Want to explore a treasure house at night? At Nostell Nights this Christmas the historic rooms and exhibitions are open after dark and we've a packed programme to kick start your weekend with unique contemporary commissions performed in the splendour and glamour of the 18th century house.
All That Glitters
Kick off the Christmas season in style with music, theatre and food at the final Nostell Nights of the year on Friday 6 December.
The mansion will be dressed to impress in gold, silver and sparkling reflections for an All That Glitters festive spectacular for adults only between 6-9pm.
Discover the house after dark at this exclusive preview of this season’s decoration, featuring:
Join the Clueless Choir for a Christmas Singalong Bonanza (7pm and 8pm), explore our special reflections Soundscape inspired by the ‘All that Glitters’ theme, and enjoy a DJ set with Long Division, including a chance to try out the decks (6pm – 8:30pm).
Festive Poetry will flood the house courtesy our very own Otley Town Poet (6.45pm, 7.45pm & 8.30pm), along with live theatre from Amy Charles and Paul Bateson (6.30pm, 7.30pm and 8.30pm)
Arts and crafts
Get creative with our tree decoration craft workshop (7pm and 8pm), take in the traditional Gingerbread Village, complete with houses, train station and church and experience screen-printing with James Bywood, the artist behind our bespoke #NostellNights artwork (6pm – 8:30pm)
History brought to life
Our curator Simon McCormack will unravel the history of Chippendale’s famous pier glass in the State Apartment (8pm) while Nicholas Jenkins will reveal Nostell’s secrets in the Breakfast Room.(7.30pm)
Food and Drink
Enjoy artisan gin tasting with David Owens (frequent times between 6pm – 8:30pm) and sample the bespoke bar and baked goods from Wharterton Gin and Love Podge.
Want a glimpse of what to expect? Take a look at previous Nostell Nights:
Looks like your kind of thing?
Come along to the Christmas event on Friday 6 December. Off peak admission charges apply (National Trust members free)