Seasonal celebrations at Holkham

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Join in the festivities as the doors swing open to Holkham Hall for their traditional seasonal celebrations – Christmas will arrive this weekend in a blaze of decorations, horse-drawn carriages and storytelling.

See the hall magnificently decorated with Christmas trees galore, real greenery from the park, amazing decorations, delicious scents and candlelight.

Meet costumed characters from Christmas past and the cheeky elves who love to sing and play their ukuleles. Listen to magical music and choirs singing or the storyteller with his captivating tales.

Add a touch of sparkle with the angelic art activity, enjoy a horse-drawn carriage ride or have your face painted and get into character this yuletide.

Festive food and drink and a visit to the gift shop to find that perfect present, all add to the Christmas spirit.

Christmas Celebrations take place Saturday and Sunday this weekend, and next weekend, both from 10am to 5pm. The courtyard, gift shop and cafe open at 10am, Holkham Hall opens at 11am.

For ticket information call Holkham ticket office on 01328 713111 or email ticketoffice@holkham.co.uk

There will be lots of activities for children during these weekends, but children will only be able see Father Christmas on December 20 and 21, when he will be making a special appearance at Holkham.

As the big day approaches head to Holkham Hall for their special Audience with Father Christmas as he stops off during his busy schedule to head to the Saloon at Holkham Hall.

It’s a chance to listen to tales of wonderment and to meet Father and Mother Christmas and the band of cheeky elves too, whose infectious Christmas spirit will welcome one and all.

There will be presents for all of the younger visitors to add to the excitement, plus a glass of Prosecco or a soft drink and a festive biscuit.

Visitors will also have the chance to browse the Christmas pop-up shop in the hall after the performance for last-minute presents and festive treats.

Performances take place at intervals throughout the day, and the show lasts around 45 minutes. Tickets for the show can only be booked online and in advance by going to www.holkham.co.uk