Make it a Christmas to remember
Many of our childhood memories revolve around Christmas and the magical colours,
lights, smells and excitement associated with it. This year you can enjoy those simple
pleasures once more at the National Trust.
Escape the hustle and bustle of the high street and enjoy a truly magical experience, as
the National Trust goes all out to make it a Christmas to remember. Gaze at the splendour
of richly decorated rooms, enjoy the timeless sounds of carol singers and savour the
wonderful scents of cinnamon, nutmeg and roasting chestnuts.
Here are our Christmas events you wont want to miss:
Christmas at Blickling, Norfolk
First three weekends in December, 11am 7pm
The new Christmas at Blickling features a feast of traditional Christmas attractions. The
Hall will be as youve never seen it before, with every room stunningly decorated for
a traditional Christmas by flower arrangers from across the region, complemented by a
beautiful display of lights in the garden. There will be craft, food and vintage fairs in
the courtyard marquee not to mention a great range of gifts in the shop. Look out for
Father Christmas in his workshop and an enchanted trail for younger visitors to follow.
Why not treat yourself to a mouth watering Christmas lunch in the restaurant? There really
is something for all the family this festive season at Blickling Hall.
Free entry to marquee, normal admission to hall and garden, National Trust members free.
Call for more details on 01263 738030.
Christmas at Oxburgh, Norfolk
Weekends 11, 12, 18 & 19 December, 11am 6pm
Come and see Oxburgh Hall in all its splendour, dressed for a traditional family
Christmas, with Christmas trees, swags and wreaths. And for those whove written a
list for Father Christmas, this is your chance to give it to him in person. Look out for
his reindeer and have your photograph taken with them, as they make a special appearance
on the weekend of 18 and 19 December. There will be carols and festive music to spread a
little cheer, craft activities for children and Christmas wreaths will be available to buy
made from foliage on the estate. Dont forget to indulge yourself with mince pies,
mulled wine and turkey baps; the gift shop is also the perfect place to find those last
minute gifts for young and old alike.
Free admission to Garden and Estate. Entry into the house adult £5, child £2 (including
NT members). Meet Father Christmas, 11am 4pm. £3 per child (includes present).
Christmas at Felbrigg Hall, Norfolk
Friday 17 & Saturday 18 December, 5.30 pm 8.30pm
See the downstairs rooms of Felbrigg Hall decorated for Christmas and meet some of the
characters from its Victorian past. Staff and volunteers have been busy getting the house
ready, using evergreen from the estate. From swags over the fireplaces to garlands, table
centrepieces and a Christmas tree with traditional decorations, such as cinnamon sticks
and dried orange slices. Smell the aroma of mulled wine warming on the stove in the old
kitchen as the cook and maids go about their business. A magical time of year to step
inside this beautiful and intimate house, dont leave without enjoying a glass of
mulled wine and mince pies in the brasserie and a visit to the gift shop for those last
This event will operate a limited number of timed tickets for admission to the hall.
£12.50, booking essential on 01263 837444.