Christmas at Trerice

Tudor Father Christmas in the Great Chamber at Trerice

Warm yourself by the fire, remember Christmases past, make decorations for the tree, celebrate with good food and visit a very special Father Christmas. Your guide to the festive season at Trerice.

Father Christmas

It wouldn’t be Christmas at Trerice without a visit from Tudor Father Christmas. Visit him in the Great Chamber to hear tales and traditions of Christmas on 2, 3, 9, 10, 16 & 17 December. There’ll be five thirty minute performances daily, tickets are £3.50 for children, £2.50 for adults available on the day through reception.

Tudor Father Christmas in the Great Chamber at Trerice

Tudor Father Christmas 

Christmas at Trerice wouldn't be complete without a visit from Father Christmas...

Craft activities

Make the tree more personal this Christmas and add festive finishing touches to decorations at a craft activity. Take inspiration from a sky of golden stars in the barn restaurant and paint plaster shapes on 2, 3, 9, 10, 16 & 17 December. At £1 for 1, £1.50 for 2 and £2 for 3 it’s perfect for the whole family to make a set together.

Weave willow on 2, 3, 9 & 10 December to decorate your front door with an individual, handmade wreath at £3 each. Or why not have some fun with colour and make lollypop Christmas trees to hang on the tree on 16 & 17 December at £1 each.

Gold stars hang in the barn restaurant
Plaster stars in the barn restaurant at Trerice

Eat, drink & be merry

What better way to celebrate Christmas with friends than over food? On 7 & 14 December tour Trerice ‘put-to-bed’ with the conservation team followed by a traditional two-course Christmas lunch and carolling from the Trerice volunteer choir in the barn restaurant. Suitable for groups, booking is essential, £22.50 per person. 

On 24 November, 2 & 15 December travel back in time to Tudor Trerice and join Sir John Arundell for a festive Christmas banquet in his new manor house. It’s an evening of laughter, song and festive food inspired by the Tudor era. Suitable for groups, booking is essential £32.00 per person.
Call 01637 839910 for more information and booking these events.

Actors performing at a Christmas banquet

Christmas Tudor banquets  

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

Choirs

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 and mince pies in the barn restaurant.

The Trerice volunteer choir, formed in 2015, will be returning with three performances on 3, 9 & 17 December (as well as the two Christmas lunches). While the Washaway West Gallery Choir will be singing on Saturday 16 December.

Trerice volunteer choir performing in the Great Hall
Trerice volunteer choir performing in the Great Hall