Christmas at Trerice

Boy looking at the decorations on a Christmas tree

Hear choirs sing under a ceiling full of stars, make decorations for the tree, celebrate with good food and enjoy festive storytelling from Father Christmas. Your guide to Christmas 2019 at Trerice.

Father Christmas

It wouldn’t be Christmas at Trerice without a visit from our old friend Father Christmas with his familiar white beard and, this year, robes of red. Visit him in the drawing room to hear tales and traditions of Christmas past on 7, 8, 14, 15, 21 and 22 December.

There’ll be five thirty minute performances daily, tickets are £4 for children, £3 for adults. Father Christmas is very busy during December so pre-booking is essential and please take note that normal admission charges to Trerice still apply.

Father Christmas in the Drawing Room at Trerice

Father Christmas at Trerice

Visit Father Christmas in the drawing room at Trerice for tales of Christmases past and gifts.

Craft activities

Spend time together this winter preparing for Christmas in the hayloft where you can make festive gifts and decorations every weekend from 11am-3pm.

Willow wreaths

On 30 November and 1 December get the whole family together to weave the foundations of a willow wreath for the door at home, £4 each. Build a willow frame with the volunteers at Trerice and add some simple, seasonal foliage freshly pruned from the garden. Take it home where you can personalise it and add more decorations or keep it simple and hang it on the door straight away. 

Beeswax candles

Saturday and Sunday 7 and 8 December tightly roll pressed sheets of wax to make a sweet-smelling beeswax candle, £2 each. They’re perfect as a small present or a decorative treat to add some warmth and colour to the short winter days.

Christmas tree decorations

On the final two weekends of Christmas opening (14, 15, 21 and 22 December) take inspiration from the plaster stars hanging in the barn ceiling and decorate your own festive shapes to hang on the tree at home.

Paint wood slices for a creative wooden ornament to hang on the tree, both of these activities are great for families to work together and create a set of personalised decorations.

Prices for the decorations are: £1 for 1 plaster decoration, £1.50 for 2 plaster decorations, £2 for 3 plaster decorations and £2 per wood slice.

Eat, drink and be merry

Festive Tudor banquets

November and December sees the return of the popular, festive Tudor banquets where you’ll be taken back in time to Tudor Trerice and join Sir John Arundell for a festive three-course meal under a sky of gold plaster stars in the barn restaurant.

A table laid ready for a banquet feast

Tudor banquets at Trerice

It's 1573 and Sir John Arundell has invited you to a feast in his brand new mansion. The night will be filled with a three-course meal, live entertainment, music and song from a bygone era.

Christmas choir performances

Wind down this winter with carolling performances at Trerice. Under a sky of golden stars hung in the rafters, enjoy a chorus of festive song from local choirs and treats in the barn restaurant.

The local choirs joining us for 2019 are the following:

Trerice Volunteer Choir: 30 November, 7, 14 and 22 December 
Washaway West Gallery Choir: 1 and 15 December
Levow Kesson: 8 December
Stithians Ladies Choir: 21 December  

If you're part of a local choir who'd like to register interest in performing at Trerice in 2020 please contact us via email.