December at the Arboretum

With tasty treats, seasonal crafts and a warm welcome, the Arboretum is the perfect place to gather with family and friends this festive season.

Christmas food and gift Fair

1 & 2 December, 9am-5pm

Enjoy exploring the beautiful wintry landscape of the Arboretum before browsing for those perfect handmade Christmas gifts and tasty festive treats.

FREE entry. Donations appreciated. Find out more.

 Food and Gift Fair


Holly Wreath Making Workshops

1 & 2 December, 10am & 1pm

The perfect festive activity, this two-hour tutorial includes all the materials and instruction you need to create an elegant, natural holly wreath.

£30 per person. Groups discounts available. Find out more.

Holly Wreath Making


Illuminated Arboretum

12-21 December, From 6pm

A stunning and awe-inspiring immersive experience, this event will see the Arboretum and some of its memorials ‘shown in another light’.

£10 Adult, £6 Child. Group discounts available. Find out more.

Illuminated Arboretum


carols by candlelight

22 December, 6pm

The highlight of our festive calendar, this traditional carol concert takes place in Heroes' Square surrounded by candles and illuminated trees. Music will be provided by the Burton Salvation Army Band. Early arrival recommended. Carol books and candles will be available to purchase.

FREE entry. Donations appreciated. Find out more.

 Carols by Candlelight


Memory tree

Daily throughout December*

Add the memory of a loved one to our Memory Tree, located inside the Remembrance Centre throughout the festive season.  

Suggested donation £2.

 Memory Tree


Christmas as a group

We are hosting many events throughout December that are 'great for groups', including some exclusive groups only offers. Please click here for more information. 

Groups Christmas