Christmas at Trelissick - Event times and dates 2018

The sun sets on the illuminated Trelissick house at Christmas

As always, Trelissick will have a fantastic array of festive events and experiences for you to enjoy this Christmas. Meet Father Christmas with his reindeer and explore the illuminated house and garden after dark. Here you can find out what dates and times these events will be running.

Enjoy the house and garden as they open late for the illuminations on Friday 30 November to Sunday 2 December, Friday 7 to Sunday 9 and Friday 14 to Sunday 23. Closing time 7pm (last entry at 6.30pm).

The garden illuminations also continue after Christmas from Thursday 27 to Monday 31 December. Please note, while the garden remains open until 7pm the house closes at 4.30pm during this time (last entry 4pm).

The property is open normal winter hours outside these dates - click here for opening times.

See below for specific times and dates for our various events and activities. For more information on each, click the title. 

Crocheted mice on sale at the Trelissick Christmas craft fair

Trelissick Christmas Craft Fair 

Sunday 25 November, 10.30am to 4.30pm. National Trust staff and volunteers present their charming craftwork and delicious festive treats for you to browse. It's your chance to pick up a unique gift, handmade in Cornwall. The craft fair takes place in the Barn at Trelissick.

Trelissick lights up for Christmas

Trelissick illuminated 

Friday to Sunday, 30 November to 9 December and daily from Friday 14 to Sunday 23 December, 4pm to 7pm. See the garden in a new light as it becomes an illuminated wonderland. Wrap up warm and explore new pathways showered with light as a new illuminated route of the garden is revealed this December.

 close up picture of reindeer

Meet the reindeer  

Saturdays 1, 8, 15, 22 December, 11.30am to 2.30pm. The reindeer fly in for a festive visit to the stable yard this Christmas.

Children listening to Father Christmas

An audience with Father Christmas 

Saturdays and Sundays, 1 to 9 December and daily from Friday 14 to Sunday 23 Dec, 11am to 6pm. Gather round as Father Christmas tells his festive story in the stables. £5 per child; booking essential, call 0344 249 1895 or book online.

Wooden reindeer at Trelissick, Cornwall

Wooden reindeer making 

Sundays 2 & 9 December, 11am to 3pm. Learn how to make a reindeer from green wood with the rangers. Your creation is the perfect rustic decoration for you to take home. £5 per reindeer + booking fee. Booking essential.

A Christmas pudding

Christmas lunches 

Wednesdays 12, 19 and Thursday 20 December, 12pm for 12.30pm service. Enjoy a delicious, two course Christmas dinner at Trelissick for £17.95. Reservation is essential, call 01872 863486.