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.

Also, talking of something a 'bit different', don't miss our magical 'winter woodland' display in the Picture Room.

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

Festive Family Trail and special guest

From 7 December, families can follow our Christmas trail to discover the fun of a 1920s 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 will be sold on a first come, first served basis.

Art Deco highlights in the house include the crystal and silver dining room and a department store feature upstairs, complete with a 1920s Christmas window display.