Festive magic at Trelissick

Illuminated trail through the garden at Trelissick

It’s a truly magical Christmas this year at Trelissick, the illuminations from dusk onwards light the way through the garden to the festively adorned house. Festive fairies have taken up residence in the house’s many Christmas trees and Father Christmas' reindeer are even paying a visit to the stables.

Garden Illuminations


See the garden in a new light as it becomes an illuminated wonderland. This year we are leading you to places previously untouched by Christmas illuminations. You will be able to wind your way down to the Dell with its meandering paths and dense foliage over the bridge to Carcaddon with its open spaces and awe-inspiring trees.  This new experience will have you ducking through vividly lit jungle-like forest and craning your neck to appreciate the majesty of illuminated giants. After you’ve wound your way through garden you’ll need warming up, so why not head to the house where the fire will be roaring to bring feeling back those chilly toes. 

The house is adorned with decorations this Christmas
Children in the house at Trelissick enjoying the decorations


The enchanting house


The halls of Trelissick house are well and truly decked this Christmas. Reds and golds adorn the lush greens of the Christmas trees to create a lovely glow that will make you feel right at home. Taking a closer look at some of these gorgeous trees will reveal their hidden secrets. Festive fairies, tucked away in their branches have stories to tell of those who called Trelissick home through the ages. These fairies take on the appearance of people from Trelissick’s past and tell you of their lives there . Those enchanted by the fairies can make their very own fairy wings to spread the Christmas magic. We will provide the assistance, supplies and fairy dust for anyone who wishes to make their fairy wings. For those who can’t get enough of magical creatures they can find the reindeer in the stables on Saturdays in December.

The reindeer are flying in to Trelissick this Christmas
 close up picture of reindeer


Father Christmas’ reindeer


December is a busy time for the reindeer. The elves have them on a tough training regime through the week to make sure they’re fit enough to fly all around the world on Christmas Eve. Luckily, they use Trelissick’s stables to rest up on Saturdays. Trelissick is the perfect place for this as everyone knows that reindeers can only fly with the help from fairy dust and children’s’ smiles – and we have plenty of both. So come and give them the boost they need for the big night on Saturdays 2, 9, 16 and 23 December between 1pm and 4pm.