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Christmas at National Properties North East

We Love visiting National Trust properties and Christmas time is just another level. Seeing all of the historic buildings decorated for the festive season is just the best. We do have our favourites, but this year we are planning on getting to most properties for the festivities. Keep an eye out on our socials for photos.

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Find out more about events at Wallington HERE

Reindeer Trail - As you walk from the car park see if you can find santas reindeer

Courtyard tree will be ready to greet you as you enter

Giant Reindeer selfie opportunity outside the house

Decroated house, each room will be decorated and you can also see the 20ft tree in central hall

Father Christmas Walkaround on weekends - 2nd Dec - 23rd Dec

Mrs Christmas Storytelling on weekends - 2nd-23rd Dec

Live Music

Crafts Workshops

Festive menu in the cafe


Find out more about events at Gibside HERE

Enjoy the Chapel all decorated

15ft luminous Buck, christmas trees and decorated market place

Follow the North Star to the stables for a father christmas encounter on the immersive theatre experience - Booking is rewuired and this is ontop of your admission

Woodland Fairy trail - self led, free with admission

Kids Crafts - Paper wreath making - Free with admission

Cragside House

Find out more about events at Cragside HERE

*The house is closed during winter for maintenece*

Merry Maze Trail - Look out near tumbleton lake for the quiz questions and jolly selfie props

Self Led, Free with your admission

From 2nd Dec - 1st Jan

Mischevious Mice Trail - around the visitors centre, Keep a look out for the mischevious mice.

Self Led, Free with your admission

From 2nd Dec - 1st Jan

Christmas Crafts - Get crafty in the stables making wooden decorations to take home.

Self Led, Free with admission

2nd, 3rd, 16th, 17th, 23rd, 1st Dec

Help decorate the Wish Tree - Write your hopes and dreams for 2024 on a tag and hang it on the wishing tree.

Self led, Free with admission

2nd Dec - 1st Jan

Alnwick Symphonic woodwind ensemble will be given a short performance on the 9th Dec under the Christmas Tree at the visitors centre.

Seaton Delaval Hall

Find out more about events at Seaton Delaval Hall HERE

Enjoy the simpler side of Christmas with Natural decorations inside and out

Robins Winter Trail - self led, free with admission from 2nd Dec - 7th Jan

Choirs & Live music - Throughout December

Festive Treats in the brewhouse

North Yorkshire National Trust Events

Benningbrough Hall

Find out more about events at Benningbrough HERE

Elf Antics - Stories, list checking and festive antics in the laundry room

Limited tickets remaining

Extra fees apply ontop of admission

2nd -17th December

Ormesby Hall

Find out more about events at Ormesby Hall HERE

Decorated house

This year the house is decorated in the panto theme, Oh Yes It Is..... again.

 It was stunning last year and although we have already seen the decor we will still be going to have a look.

Crafts in the laundry house - Create your own Christmas Card, Free with admission

Ormesby Hall is Open Friday - Monday and 18th,19th,20th,21st December

Nunnington Hall

Find out more about events at Nunnington Hall HERE

Christmas throughout the years - Enjoy the house decorated with each room a different theme from Tudor, Victorian, 80s and more. Running until 17th December

On Sundays a local choir will be singing some festive tunes

Treasurers House

Gifts from afar - The stories from Frank Greens journal are brought to life. Lots of the decorations are hand made y the lovely volunteers. Included in admission running until 17th December.

Spot the stag trail - The Green Family crset is a stag, can you find the hidden stags around the house? Included in admission

Check out these other festive guides



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