Visit the Victorian Father Christmas at Charlecote Park…

We’re revisiting 1842 for our festive celebrations this year
and we hope that you will join us.

In many ways, it was the Victorian’s who created the Christmas we all know and love. The decorated Christmas tree adorning the family home (something Prince Albert made popular in 1841),  pulling crackers together and even the very act of giving gifts can be attributed to the Victorians!

There is someone who might look a little different in their 1842 inspired costume…
Green Father Christmas_Charlecote Park

Ho ho ho! Our traditional Father Christmas

The children of George & Mary Elizabeth, our Victorian residents, would have known Father Christmas as a jolly fellow in a green outfit. The traditional green robes are said to be part of an old English midwinter festival, a sign of the returning spring! The red outfit we’re more used to seeing wasn’t really associated with the jolly chief elf until the late Victorian period when it started being seen on Christmas cards.
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Father Christmas has checked his diary and we’re very glad to say that will be taking up residence in the summerhouse to see some of our younger visitors on 28 November and 5, 12*, 13*, 19*, 20* December.

{ Please note – all of our Father Christmas sessions for 2015 have now been booked. Please check the National Trust website to find out if he is visiting is another property near you. }

Christmas in Charlecote's summerhouse

Look out for our special postbox when you’re visiting too…

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Please note: Charlecote heads into winter opening hours from 2 November and we are closed completely 23-25 December 2015.


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Now fully booked

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