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Churchill's Champagne Christmas

Join us at Chartwell as we celebrate 150 years since the birth of Sir Winston Churchill with ‘Churchill’s Champagne Christmas’.

  • Booking not needed
  • Free event (admission applies)

“I could not live without Champagne. In victory I deserve it. In defeat I need it.” Winston Churchill, 1946

Prepare to be transported back in time to a sparkling 1930s Christmas party. Be greeted in the Sitting Room by golden garlands, twinkling lights, and the warmth of a winter fire. Make your way through to the Drawing Room to experience the party in full swing, where the canapes are served and the Champagne’s on ice. Enjoy a quieter moment in the Library with its beautifully decorated Christmas tree and imagine Churchill sneaking away from the main event for a cheeky cigar.

Venture upstairs for a glimpse of how Lady Clementine Churchill prepares for the Christmas season before heading downstairs to rejoin the Champagne celebrations. In the Dining Room, feast your eyes on a very special birthday cake to mark the occasion before witnessing how Chartwell's Kitchen staff would have created the perfect Champagne Christmas.

Throughout the house, our knowledgeable room guides will regale you with tales of Chartwell Christmas’s gone by, all against a backdrop of festive music merging with the clinking of champagne flutes.

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The basics

Suitability

Children welcome.

Meeting point

Go to our Visitor Centre upon arrival.

What to bring and wear

Dress up warm for winter weather.

Accessibility

Accessible toilet by the Visitor Centre and in the Garden toilets just past the house.

Contact info

Central Box Office

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