Christmas at Tredegar House

A boy makes pomanders

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.

Make your Christmas wish
A mum places a wish on the wish tree
Make your Christmas wish

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.

Glittering decorations adorn the Gilt Room
A decorative mask hangs from a Christmas tree
Glittering decorations adorn the Gilt Room

Help make someone else’s Christmas

This year we’ll be continuing our new tradition of 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.

Hang your own bauble as you stroll through the gardens
A boy hangs a baubles in the gardens
Hang your own bauble as you stroll through the gardens

Escaping the crowds this Christmas

A world away from the hustle and bustle of the weekends, our guided mid-week visits will give you a chance to experience the wonder of a Tredegar House Christmas at your own pace. 

Experience the exquisite decorations as you explore each room individually and enjoy a taste of historic hot chocolate and mini gingerbread to tickle your taste buds before heading to the Brewhouse Tearooms for a Christmas baguette or slice of cake.

These tours will run on the hour from 12pm until 4pm and must be booked online in advance here. Please note hands-on activities will be running on weekends only and the gardens will be closed mid-week.

Travel back in time in the Morning Room
Traditional decorations adorn the Morning Room
Travel back in time in the Morning Room

What you need to know

  • Dates: 24-25 Nov, 28 Nov - 2 Dec, 5-9 Dec, 12-16 Dec, 19-22 Dec *Please note that Father Christmas will be taking weekdays off.
  • Opening times (weekends only):  Gardens: 10.30 - 4pm, house: 11 - 4pm. Last entry 3pm, pomander making will finish at 3pm.
  • Prices (weekends only): Normal admission charges apply, for those wishing to visit Father Christmas it’s an additional £4 per child (must be booked in advance) and pomanders are £1.50 each.
  • Extras: Pram parking is available at the entrance to the house. 
Explore our Christmas past
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.

Feel winter fresh with a lakeside walk