Celebrate a 1930s Christmas at Upton

Dining room table at Christmas in crystal and silver

If you’re looking for something a little different this Christmas, Upton House has the answer with a festive calendar of events and the chance to see first hand how the previous owners created a Christmas family home perfectly in keeping with the arrival of the jazz era.

The house has been decorated to mirror how Lord and Lady Bearsted would have celebrated the festivities in the 1930s. There are A5 cards in four of the rooms giving hints and tips for how to recreate this stunning style in your own homes.

The stunning dolls' house in the inglenook will be decorated with twinkling lights and tiny Christmas decorations too. Also, talking of something a 'bit different', don't miss our magical 'winter woodland' display in the Picture Room.

a stall from a previous year's craft fair

Christmas craft fair 2019

Join us on 30 November and 1 December for our popular Christmas Fair. This is a great way to get into the festive spirit with a carefully selected range of stalls including some beautiful options for gifts.

Christmas tree on left with mother and daughter walking by, fireplace behind

Meet Father Christmas

From 7 December, families can pick up an activity sheet to discover the fun of a 1930s Christmas and meet a special guest. Buy your tickets when you book your timed entry to the house at the Land Agent's hut in the shop courtyard. Tickets are £6 and will be sold on a first come, first served basis.