Christmas at Ushaw

The most wonderful time of the year is approaching, alongside our annual light show Illuminating Ushaw get into the festive spirit at Ushaw as we have a variety of family events planned throughout the season!

Father Christmas at Ushaw | Tuesdays & Wednesdays in December, 10:30am – 12pm & 1pm – 2:30pm 

Want to make memories with your little ones this December? Visit Ushaw’s Winter Woodland and meet Father Christmas in his cosy Yuletide Yurt.

Booking required, you can do so here

Handmade Christmas Gift Fair | Friday 9th December, 11am – 3pm

We’re excited to welcome you to Ushaw for a day of beautiful handcrafted gift inspiration, with an exquisite array of stunning handmade gift stalls plus lots more!

Admission to our Handmade Christmas Gift Fair is FREE, see more

The Snowman – Live Orchestra | Saturday 10th December, 11:30 – 12pm, 12:30pm – 1pm & 1:30pm – 2pm

Join us for a screening and live performance of The Snowman performed by talented young musicians of Durham Music Youth Orchestra and Choir.

Booking required, you can do so here

Christmas Carols at Ushaw | Tuesday 13th & Thursday 15th December, 7:30pm – 9pm

Taking place in the enchantingly decorated St Cuthbert’s Chapel, enjoy an evening of traditional and much loved Christmas carols, with seasonal readings.

Booking required, you can do so here

Elf Academy with Activate Theatre | Saturday 17th & Sunday 18th December, 10:30am – 12pm & 1pm – 2:30pm

Take part in a magical elfish workshop this Christmas with Activate Theatre, where you can learn how to be the best elf in Lapland.

Booking required, you can do so here

Christmas Shopping Nights | Thursdays from 24th November – 15th December, 4pm – 9pm

Our Gift Shop is brimming with beautiful festive decorations and unique gifts, on select evenings, get your Christmas shopping done here at Ushaw.

Admission to our Christmas Shopping Nights is FREE, see more

Christmas Daytime Garden Trail | Daily from 2nd December – 23rd December, 11am-4pm

Can you seek out festive-themed symbols dotted around our grounds and gardens?

Included with Ushaw Annual Pass and Daily Admission.

Illuminated Ushaw: Land of Enchantment | First three weekends in December, various timeslots

Illuminating Ushaw returns for the third time! This year, the stunning interior of St. Cuthbert’s Chapel will be open to the public for the first time. There’s no place better than Illuminating Ushaw: Land of Enchantment to get your festive celebrations underway!

Booking required, you can do so here


Date

04 Dec 2022 - 02 Jan 2023

Location

Ushaw Historic House, Chapels & Gardens
Woodland Road, County Durham, County Durham, DH7 7DW, United Kingdom

Cost

Various Prices

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