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Oh Yes It Is... A Fairytale Christmas

The Disney character Belle's yellow dress is in the foreground on a stand before a fully decorated Christmas tree
The scene is set for a panto-themed Christmas at Ormesby Hall this year | © National Trust / Laura Kennedy

Plans for Christmas at Ormesby Hall in 2024 will be shared here once they are confirmed. You can keep up to date with our events by visiting our events page of this website and by following our page on Facebook. Below was our Christmas scheduling for last year.

Oh Yes It Is ... A Fairytale Christmas                                          

The decorated hall is open every Friday - Monday, from 24 November 2023, 10.30am - 3pm. Also open Monday 18, Tuesday 19, Wednesday 20 and Thursday 21 December 2023.

The scene is set for one and all for a panto themed Christmas at Ormesby Hall. The rooms will be adorned with sparkling lights, pantomime inspired decorations and the fresh sweet smell of winter foliage from the garden.

From the moment you arrive you will enter a theatrical atmosphere in the house, from bright colours and of course Christmas trees and decorations from some of the most beloved pantomimes, such as Cinderella and Beauty and the Beast. You can also pop into the laundry to colour in a pantomime themed Christmas card to take home during your visit.

Enjoy seasonal food and hot drinks from the café (last orders at 3pm)

Normal admission applies to visit Ormesby Hall, house, garden and cafe.

Want to be a part of the show? Dress up and take to the stage to perform for family and friends, then head upstairs in the house to go backstage for more pantomime fun.

Please note last entry into the house is 3pm.

Discover more about Christmas at Ormesby Hall and opening times:

Festive Evenings

Friday 1 and Saturday 2 December 2023, 6pm - 8.30pm

Join us for a late-night opening with festive music, food and drink stalls to enjoy by the fire pit and a chance to see the house decorated for Christmas at night.

Please note the garden will be closed. Normal admission applies to access this event.

Festive treats in the cafe

Enjoy seasonal food and hot drinks from the café (last orders at 3pm) and warm yourself by the fire pit in the garden. There will be some festive treats to taste, from gingerbread biscuits, mince pie brownie, festive scones (cranberry) and orange, cranberry & almond cake

Girl sipping a large cup of hot chocolate with marshmallows on the top
Enjoy a warming cup of hot chocolate | © National Trust Images / John Millar

Meet Father Christmas at Ormesby Hall: FULLY BOOKED

Add a touch of magic to your visit to Ormesby Hall with a visit to Father Christmas! Join him and his friendly Elf in the festively decorated Library to tell him your Christmas wishes, before receiving a special gift to take home. Father Christmas will see 8 children per timeslot. Each child and their family will get their own dedicated time with Father Christmas and his elf within the 30-minute time slot. Normal admission prices apply, plus an additional £5.50 per child. Booking is essential. Please note all dates are fully booked. 

Christmas Tree Sales

It's that time of year again, where will fill our homes with festive cheer, with twinkly lights, and of course, a show-stopping tree.

Tree sales will be open every Friday - Sunday from 24th November 2023, 10.30am - 4pm, until sold out.

What to expect when arriving to buy your tree?

Please join our car queue using the Coach Entrance on Church Lane (TS7 9AS) and follow directions. You will still be able to choose your own tree once you have parked in the stables courtyard. (Please note: we are unable to shape or trim your tree base as we have been able to in previous years.)

Don't put it off - when they're gone they're gone!

Why buy from us?

You are not only getting a beautiful, sustainably sourced Nordmann Fir, but that warm, fuzzy feeling that comes from supporting a conservation charity and Ormesby Hall

Please check social media for more information on Christmas tree sales:

Useful information

Tree sizes: 5ft, 6ft, 7ft, 8ft

Christmas tree prices start from £40

Wreaths made from foliage on the estate for sale: £14

Card and cash payments

And more

And don't forget everything else Ormesby Hall has to offer, too. There's the model railway layouts, the natural play area, formal garden and warm yourself by the fire pit.

An admission ticket for the house and garden is needed to visit and enjoy the activities, with National Trust members and under 5s free admission.