Christmas at Shugborough

Unique tree decorations

Join us at Shugborough for a magical month of festive treats with carols, lantern parades and unique decorations.

Come and enjoy everything that Shugborough has to offer at this special time of year. The entire estate is showing off its seasonal best both inside and out so whether you're planning a drop by to see the unique decorations and warm up in the tea-room, or a visit to take part in the planned activities, you will leave feeling inspired.

A uniquely decorated estate

Shugborough's themed decorations get more exciting each year. From 30 November, the Mansion, Servants' Quarters, Park Farm House and Gardens are adorned with designed landscape inspired decoration. Visit to find out which festive colours are draped around the trees and how many different interpretations there are of a bauble.

Christmas trees in the Red Drawing Room last year
Shugborough christmas trees
Christmas trees in the Red Drawing Room last year

Carol Evening

Celebrate the festive season with a traditional carol evening in the magical setting of Shugborough's historic Park Farm Yard. Join local choirs with some mince pies and warming drinks, which will be served from Park Farm cafe during the interval.

Make sure you wrap up warm as this event is outside.

Friday 6 December, 7.30pm - 8:30pm

Tickets: Adults £10 Children £8

Lantern Parades

Revel in the magic of Shugborough after dark and enjoy this dynamic, engaging and beautiful evening event with the whole family.

You will journey across the estate and be immersed in light and sound, learning about what makes Shugborough special as you go. Hold onto a handmade lantern on a pole, and be in awe of the magical story you will be told by entertaining characters. This event, run by B-Arts, will certainly get you in the festive spirit.

Ticket price includes admission to the whole estate during the day of the parade.

Friday 20 and Saturday 21 December, 4pm - 6pm

Tickets: Adult £10 Child £8, family tickets also available

The beautiful lantern parade in action
The beautiful lantern parade
The beautiful lantern parade in action

Christmas Shopping

Remember to venture into the shop during your visit and pick up some themed gifts or decorations for your home.

Upcoming events

Wild Life

Sun 01 Mar 2020
See wildlife spring into action across the estate on our nature spotter trail.

The Big Tree Climb

Tue 07 Apr 2020
Get a bird's eye view of the estate with The Great Big Tree Climbing Company.

Creature Creations

Fri 10 Apr 2020
Design your own creepy crawlies in our craft tent. The most creative will feature in the May spring trail.

British Wildlife Photography Awards Exhibition

Fri 01 May 2020
Featuring 2019 competition winners and commended entries, this exhibition celebrates the work of amateur and professional photographers, and the beauty and diversity of British wildlife.