Christmas at Tredegar House

Paper chains on a Christmas tree at Tredegar House

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

Traditions old and new

We all have our favourite ways to ring in the festive cheer of the holidays and this year at Tredegar House we are celebrating Christmas traditions of days gone by and years to come.

Travel through time with us as we adorn our 17th century mansion house in traditional decorations, from garlands to wreaths and a twinkling Christmas tree in every corner.

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

Indulge your nostalgia with pomander making, lace gifts and paper chains galore or warm up with a glass of mulled wine and homemade mince pie.

Join in with the Tredegar House tradition of hanging a wish on our magical wish tree and enjoy a good old sing-a-long in the New Parlour.

Get a taster for the lavish Twelfth Night masquerade balls thrown by Charles Morgan and experience a night before Christmas in the family bedrooms as we open up the first floor for the first time over the festive period.   

Keep with tradition and hang your Christmas wish on our Wish Tree
Wishes hand from the wish tree in the New Hall at Tredegar House

Help make someone else’s Christmas

This year we’ll be starting a new tradition at Tredegar House and turning our Meat Larder into a space for you to give a gift. We’ll be partnering with local food banks who provide food and toiletries to help break the cycle of poverty.

We’re encouraging our Christmas revellers to bring along an item to add to the collection, which we can then donate in time for the big day.

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

What you need to know

  • Dates: 25 & 26 Nov, 29 November-3 December, 6-10 December, 13-17 December *Please note that Father Christmas will be taking Wednesdays and Thursdays off.
  • Opening times:  Gardens: 10.30 - 4pm, house: 11 - 4pm. Last entry 3pm, pomander making will finish at 3pm (weekends only).
  • Prices: Normal admission charges apply, for those wishing to visit Father Christmas it’s an extra £3 per child and pomanders are £1 each.
  • Extras: Pram parking will be available in the Riding School as prams cannot be wheeled through the mansion house. 
The Servant's Ball, held in the Servant's Hall at Tredegar House

Yuletide Tours

Perfect for those wishing to escape the hustle and bustle of the weekend, our Yuletide Tours offer the chance to learn more about Morgan family's own festive traditions while enjoying the house dressed in all its Christmas finery.