Christmas at Stourhead 2020

Christmas at Stourhead 2020 has now finished. We look forward to sharing our plans for Christmas 2021 later this year.


From 4 December - 3 January

Closed on Christmas Eve and Christmas Day

Enter a world festooned with seasonal cheer enhanced by a soundtrack of festive classics, as you wander beneath unique tree canopies drenched in Christmas colour.

Discover giant luminescent sculptures rising high into the night sky and trees wrapped in light on your way to Crocus Lawn, where a carpet of larger than life flora glows gently in the moonlight. Framed by glittering trees, stroll along Heart Walk and beside reflections dancing playfully on the lake.

There are giant baubles and snowflakes where you least expect them and clusters of trees wrapped in ever changing ribbons of colour. The tunnel of light returns with twinkling splendour and this year, why not pause for a moment of quiet reflection at the scented fire garden, aglow with hundreds of flickering flames.

Have yourself a merry little Christmas and complete your walk under the stars with mulled wine or hot chocolate*. Don’t forget to watch out for Father Christmas along the way.

*separate charges apply

Christmas at Stourhead brought to you by Raymond Gubbay Ltd (Sony Music) in partnership with the National Trust.

A lady enjoying a light installation at Stourhead

Christmas at Stourhead FAQs

Got a question about Christmas at Stourhead? Take a look at the FAQs to help you plan your visit.

Visitors enjoying the fire garden

National Trust members

National Trust members receive free car parking. Simply select parking at the time of booking and your member parking will be validated on the evening of your visit by checking your membership card.

What else is on this Christmas?

Visitors looking at Christmas decorations in Stourhead house

Christmas in the house

Unfortunately the house at Stourhead will remain closed over the Christmas period. We recognise Christmas is a very special time so are disappointed that this year the pandemic has meant we are unable to open the house for Christmas. However, we are looking forward to welcoming visitors to enjoy our garden, parkland, shop and café which will remain open throughout the festive period.

Decorations on outdoor Christmas trees in the Stables Courtyard

Celebrate Christmas with us 

Although we know Christmas will be a bit different this year, there's lots to choose from to celebrate the festive season both at home and at the places that are open. Plan a local winter visit, find a gift, try a craft or two, discover how to make it a greener one and lots more.