Christmas at Sutton House and Breaker's Yard

A pantomime dame beckons you in, standing in front of a roaring fire decorated with a Christmas wreath in the Great Chamber at Sutton House, Hackney, London

Enchantment awaits you at Sutton House and Breaker's Yard this Christmas as a flurry of festive traditions take centre stage. City Showcase's Christmas market makes picking the perfect present easy as pie whilst the Surreal Santa Sleigh provides a unique way for you to meet Father Christmas himself.

Sutton House will transform into a winter wonderland this Christmas as installation artist Kirsty Harris and community groups bedeck the halls, chambers and cellars of this five hundred year old property with fragments of timeless pantomime tales.

City Showcase Christmas market at Sutton House

Weekends from Saturday 26 November  – Sunday 18 December 2016, 12pm – 5pm

‚ÄčOffering a vibrant alternative to the more traditional Christmas markets, City Showcase have handpicked a selection of artisans, artists, designers, ceramicists, and card makers. With a wealth of winter wonders on show it will be simple for you to select a seasonal surprise for that special someone. 

Pantomime dame places a Christmas wreath on the door of Sutton House
Pantomime dame places a Christmas wreath on the door of Sutton House, Hackney, London

Surreal Santa Sleigh

The icing on the Christmas cake. The opportunity for children to meet Father Christmas in a way like no other.

‘The Grange’, a double-decker caravan with historic palace interior provides season sanctuary for Father Christmas this winter. Step inside its lavishly decorated interior and discover what makes reindeer fly. Have you been good this year? You might receive a gift.

Belle, bells, and baubles - Beauty and the Beast with Tea Break Theatre

From 12 to 15 and 19 to 22 December

Tea Break Theatre return to Sutton House this Christmas, bringing the place to life using puppetry, music and drama in an interactive, promenade performance made all the more magical by the healthy dose of Christmas cheer.

Join Belle on an adventure that quickly becomes more dangerous than she could have imagined. Trapped inside a house in which everything is coming to life and is ruled over by a strange and mysterious monster. 

There are friends to be made, secrets to be unearthed and a battle to be fought before she can set herself free. Will you follow Belle into this enchanted place and help her break the spell?

A festive feast fit for all with The Art of Dining

Evenings, 14 to 17 and 19 to 22 December

Be transported back to Yultides of yesteryear with this unforgettable festive feast. An unforgettable experience that will see you dining in the lavish style of Henry VIII himself

Chef Ellen Parr leads a culinary adventure through five courses of decadent and mouth-watering food, influenced by symbolic Tudor still-life paintings and real 15th century recipes.

Open fire with Christmas scene at Sutton House
Open fire with Christmas trees and gifts at Sutton House, Hackney