Christmas at Nunnington Hall

A Georgian feast at Nunnington Hall

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

Wander the rooms, decorated with a nod to this beautiful festive season whilst enjoying a house packed with, bright, fun, breathtaking and sometimes thought provoking artwork from Grayson Perry, and Diverse Threads.  Enjoy the garden and all the beautiful seasonal colours and treat yourself to festive fare in the tea garden by the fire pit.

Christmas through the ages
Friday 26 November – Sunday 19 December 2021 (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, the memorable ‘make do and mend’ of the 1940s and 50s to the festivities on the 1980s. How many traditions in the making will you recognise?

Warm up by the fire pit
Saturday 27 November – Sunday 19 December 2021 (Saturday, Sunday) 12pm -3pm

Head to our festive tea-garden for a warm up by the fire pit. Enjoy festive treats while listening to seasonal music; perfect for outdoor lovers as well as four legged friends. Enjoy a taste of Christmas with all the family. Fire pit is weather permitting.

A festive evening 
Saturday 4 December, 6pm-8.30pm

Join us for carols by the fire pit. Grab a bite to eat from The Bistro Guy (sourdough pizzas), warm up with a hot drink from The Tipsy Cow and enjoy the house dressed for Christmas through the ages. Who knows, you might even see the big man himself! No booking required, normal admission prices apply (National Trust members free). 

Meet Father Christmas
Saturday 27 November - Sunday 19 December 2021 (weekends only)

Step back in time whilst you explore the house and then meet Father Christmas. Enjoy traditional festive crafts, before meeting Father Christmas in his grotto to receive a gift. Normal admission prices apply. £8 per child, booking essential - book online or on 0344 249 1895 

Percy the Park Keeper's winter wander trail
Saturday 4 December - Sunday 19 December 2021 (Friday, Saturday, Sunday) £2

This winter we're inviting you to embark on Percy the Park Keeper's winter wander trail at Nunnington Hall. Join in the fun with Percy and his animal friends and give nature a helping hand. There'll be clues to follow, tasks to complete and games to play, as well as a prize at the end. The trail will take place between Saturday 4 December and Sunday 19 December, so come along and explore the beautiful gardens of Nunnington Hall. 

Diverse Threads
Friday 26 November – Sunday 19 December 2021 (Friday, Saturday, Sunday)

Christmas is a time for love and joy of friends and family, chilly country walks and once a year foodie favourites. York based artists and friends with a passion for textiles celebrate all aspects of the season in a rich and heart-warming exhibition.

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