The Night Before Christmas at Mottisfont

A Father Christmas mouse and elf on a mantelpiece in the Whistler Room at Mottisfont, Hampshire

'Twas the night before Christmas, when all through the house, not a creature was stirring, not even a mouse... Scenes from Clement C. Moore's much-loved poem will be brought to life at Mottisfont this Christmas, from decorations in the house to a festive family trail around the grounds.

The Night Before Christmas runs from 24 November – 6 January, 10am-4pm (excluding 24 and 25 December). Normal property admission price only.

The house will be adorned with traditional decorations: sparkling trees, festive floral displays, piles of presents - and little costumed mice in secret corners. How many can you spot? 

The Christmas tree at Mottisfont
Child and Christmas tree in the Whistler Room at Mottisfont, Hampshire
The Christmas tree at Mottisfont

Outside, follow paths lit by twinkling lantern-light to discover outdoor decorations and festive foliage. Families can follow in Father Christmas's footsteps with a festive activity trail around the grounds: take a seat in his sleigh and discover his workshop in the Cellarium.