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Visitors exploring the Christmas decorations inside the house at Killerton, Devon
Visitors exploring the Christmas decorations inside the house at Killerton, Devon | © National Trust Images/Steve Haywood

Christmas

Christmas Day might be over, but there's still plenty to do at the places in our care. We'll be adding details of our Christmas 2024 events later in the year, so please check back closer to the time.

Festive things to do

The Winter Lights Trail at Waddesdon Manor, Buckinghamshire
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Christmas lights and winter illuminations 

During winter, many of the places in our care are transformed with colour as they host winter illuminations and lights trails. Check back later in the year for details of the events coming up in 2024.

Visiting Father Christmas in his magical Grotto at Dinefwr, Carmarthenshire

Visit Father Christmas 

Plan a festive family day out and meet Father Christmas in his grotto this Christmas. You can even settle down for a storytelling session or leave a gift at a reverse grotto at some of the places in our care.

Christmas at Powis Castle, Powys
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Historic houses decked out for Christmas 

Step back in time and experience a historic Christmas first-hand. From the 1800s to the 1980s, see houses decked out with decorations from across history at the places in our care.

Two women, one holding a small child, stand by the wooden stalls and fairy lights of the Christmas market, busy with shoppers, at Waddesdon Manor, Buckinghamshire

Christmas markets and winter fairs 

Find perfect Christmas presents or stock up on seasonal treats and decorations at a Christmas market or winter fair.

People are seen making Christmas wreaths using holly and other materials at Knole in Kent

Christmas craft workshop events 

Join a Christmas craft workshop to learn how to create colourful decorations and memorable gifts, all in beautifully festive surroundings.

Plan your Christmas 2023 visit

    Family walking down the main drive with lady in a tramper at Shugborough Estate, Staffordshire - CTA crop only

    Where will you visit next?

    Discover lots of gardens, historic houses, days out at the coast and more.