Christmas at The Arboretum

01 December 2014

Monday 1 December 2014

The Arboretum will launch its programme of seasonal events with a Christmas Gift and Food Fair taking place on the weekend of the 6th/7th December. Other festive attractions, running right throughout the Christmas season, include storytelling with Santa, holly wreath making and a candle-lit carol service.

Many thousands of visitors are expected over the next month, with the full programme of activities that they can participate in including the following:

Christmas Gift and Food Fair - 6 & 7 December 
Our beautiful wintry landscape, combined with stalls of gifts and festive treats, makes this the perfect time to enjoy the Arboretum. Free entry.

Stories with Santa - 6 & 7 December
Children can board the Arboretum Express for festive storytelling this December. All children will also receive a mini Christmas tree sapling, complete with "adoption" certificate, to plant and watch grow at home. £10 per child, advanced booking required.

Holly Wreath Making - 6 & 7 December 
Make your own Christmas holly wreath to dress your front door. This fun and festive workshop will provide you with the skills necessary to create a beautiful wreath to take home. Equipment will be provided, as well as a warming festive treat of mince pies and mulled wine. £27 per person, advance booking is required.

Christmas Lunch with Lola Lamour –11 and 17 December
Join us for a traditional Christmas lunch with vintage-style musical entertainment from forties starlet Lola Lamour. Our glamourous songstress will add a vintage twist to the festive fun. Period attire encouraged but not essential. £29.95 per person, advance booking is required.

Christmas Truce Walk - 13, 14, 20 & 21 December 
Enjoy a 90-minute guided tour introducing some of our World War I linked memorials before finishing at the new FA Football Remembers Memorial. Mulled wine and mince pies will provide a warming festive treat after the walk. £7 per person, advanced booking is required.

Candle-lit Carols at the Arboretum - 20 December 
The Arboretum will be open after hours on the 20th December for our special Candle-lit Carol service. Suitable for all ages, it will fill you with the festive spirit. Free entry. Song books and candles will be available to purchase.