Christmas at Speke Hall

Make some new Christmas memories and have festive fun this year at Speke Hall. From traditional Victorian celebrations and visits with Father Christmas to carol concerts and ghost stories, there’s lots of festive fun for everyone.

What's on

Please note that Visits & Breakfasts with Father Christmas, Ghost Stories at Christmas, Evenings of Festive Music and Decorating Workshops are now SOLD OUT. There's still plenty to take part in however, from traditional family Christmas weekends to more peaceful celebrations on Festive Fridays. 

A father and son enjoy the Great Hall at Christmas

Family Christmas weekends 

Step back in time to experience the sights, sounds and smells of a traditional Christmas. Find out more about all the festive fun you and your family can enjoy, including carols, sugar mice making and Christmas trails.

Victorian Christmas tree trimming at Speke Hall

Festive Fridays 

Speke Hall will be open on Fridays 29 November and 6 & 13 December for a more peaceful way to enjoy the festivities in the house. Spend time admiring the beautiful decorations, listen to the harpist playing in the Great Hall, make some William Morris-inspired decorations and enjoy winter walks around the grounds. This is a quieter version of our Christmas Past weekends so some of the family activities won't be taking place.

Plan your visit

Things are a little bit different this year - here's everything you need to know to make the most of your visit to Speke Hall this Christmas.

Visitors to Speke Hall

Timed ticket entry

As the decorations in the house are always such a popular sight at Christmas, entry to the house is by timed ticket this year. This is so we can get as many people as possible in to the house and avoid long queues in the cold weather. You don't need to pre-book. Tickets are available on a first come, first served basis from Visitor Reception, with slots available from 12pm and last entry at 3.30pm.

Traditional Christmas decorations at Speke Hall

Frequently Asked Questions 

Got a question about your festive day out at Speke Hall this Christmas? Have a read of this handy FAQ, your ultimate guide to making the most of your visit.

Conservation work at Speke Hall

Conserving Christmas

You will notice that the upstairs of the house is closed this Christmas. This is because we need to carry out important conservation work over the winter, which involves a deep clean of the Hall from top to bottom, including historic floorboards, carpets and centuries-old furniture. Keep an eye on our website or follow us on social media to go behind the scenes and find out what's happening.

Eating and shopping

Whether you indulge in some delicious festive treats in the restaurant or tick off your Christmas shopping list in the shop, every penny you spend at Speke Hall supports our conservation work to look after this special place.

Festive hot chocolate at Speke Hall

Christmas treats 

The restaurant will be serving delicious festive specials. Sit down for a full Christmas dinner, Yorkshire pudding roast beef wrap or turkey barm. If you fancy something lighter why not try mulled wine muffins, a deluxe hot chocolate or our special raspberry and white chocolate scones with jingle berry jam and fresh cream?

A selection of Christmas gifts and stocking fillers from the National Trust Online Shop

Christmas shopping 

Discover what’s new and popular at Speke Hall’s shop this winter, from beautiful cards and decorations from the National Trust range to thoughtful and unique gifts by local makers to suit all stockings this Christmas. We'll be doing taster sessions of our Christmas food and beverage products over the season too - call in and find out what's on offer.