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

Christmas in Suffolk

Christmas isn't far away, which means it's time to get into the festive spirit. Join us at Ickworth for an exciting new Christmas experience for 2023. There will also be Christmas crafts, Yuletide celebrations and more.

New for 2023

Two glass decanters filled with brandy and cherry on a large silver tray with five glasses. behind is a blurred christmas tree background

Christmas at Ickworth 

Join the festivities at Ickworth Estate and step back in time for a Georgian inspired Christmas celebration. The Rotunda is the setting for Stage Splendour, with theatrical staging throughout. From a snow-covered forest of trees, an opulent dinner party and comedy party scene, experience Ickworth house like never before. Head to the West Wing Gallery for children’s Christmas Crafts or go in search for woodland animals on the outdoor family trail. Visit the café for a tasty Christmas treat or pick up the perfect gift in the shop.

What's on this Christmas in Suffolk

A young girl hanging a label on a twig Christmas tree in the High Hall at Sutton Hoo

Yule at Sutton Hoo 

Discover what the festive period meant to the Anglo-Saxons living 1500 year ago and find out where our traditions came from with Yuletide celebration at Sutton Hoo.

A woman and little boy looking at decorations and wishes hanging from a Christmas tree

Christmas at Lavenham Guildhall 

Enjoy the magical Christmas lights and spectacular tree in the market square, follow a festive family trail in the Guildhall and indulge in some seasonal specials in the tea-room.

Coastguard Cottages at Dunwich Heath, with frost-covered heathland in the foreground

Christmas at Dunwich Heath 

Christmas at Dunwich Heath and Beach has finished for 2023. Please check back later on in the year for more details about Christmas in 2024.

A gold heart and red stocking Christmas decoration in the branches of a Christmas tree

Christmas at Flatford 

We'll be celebrating the festive season at Flatford this year with decorations, winter treats and Christmas crafts. Enjoy a winter walk in the Suffolk countryside with your loved ones, or join one of our Christmas events. There's also a seasonal menu in our cosy tea-room and a chance to pick up the perfect stocking filler from the shop.

The gift of giving

A selection of fashion accessories, including a hat, scarf and gloves, next to a Christmas tree

Your Christmas gift guide 

Searching for the perfect Christmas presents for friends and family? Take a look at our 2023 Christmas gift guide for a selection of thoughtful and sustainable gifts that also help to take care of nature, beauty and history.

Visitors sit in the boat shelter in the garden at Glendurgan Garden

Gift membership 

Stuck for Christmas gift ideas? Give someone special a whole year of adventures with National Trust gift membership. Whether you're searching for a present for mum, dad, your grandparents or a friend who wants to explore more places, a gift membership could make their year.

Walk to try this festive season

    View across the canal towards the Summer House, church, walled garden and Rotunda at Ickworth, Suffolk.

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