Christmas at Trelissick

Christmas bauble on a tree

Find out how we celebrated Christmas at Trelissick in 2021. Check back here nearer the time to plan a festive visit in 2022.

On weekends in December Father Christmas will be back telling his festive tale, the café will be serving spiced apple juice, mulled wine and other seasonal treats and the shop, second-hand bookshop and CCA gallery will have a variety of gifts for your loved ones this Christmas. There will also be a Percy the Park Keeper winter wander trail around the garden.

December opening times

Throughout December the garden, shop, café, second-hand bookshop and CCA gallery will be open from 10am to 4.30pm (last entry 4pm). We will not be opening for evening illuminations and the house will be closed this year.

What's On

Father Christmas - SOLD OUT

Father Christmas is back for 2021 telling his festive tale of the 12 days of Christmas. Father Christmas will be in the stables on Saturday and Sunday 4, 5, 11, 12, 18 and 19 December from 10.15am to 4.15pm (bookable time slots throughout the day). This is a group experience and not a 1:1 with Father Christmas.

Pre-booking for Father Christmas is essential due to limited availability.

Tickets: Child £6, Adult £2 (Normal admission charges apply, free to National Trust members).
Babies (under 18 months) not requiring a gift can enter with the family for free. However, if you would like a gift for your baby, please book a child ticket.

Click here to book Father Christmas

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


Festive food

The cafe will be open from 10am to 4.30pm serving festive treats such as spiced apple juice, mulled wine, mince pies, festive spiced lattes and other seasonal treats.

The kiosk at the entrance to the parkland will also be open serving winter warmers such as tea, coffee and the festive spiced apple juice and mulled wine.

Enjoy mulled wine and mince pies at Trelissick this Christmas
Enjoy mulled wine and mince pies at Trelissick this Christmas
Enjoy mulled wine and mince pies at Trelissick this Christmas

Christmas lunches

Enjoy a delicious three-course Christmas dinner at Trelissick on Monday 13, 20 and Wednesday 15, 22 December, 12pm for 12.30pm. £25 per person.

Reservation and pre-payment required with the Food and Beverage team on 01872 863486.

Trelissick Christmas lunch 2021
Trelissick Christmas lunch 2021
Trelissick Christmas lunch 2021

Christmas shopping

If you are looking for a gift for that special someone the shop is full of amazing seasonal goods. Here you can browse delicate decorations for your tree or choose the perfect Christmas card set from our charming selection. Our warming woollen rugs make for great gifts along with delicious biscuit assortments in elegant tins you’ll have to keep.

Searching for something unique and locally made? Look no further than the Cornwall Crafts Association gallery for works of art hand crafted and inspired by Cornwall. There's also the second-hand bookshop, which boasts a rich array of novels, non-fiction and vintage titles. You’re sure to find a story to lose yourself in over the Christmas break.

Find something special to put under the Christmas tree
Gifts under the Christmas tree in Trelissick shop
Find something special to put under the Christmas tree

Craft fair

Pick up that perfect Christmas gift from the Trelissick craft fair, with a variety of gifts handmade by National Trust staff and volunteers.

Saturday 4, 11 and 18 December, 10am to 4pm in the Barn restaurant.

Pick up a cute gift
Crocheted mice on sale at the Trelissick Christmas craft fair
Pick up a cute gift


To bring some festive cheer to your visit this Christmas we have invited a number of local groups and choirs to perform in the café courtyard.

For an up to date list of the choirs please visit our What's On page.

Upcoming events

Miracle theatre presents King Lear

Tue 19 Jul 2022
This summer, Cornwall’s Miracle Theatre presents Shakespeare’s most elemental and passionate play, King Lear to Trelissick gardens

Come Out and Play at Trelissick

Sat 23 Jul 2022
Come Out and Play at Trelissick this summer with fun and games for all the family.

Cornish Mice and the Treasure Garden story walk with the author, Felicity Tattersall

Wed 27 Jul 2022
Join in on an immersive and interactive story telling walk around Trelissick that inspired the book 'Cornish Mice and the Treasure Garden' with the author Felicity Tattersall.