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Christmas at Greyfriars

The Great Hall at Greyfriars with a decorated Christmas tree and festive greenery wrapped around the beams
Christmas at Greyfriars | © National Trust Images

Join us at Greyfriars this Christmas and find yourself in the festive spirit with family and friends, admire Christmas lights, and enjoy delicious homemade mince pies and traditional decorations. Visit after-dark during the Worcester Victorian Christmas Fayre and join in the lively atmosphere on Friar Street.

Christmas in the House

Tuesday 28 November - Saturday 16 December (closed on Sunday and Monday)

We can't wait to welcome you to Greyfriars this Christmas. Wander through our timber-framed house and find yourself in the festive spirit as you admire the decorations and twinkling lights.

This year we’re exploring some of our team’s favourite winter folklore, legends, and traditions – from the UK to Iceland, Greece to Sweden – and we would love for you to join us!

Join a guided tour from 12pm each day and discover 500 years of history. No pre-booking needed.

Tudor Christmas

Saturday 16 December, 10.30am - 3pm

Travel back in time and immerse yourself in what Christmas was like in the Tudor era! Wonderful reenactors from The Lippett Household will be dressed in their Tudor best and will bring you an array of festive activities, games and traditions throughout the day, all set amid the backdrop of Greyfriars House decorated with winter greenery.

This event is self-guided (no guided tours will be running on the day) but our volunteers will still be sharing stories and answering your questions.

Prices: Adult admission: £7.50, Child admission: £3.75, under 5s free. Free for National Trust members.

No booking necessary.

Two visitors sipping hot drinks outside a cafe
Cosy up with a warming drink in the Old Oak Cafe | © ©National Trust Images/Arnhel de Serra

Festive food and shopping

If you're out in Worcester City Centre and find yourself wondering where to stop for that well deserved break, we have a cosy place for you in our Old Oak Café. Enjoy delicious homemade treats and warm yourself up with a mug of something hot and a mince pie or two.

You'll have plenty of great reads to choose from in our second-hand bookshop at No.14, with titles to suit every reader, and the bookshop is always decorated with seasonal displays to help you feel inspired.

Walled garden

Wrap up warm and have a wander through the walled garden as it changes for winter. You'll come across places to sit and spend time with family and friends, such as the gazebo and garden terrace, both giving respite from the city streets and providing special chances to witness nature in an urban setting.

The Victorian Christmas Fayre

Experience the house alive with festive cheer during the Victorian Christmas Fayre, in Worcester City Centre.

Wrap up warm and see the garden illuminated during our special extended opening hours - the Fayre provides a great opportunity to experience Greyfriars after dark.

Opening hours for Greyfriars during the Fayre:

Thursday 30 November - Saturday 2 December, 11am - 7pm. Last entries 30 mins before closing.

For additional info on the Fayre, please take a look at the Worcester Victorian Christmas Fayre website.

Timber-framed house at night lit up with purple festoon lighting.
Experience Christmas at Greyfriars House & Garden | © National Trust Images
Greyfriars' House and Garden, Worcestershire. Set in the heart of historic Worcester, Greyfriars is a charming timber-framed merchant's house.

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Christmas Day might be over, but there's still plenty to do at the places in our care. We'll be adding details of our Christmas 2024 events later in the year, so please check back closer to the time.