century.

See our magnificent Christmas tree in the Great Hall

Hanbury Hall 

Leave the stresses of modern life behind and enjoy Christmas with an eighteenth century twist.

Interior photograph of the Great Parlour at Wightwick Manor

Wightwick Manor 

Carols in the Great Parlour, Father Christmas in his sitting room and traditional decorations in every room. What more could you want from a Wightwick Christmas.

A mask for the masquerade ball

Berrington Hall 

Find out how the ladies and gentlemen of this Georgian mansion may have celebrated Christmas this November and December...

Children visiting Father Christmas at Croft Castle and Parkland in Herefordshire

Croft Castle 

Experience the traditions of a wartime Christmas at Croft and find Father Christmas in his workshop for the first three weekends in December.

Park and garden team bring Christmas trees in to Charlecote

Charlecote Park 

Join us for a traditional Victorian Christmas during December weekends. Try some roast chestnuts, do some Christmas shopping and perhaps see Father Christmas when he pops in to visit us too.

Father Christmas standing infront of a fireplace in the house at Croome

Croome 

Why not make Croome part of your Christmas traditions this year and visit over the festive season.

What's on in the Midlands this Christmas 

There's exciting things on all across the region this Christmas time. Find out what Christmas events are happening in the Midlands.