Your exclusive visit gives you time to admire the fantastical displays as part of a limited number of guests, escorted by one of Upton’s house hosts. As you make your way down the twinkling Long Gallery, step into the spirit of Christmas with the live piano accompaniment.
Your festive evening will include a mince pie and glass of prosecco, or non-alcoholic sparkling alternative, in the double-height Picture Room with its splendid cock and jewel fable-inspired Christmas tree. Here you will join the Property Curator along with the illustrator who designed Upton's fables. Listen to stories of their creations, from inspiration to installation, as you take in the spectacle of the room displaying Lord Bearsted's Old Master portraits.
Please note, this event is for over 18s only.
We are offering two visit schedules during the evening: at the 6:30pm admission time, on arrival we will divide visitors into two groups.
The first group will be greeted and escorted directly to the Picture Room for refreshments with the Property Curator and illustrator. The second group will be welcomed into the Main Entrance Hall to begin their escorted visit. At 7:15pm the first group will be escorted back to the Main Entrance Hall to begin their tour whilst the second group are welcomed in the Picture Room for refreshments.
Please note, due to restricted parking space, if booking more than 1 ticket, we kindly ask you to car share where possible.
|Ticket type||Ticket category|
|Adult A festive evening at Upton House||£30.00|
- Booking details
Call 0344 249 1895
Over 18s only
- Meeting point
You will be met outside the main entrance to the house, where you can also park
- What to bring and wear
Dress warmly. The temperature of the house is carefully controlled to conserve the historic interiors and collection items, which means it can feel quite cold on a winter's night.
There is a level-access route across the ground floor of the house. The Picture Room is on the lower-ground floor with step access only, but can be viewed from the library above.
We invite children and their families to share the fun of Aesop's ancient and well-known fables, which we've re-imagined with a cheeky hint to Upton. Bring smiles to little faces when you join in with our special family quest.
Join us as we re-imagine Aesop's fables this Christmas. See the house decorated with enchanting displays of some of these ancient moral tales.