Decorated houses in Kent in 2016

This article was about Christmas in Kent in 2016. We’ll be updating this with 2017 event information later in the year. Step back in time to a historic Christmas at a lovingly decorated house in Kent. Take a whirlwind trip through decades on a walk through magical Ightham Mote, or let twinkling lights, festive cards and age-old tradition enchant you with a family Christmas at Chartwell. By celebrating Christmases past you help keep our special places sparkling into the future.

The dining room decorated for Christmas at Chartwell, a National Trust property in Kent

Chartwell 

See four rooms in the home of Sir Winston Churchill decorated as they would have been for a family Christmas in the 1920s. A roaring fire will welcome you into the house where charming Christmas cards hang across the walls and the trees twinkle with lights. Entry by timed ticket weekends in December (closed 24 & 25 December), 11am to 3pm.

Ightham Mote decorated for Christmas

Ightham Mote 

A wander inside the 700-year-old moated manor will transport you through yuletides of yesteryear, from Victorian Christmas to 1950s American Christmas. Characters from Ightham Mote's past will bring the house to life and there will be a children’s trail. Open daily 26 November to 1 January (closed 24 & 25 December), 11am to 3pm.

The garden at Quebec House blanketed with snow

Quebec House 

See the house decorated for a Georgian Christmas with greenery from the garden, warm open fires and the smell of spiced hot chocolate. Taste some Christmas baking, admire our celebratory feast and find out what winter was like for the Wolfe family in the early eighteenth century. House opens weekends in December, 1pm to 4pm.