Christmas at Trelissick

A wreath hanging on the open front door of Trelissick house with a decorated tree in the hallway

As always, Trelissick has a fantastic array of festive events and experiences for you to enjoy this Christmas. Explore the illuminated and garden after dark and see the festively decorated house and stable yard. Here you can find out what dates and times these events will be running.

Enjoy the house and garden as they open late during December for the illuminations on the evenings of Friday 6 to Sunday 8, Friday 13 to Monday 23 and Friday 27 to Tuesday 31 December, 4pm to 7pm. The property is open normal winter hours outside these dates.

See below for specific times and dates for our various events and activities.

Illuminations light up the garden at Trelissick, Cornwall

Trelissick illuminated 

Colour returns to the winter garden as illuminations cast it in a new light. From dusk until 7pm you can walk the illuminated trail through the garden and marvel at the towering trees bright against the night sky.

 close up picture of reindeer

Meet the reindeer

The reindeer fly in for a festive visit to the stable yard this Christmas. Some say they hail from the North Pole, but the reindeer brothers Nadelik and Lowen are a very Cornish pair. Feadon Farm Wildlife Centre near Portreath is their home where they are cared for year round by a dedicated and passionate team.

Father Christmas surrounded by festive decorations in the stables at Trelissick, Cornwall

An audience with Father Christmas 

Please be aware that Father Christmas is fully booked for 2019, we're sorry to cause any disappointment. There will be storytelling with the elves after Christmas. Join us between Christmas and New Year as Father Christmas takes a well earned rest while two of his elves will be at Trelissick telling their story of the 12 days of Christmas. Can you help them remember the song?

The entrance to Trelissick's stable yard illuminated at Christmas

Christmas choirs and bands at Trelissick

The stable yard is filled with festive melodies as choirs and bands gather around the Christmas tree throughout December.

A Christmas pudding

Christmas lunches

Enjoy a delicious two course Christmas dinner at Trelissick for £18. Follow the link to see this year's menu for the dates of 11, 18 and 19 December. Pre-booking and prepayment essential, call 01872 863486 to reserve and indicate your menu choice.

Trelissick lights up for Christmas

Open between Christmas and New Year

'Twixmas' - the period between Christmas and New Year - a time best spent enjoying the refreshing outdoors after all that festive indulgence. From 27 - 31 December the illuminations will continue and there's storytelling in the stables.