Ideas for 'Twixmas' in Wiltshire

Looking for things to do between Christmas and New Year? From winter walks to cosy places to visit, here are some ideas for things to keep the spirit alive.

Visitors enjoying the Christmas decorations at Stourhead, Wiltshire


'Twixmas' is a time to get together and enjoy traditions old and new; Stourhead house will be opening its doors to the beautifully decorated showrooms. Beyond the house, a walk around the winter garden offers tranquillity and festive cheer, with many of the garden buildings adorned with wreaths and festive decorations.

Saint Nicholas

Discover the story of Saint Nicholas

Visitors to Avebury Manor between 24 Nov and 31 Dec will discover the story of Saint Nicholas. From his origins in Turkey to his transformation into the modern day Santa Claus, explore the traditions and stories associated with this much loved Christmas character.

Christmas trees in the Warming Room of Lacock Abbey, where a large cauldron stands.

Lacock Abbey 

Keep the spirit alive at 'Twixmas' with a visit to see this year's Christmas tree festival in the cloister of Lacock Abbey. Each tree has been decorated by a local community group or charity, so look out for their ideas and inspiration.

Visitors enjoying a snowy day at Avebury, Wiltshire

Winter walks in Wiltshire

From Avebury to Stourhead, what better way to soak up the history and mystery of Wiltshire's ancient monuments and glorious countryside than on a winter's walk?