A Georgian Christmas at Quebec House

Step back in time and experience a traditional Georgian Christmas at Quebec House this festive season. Open weekends in December, 1pm-4pm, the house is full of traditional holly and ivy and special Georgian treats.


A Georgian Christmas

Saturday 1 to Sunday 16 December 2018, weekends only 1pm-4pm

Talk a walk through history and experience a traditional Georgian Christmas on a weekend visit to Quebec House this festive season.

Have a go at our Georgian Christmas game, warm your frosty fingers on the roaring open fire in the drawing room and admire the winding garlands around the bannisters. In true Georgian style we have bought the outside inside and decorated our fireplaces with festive holly and ivy.

Don't forget to write a special Christmas message using our traditonal ink and quill set in the drawing room. It was a Georgian tradition to write good wishes and hang them on a tree.

Scrumptious treats for you to try

To delight your taste buds, have a sample of our Georgian style mince pies and hot chocolate.

Made to traditional Georgian recipes, we'll be brewing both spiced hot chocolate and boozy hot chocolate. Which one will take your fancy?

Taste our Georgian mince pies and hot chocolate at Quebec House this Christmas
Georgian mince pies for tasting at Quebec House, a National Trust property in Kent
Taste our Georgian mince pies and hot chocolate at Quebec House this Christmas

Hunt the slipper

Give the whole family some Christmas cheer with a round of the traditional Georgian game, hunt the slipper. Explore the house searching for the missing slippers in rainbow colours; who'll find them all first? Ask our volunteers on arrival how you can get involved.

The trail is available upstairs and downstairs, with the downstairs only accessible to wheelchair users.

Suitable for ages 2-6.

A festive banquet

Finally what would Christmas be without a festive feast? Step into the Bicentenary room and discover replicas of the delicacies that Georgian society would have enjoyed at Christmas time.

See the traditional marzipan hedgehog, mince pies made from meat instead of fruit and jellied fruits in every colour of the rainbow. Perhaps you'll be inspired for your own Christmas dinner, or be left thankful that some recipes are left in the past.



Victorian housemaid decorates a mantepiece with Christmas decorations, with Christmas tree in background

Celebrating Christmas 

Experience unique Christmas celebrations at National Trust places in England, Wales and Northern Ireland. Whether you love seeing houses and gardens all dressed up for the season or are looking for some festive food ideas, there's lots to choose from.