Victorian country house Christmas party at Uppark
This article was about our Christmas activities at Uppark in 2017. We’ll be updating this with 2018 event information later on in the year. Please go to our main Uppark homepage to find out what we're doing this year.
You are invited to Lady Fetherstonhaugh's sparkling Christmas house party at Uppark this festive season. Explore the Victorian festivities above and below stairs as the household celebrates in style.
Saturday 2 December - Monday 1 January 2018
Mr. Lambert, the butler, and the rest of the Uppark household welcome you back in time as we celebrate a Victorian Christmas. The servants have been working hard preparing the most elegant Christmas the lady of the house could wish for.
The housekeeper, Mrs. Wells, has even allowed the household staff to decorate below stairs and the servants are beginning to wind-down after a busy Christmas party for her ladyship's guests and enjoy the festive season themselves.
New for 2017
Discover beautifully detailed mannequins designed and created by Denise Watson of Delicarta - bringing paper to life. See the servants clearing up after the party in the servants' quarters before sneaking up to the dining room to see how the ladies and gentlemen of the house are faring after their lavish Christmas party.
Denise is an expert in historical and theatrical costume design. Her love of theatre and fashion design come together in her intricate paper mannequins, which enthral, delight and entertain in equal measures.
Take a closer look and feel at Denise’s materials and techniques, with our moodboards and swatches.