Music, merriment and feasts: A Regency Christmas at Lyme

The people of the Regency knew how to celebrate Christmas! From Stir Up Sunday and St. Nicholas Day all the way through to Twelfth Night, the festive season was nearly six weeks of revelry and parties.

Music, merriment and feasts: A Regency Christmas

Friday-Monday, 23 November - 24 December

11am-3pm (last entry 2.45pm)

If you think a month of festivities at Christmas is a modern phenomenon, think again!

During the Regency, the season was celebrated over six weeks, with parties and gathering taking place from St. Nicholas' Day all the way through until Twelfth Night.

Start your Christmas celebrations at Lyme as we transform a selection of rooms in to a Regency Christmas, with each room setting the scene for a differenct celebration. Enjoy a Christmas Day feast in the Dining Room or have a go at some of the games played on New Year's Eve in the Drawing Room. With choirs performing each day and beautiful decorations on display, Lyme is sure to get you in the festive mood.

Details of choirs and performances to follow..

Festive favourites being sung in the house
Carol singers performing festive favourites at Lyme, Cheshire
Festive favourites being sung in the house

Festive Afternoon Tea

If you fancy a doing a little of your own celebrating, why not book in for Festive Afternoon Tea inthe Salting Room Tea Parlour? The delicious treat includes a welcome glass of Prosecco or elderflower fizz, soup, a selection of sandwiches and not one, but four scrumy desserts.

Available every day the house is open, with two sittings available, 12pm and 2.30pm. Please book by calling 01663 761400. £24.95 per person.

Groups over 16-24 can be catered for in the top half of the Ale Cellar

Groups over 24 can be catered for Fri-Mon for the 11:30am sitting in the Ale Cellar or in the top half of the Ale Cellar in two groups

Father Christmas meets little girl at Lyme, Cheshire

An Audience with Father Christmas

Could there be anything more magical than meeting Father Christmas? Grab one of the last remaining tickets and bring along your littles ones to ‘An Audience with Father Christmas’. Make sure you book your place.