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A close-up image of a Christmas tree with lights and baubles at Uppark, with more lights out of focus in the background
Festive decorations on a Christmas tree | © National Trust Images/John Millar

Christmas in Wiltshire

Find out how world-famous landscapes and magnificent houses around Wiltshire are transformed for Christmas. Plan your festive day out and find lots of things to see and do with all the family.

Top Christmas days out in Wiltshire

Festive house decorations and spectacularly decorated Christmas trees, Stourhead, Wiltshire

Festive fun at Stourhead 

Get ready for a season of festive joy at Stourhead with a schedule full of wonderful activities and a beautifully decorated house. Experience a magical Christmas season and make magical memories.

A mother and daughter beside a Christmas tree

Christmas at Avebury 

Join us at Avebury this festive season as we tell the story of The Twelve Days of Christmas. The manor will be decorated with hand-crafted ornaments made by the volunteers team and each room will be dressed to reflect a different part of this traditional Christmas carol.

Two visitors in the cloister looking at one of the Christmas Trees decorated for Lacock's Community Christmas Tree Festival, Lacock Abbey, Wiltshire

Christmas at Lacock 

All was bright and full of light at Lacock for the Christmas festivities in 2023. We invited you to follow the reindeer trail around the village and take part in the activity stations around the abbey, themed around the Aurora Borealis. The Community Christmas Tree festival was once more celebrated in the Cloister, with the Great Hall decked out in traditional decorations. The Lacock Christmas Grotto was open for special Storytime sessions with Christmas guests (even Father Christmas couldn't resist a pop in closer to the big day!), and you could pose for a Christmas pic in the sleigh parked in the Courtyard.

A man with a young girl on his shoulders looking at Christmas lights

Christmas lights at Stourhead 

A million twinkling lights are set to bring the garden to life as the Christmas at Stourhead illuminated trail returns in 2024.

Two adults and a child look at the house, with its pediment supported by columns, at Stourhead, Wiltshire

Discover more in Wiltshire

World-famous gardens, villages and ancient landscapes, and some lesser-known gems can all be found in Wiltshire.