Christmas at Nunnington Hall

A Georgian feast at Nunnington Hall

Visit Nunnington Hall this Christmas for a festive journey back in time.

Christmas through the ages
Friday 15 November – Sunday 15 December 2019 (Friday, Saturday, Sunday)
10-4pm, last entry 3.15pm

See how Christmas celebrations and decorations have evolved over the centuries from indulgent feasting with the Georgians, the arrival of the Christmas tree with the Victorians, to the memorable ‘make do and mend’ of the 1940s and 50s. How many traditions in the making will you recognise?

Warm up by the fire pit
Saturday 30 November – Sunday 15 December 2019 (Saturday, Sunday) 12pm -3pm

New for this year, head to our festive tea-garden for a warm up by the fire pit. Enjoy a cup of mulled wine and mince pie, or tuck into a turkey sandwich and gingerbread latte while listening to carols. Perfect for outdoor lover as well as four legged friends. Enjoy a taste of Christmas with all the family members. Fire pit is weather permitting.

A Victorian Father Christmas experience
Saturday 30 November - Sunday 15 December 2019 (weekends only)

Step back in time and meet Father Christmas during the Victorian times. Before the day, you’ll receive a personalised invitation and get to enjoy traditional festive Victorian crafts, before meeting Father Christmas in his grotto to receive a gift. Normal admission prices apply. £8 per child, booking essential, call 01439 748283.

Whisper your wish to Father Christmas
Young girl telling Father Christmas what she wants for Christmas
Whisper your wish to Father Christmas

Art for Christmas – Community Exhibition
Saturday 15 November – Sunday 15 December 2019 (Friday, Saturday, Sunday)

The Art for Christmas exhibition is a creative platform for artists to showcase a mixed media of work, and celebrates the best arts and crafts from Yorkshire and beyond. Covering a variety of subjects including local life, landscape, wildlife and more, there are no restrictions and plenty of diversity. Celebrating its fifth year, it once again showcases some of the best undiscovered artists in the region. All pieces are for sale with a proportion supporting Nunnington Hall.

Joyful carol singing
Celebrate the lead up to Christmas with good old fashioned carol singing with plenty of opportunities to get involved.
Sunday 1 Decmber 2019 - Trinity 3 Part Harmony, from 12.30pm
Sunday 8 December 2019 - Middle Eight Singers, from 12.30pm
Saturday 14 December 2019 - Bulmers Choir, from 12.30pm
Sunday 15 December 2019 - Easingwold Singers, from 12.30pm

Hear festive tunes from the Middle 8 Carol Singers
The Middle 8 Carol Singers
Hear festive tunes from the Middle 8 Carol Singers

Festive foodie favourites
Christmas just isn’t the same without the treats you expect to enjoy, but don’t worry we’ve got plenty to enjoy in the tea-room. Whether you need a quick hot chocolate and mince pie fix, or something more filling, our chefs have got it all planned.