Wightwick's traditional Christmas returns

The upper hall decorated for Christmas at Wightwick Manor

With a dash of colour, a sprinkle of presents and a large helping of greenery, Wightwick's recipe for a traditional Christmas returns.

The Manor in all its winter finery

Our talented team of volunteers will be decorating the Manor for a traditional Christmas between Monday 25 until Friday 29 November 2019; come along and see it all take shape. Please note: between these dates, there will be no early tours, entry to the Manor will be from 12 noon only. On Tuesday 26 November, entry to the Manor will be from 1pm as we will be bringing in the trees.

Our decorations will be on display for all to see from Saturday 30 November until Sunday 5 January 2020. As you walk around the Manor, take in our volunteers beautiful handiwork in creating a traditional Victorian family Christmas.

Remember the Manor is closed on Christmas Day and Boxing Day. The site can be very busy at weekends, especially when Father Christmas is visiting, so we recommend visiting during the week if you are able.

Join the Mander family at Wightwick Manor for a traditional Christmas
The dining room table set for Christmas Dinner at Wightwick Manor
Join the Mander family at Wightwick Manor for a traditional Christmas

Meet Father Christmas

Father Christmas will be setting up his sitting room in the Manor once again, and is joining us on the 14, 15, 21 & 22 of December 2019, between 10:30 and 4. Due to immense popularity, all tickets must be pre-booked via our website. Tickets will go on sale from the first week in November. More details to follow soon.

There will not be any on the door tickets as this is a timed event with no options to 'squeeze in' any more.

Tickets cost £10.00 per child which includes a gift from Father Christmas and entry to a craft activity. All children and accompanying adults who aren't members of the National Trust need to pay a garden entry price. Tickets on sale early November 2019  - please keep an eye on our What's On page or on our Facebook page.

Enjoy a Wightwick Christmas!
Father Christmas sitting in his grotto at Wightwick Manor, with his two elves and Mrs Claus.
Enjoy a Wightwick Christmas!

Something for the grown-ups

Winter Wine Tasting Evening with Halfpenny Green Wine EstateFriday 29 November 2019, 7:30pm - 9:30pm

Join Helen Farquharson from the local Halfpenny Green Wine Estate for an evening tasting some of their finest wines in the tea-room here at Wightwick.

Guests will enjoy six half glasses of wine – including sparkling wine - tasting notes and canapes.

Helen will guide you through the history of wine, its production process and tasting notes for each wine for an informative yet entertaining evening with your friends and family.

There will also be an opportunity to buy that perfect Christmas gift selected from the range of wine tasted during the evening.

Strictly over 18's only - proof of ID may be required if you look under 25.

£45 per person, booking essential. Over 18's only. To book, please click the link above, or call 0344 249 1895.

Warm up at our winter wine tasting evening with Halfpenny Green Wine Estate
The logo for Halfpenny Green Wine Estate
Warm up at our winter wine tasting evening with Halfpenny Green Wine Estate

Do a little Christmas Shopping

With our special range of William Morris inspired products Wightwick Manor's shop is a great place to find a present with a difference, perfect for any Arts & Crafts lover. We are also stocking a range of live Christmas trees for the first time this year - along with the decorations!

Make Christmas extra special this year!
A Christmas display of tree ornaments made from felt, paper trees and festive food in jars.
Make Christmas extra special this year!

Drama in the Parlour

'Another Christmas Carol' - Wednesday 11 December 2019, 7:30pm - 9:30pm - SOLD OUT

Join us in the Great Parlour for this original stage-play. Brought to you by Don't Go Into The Cellar Theatre - the British Empire's leading practitioners of macabre Victoriana!

Enjoy an audience with Charles Dickens as he regales you with this hitherto-unknown festive tale.

In the style of the public performances the great Victorian writer gave during the nineteenth century, this one-man stage show is the perfect seasonal treat to whet your appetite for the Yuletide celebrations!

Expect chills, laughter and sentiment as Mr Dickens presents, for one night only, Another Christmas Carol!

£20 per person, booking essential. Suitable for children over 16 years, but they must be accompanied by a full-paying adult. To book, please click the link above, or call 0344 249 1895.

Don't Go Into The Cellar presents...
A poster for 'Another Christmas Carol' a play by Don't Go Into The Cellar theatre Company, with the title inside a Christmas wreath.
Don't Go Into The Cellar presents...

Please note: Sadly, there will be no Christmas Carol concerts at Wightwick Manor this year. Please check other local property listings for this type of event.