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Christmas at Anglesey Abbey

The Oak Room at Christmas with decorations and gifts under Christmas tree at Anglesey Abbey, Cambridgeshire
The Oak Room at Christmas at Anglesey Abbey, Cambridgeshire | © National Trust Images/Trevor Ray Hart

Come and experience an enchanting new Christmas at Anglesey Abbey inspired by the Magic of Books. The House will be richly decorated for all to enjoy and the wider estate offers walks around the sensory winter garden, festive shopping and wintry adventures in the woodland play area.

Christmas decorations

Friday 1 December - Monday 1 January

11am - 3:30pm (last entry 2.30pm)

As a continuation of our Magic of Books exhibition, several rooms at Anglesey Abbey will feature book-inspired decorations.

Come along and be transported to Baum’s Emerald City from The Wizard of Oz, and see Hans Christian Andersen's A Little Mermaid and other great novels from the collection at Anglesey Abbey brought to life in the former home of Lord Fairhaven.

We are concentrating our Christmas offer on the ground floor of the house this year, whilst we carry out work elsewhere in the house. We hope to have the upper floors back open in spring 2024.

From Friday 1 December to Monday 1 January, entry to the house for Christmas is by pre-booked ticket only.

Book your tickets for entry to the house between 1 and 23 December

Book your tickets for entry to the house between 27 December and 1 January

Christmas choirs and concerts

Local choirs and bands will be bringing some festive cheer to Anglesey Abbey during the daytime this Christmas on the following dates:

Newmarket Town Band

Sunday 3 December

Fairhaven Singers

Saturday 9 December

Rock Choir

Sunday 10 and 17 December

City of Cambridge Brass Band

Saturday 16 December

A girl and a boy looking at a Christmas tree, covered in lights at Ickworth in Suffolk.
Children admiring a Christmas tree | © National Trust Images/Rob Stothard

Festive food and drink

Redwoods Restaurant will be open daily, serving hot drinks from festive coffees to warming hot chocolate. Pick up a bite to eat from our seasonal menu, or treat yourself to a slice of cake to round off your yuletide visit to Anglesey Abbey.

Christmas shopping

From locally made jewellery and homeware, to scrumptious gifts or cookbooks for foodies there's something for everyone. You'll even find winter-inspired plants at Anglesey Abbey including miniature Christmas trees.

Start your Christmas shopping in the knowledge that every purchase helps us to look after this special place.

Christmas tree in the front hall of Newton House at Dinefwr, Camarthenshire, Wales

Get into the festive spirit

Enjoy seasonal sparkle in the house this Christmas. Entry to the house between 1 December and 1 January is by pre-booked ticket only, book your tickets here.

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