Christmas at Treasurer's House

A Christmas Experience, 19 November - 18 December 2022

Saturday - Wednesday, 11am - 4pm (last entry 3.15pm), drop in - no need to book

More details to follow soon about this year's Christmas Experience, for now, here's a teaser of what you can expect... 

Journey around the house beautifully decorated for Christmas. The period rooms are transformed with decorations throughout, from gifts and garlands, twinkling trees and fruit and floral displays filling the rooms with delicious scents. Take your time as you meander through the spaces and get a sense of Frank Green's version of a historic house, and his eclectic collection of art and furniture. 

Around the house

Each room takes on its own identity and tells a small part of the Christmas at Treasurer's House story. Every year the themes and rooms are refreshed so there's always something new to see. 

What a treat to wake up with these at the foot of your bed
Close up of gift boxes wrapped in black and gold
What a treat to wake up with these at the foot of your bed

Step into the café

Open once more for 2022 and free to visit during opening times. Step downstairs, order at the counter and the team will look after you from there. It's a new smaller menu, in the same historic venue. 

In the garden

Outside, the Christmas trees lifts any seasonal gloom and although it might be too cold to linger for long, it's worth wrapping up and soaking in the festive atmosphere - with the Minster bells adding to the occasion.

Free entry to National Trust members and under fives or normal admission charges apply. 

" After living in York for many years and not visiting, we thought it was time. Why haven't I been before was the question I was left with! The house itself is gorgeous and the history is very interesting. Add onto that the Christmas displays and decorations, what’s not to like? "
- TripAdvisor
Man and young browsing through a shop window

Christmas shopping 

Just a few strides around the corner is the large National Trust shop located on Goodramgate, opposite York Minster's east window. Expect everything you might need or want from decorations to cards, tasty treats and gift ideas...all supporting the conservation work of the charity.

Every penny you spend helps to support the care of National Trust places in York. Thank you.

We know the scones created by the team a few years back are a popular seasonal treat. Have a go at home with the recipe below or pick up one of the National Trust recipes books in the shop, the book of scones being the perfect option for budding bakers.  

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