Christmas at Tredegar House

Father Christmas waiting in his cosy livingroom at Tredegar House

Get into the Christmas spirit as we dress the house in traditional decorations and fill the house with music, merriment and festive feeling for a truly Victorian experience.

Feel right at home as part of our festive celebrations at Tredegar House
A young girl hanging a Christmas decoration on a Christmas tree

'A Christmas Carol' experience

Scrooge is on the rampage and it's up to us to cheer him up! Follow the story of 'A Christmas Carol' through the formal gardens and into the mansion where Scrooge is counting his coins by candlelight... and he's in a terrible mood. 

Meet the ghosts of Christmas past, present and yet to come as they try their hardest to teach him the true meaning of Christmas. Make Jacob Marley's paper chains and see if you can melt Scrooge's heart with a Christmas card or two... 

What else is going on?

Families can make a Christmas wish and hang it on our wish tree, sing along with our choirs, play Christmas parlour games, make a pomander, stir the Twelfth Night Cake and create Christmas crafts.    
Ho ho ho…
We've had a letter from Lapland to confirm it... Father Christmas will be pulling up his sleigh at Tredegar House this year! He’s promised a gift for all the children and is looking forward to seeing everyone again. 

He's a popular man so we'll give you a timed ticket for entry when you visit our welcome team at reception. There's no need to pre-book but please be aware the closer to Christmas we get the busier he becomes.
Christmas craft stalls
Racking your brain to think up that perfect gift for your special someone? Never fear, pop along to our Christmas craft stalls where we're sure you'll find something wonderful. 

Local craftspeople will be selling their handmade products in our Christmassy barn next to the Brewhouse Tearooms - it's the best way to break free of the high street this festive season. 
A festive feast 
Christmas just wouldn't be Christmas without a glut of traditional treats. Pop into the Servants Hall for a home-made mince pie and a glass of warming spiced mulled wine. 


  • Dates: 26 & 27 Nov, 3 & 4, 10, 11 & 12*, 17, 18 & 19 December *As you can see we have added two extra dates to our Christmas weekends this year but please note that Father Christmas will be taking a break on Monday 12 December. 
  • Opening times:  10.30 - 5pm (last entry 4pm, pomander making finishes at 4pm). On arrival, you will receive a timed ticket for entry to the house and visits to Father Christmas.
  • Prices: Normal admission charges apply, for those wishing to visit Father Christmas it’s an extra £2.50 per child and pomanders are £1 each.
Follow the story of 'A Christmas Carol' through the gardens... get ready to meet the real deal inside the mansion!
Scrooge's silhouette against the backdrop of Tredegar House

Yuletide tours

Our brand new Yuletide tours are perfect for those wishing to see Tredegar House dressed in all its Christmas finery while escaping the hustle and bustle of the weekend.

Discover more about Morgan family’s own festive traditions and the tales of Charles Morgan, who          celebrated the season with gusto across a two week period of frivolities.

Discover the state rooms which hosted the celebrations and the network of kitchens and servants rooms which serviced these grand parties.
Spaces are limited so tours should be pre-booked in advance. Book your tour now.


  • Dates: 2nd, 9th & 16th December
  • Tour times: 11.30-12.30
  • Prices: £6 per person for National Trust members, £8 per person for non-National Trust members. Normal admission charges do not apply.
Wander along the garden path and add your own decorations to our trees, sparkling in the wintry light
Family wandering through the decorated Orchard garden at Tredegar House