Festive events and illuminations

See places in a new light; here's what's on in Devon in the run up to Christmas, from illuminated evening events to elegantly decorated houses and gardens.

Two people stand in the porch of Saltram house infront of a big christmas tree

Enchanted Christmas at Saltram 

Brighten up dark winter nights with a stroll around the enchanted illuminated gardens and see the house magically decorated throughout, taking inspiration from well-known fairy tales.

Knightshayes decorated with festive foliage

It wouldn't be Christmas without a trip to Knightshayes

The festive season is almost upon us. From illuminations every day of December, to delicious carveries, find out what festive fun you can get up to at Knightshayes.

The Saloon at Coleton Fishacre decorated for Christmas

A 1920s Christmas 

Christmas at Coleton is inspired by a dazzling Christmas party which took place there in 1929. The house is dressed to impress and waiting for it's guests, so why not try on your party outfit in the handling room, listen to party music playing in the Saloon and play parlour games in the Sitting Room?

Coleton Fishacre aglow with Christmas illuminations

Coleton Aglow

Wrap up warm and explore Coleton Fishacre after dark this Christmas at this special event. The garden is merry and bright and the house beckons to Christmases past, with a 1920’s festive party in full swing.

Girl talking to Father Christmas

Christmas at Castle Drogo

Join us for festive fun including meeting Father Christmas and taking advantage of shopping away from the crowds.

Getting ready for Christmas at Killerton

Christmas at Killerton

Step through the door and discover the night before Christmas at Killerton.

A deckchair filled with knitted Christmas puddings at Greenway

Christmas at Greenway

Wrap up warm, gather the family and follow the adventures of a mischievous Christmas pudding at Greenway. There'll be fun and games for kids big and small and a Christmas style chalet with hot chocolate bar and sweet treats to take round the winter garden.

Arlington Court dining room decorated for Christmas

Christmas at the Court

Join us at Arlington as we celebrate a traditional Victorian Christmas with wreath workshops, family activities and of course Father Christmas will be making a stop at the harness room.