Christmas is definitely not cancelled this year!
We’re so excited to be hosting a variety of festive events over November and December, with something for everyone. Have some family fun at our Winter Light Trail or for a strictly grown-up affair, explore the Abbey on a candlelit tour; with a mince pie and glass of mulled wine.
Our Santa’s Grotto and Wreathmaking Workshops are now sold out, but the fun does not stop there. Take a look below at what is on offer:
🎄 Christmas inside the Abbey | Wednesdays, Thursdays and Sundays Until 12th December
Come and explore a festively decorated Delapré Abbey on Wednesdays, Thursdays and Sundays from 11am to 4pm (last entry 3pm) until the 12th December. History tours take place each day at 11:30am and 2pm, where you will be guided through the Abbey by one of our lovely Tour Guide volunteers. Plus, don’t forget, under 18s go free!
🌟 Winter Light Trail | Friday 19th November – Sunday 2nd January
Please note that there will be a parking charge of £3 + 30p booking fee for this event. £1 of your parking fee will go to charity. Please purchase here.
Enjoy some together time with family and friends as you discover an array of magical light installations throughout our stunning woodland, walled garden and grounds.
Wander through sparkling tree lines drenched in colour, tunnels of light, soundscapes and larger than life illuminations. Don’t forget to cosy up in the Après Bar for the perfect end to your night. Private mini chalets can be booked here.
🕯 Candlelit Tours | Wednesdays and Thursdays throughout December (1st, 2nd, 8th, 9th, 22nd, 23rd and 29th)
Tours at 6pm and 7pm. £15 per person. Price includes mulled wine and a mince pie.
Experience the Abbey by candlelight on this wonderfully festive, special out-of-hours tour.
Step back in time and soak up the stories, sights, and sounds of by-gone festivities. Once you step through the doors of the Abbey, you’ll be taken on a journey discovering Victorian winter traditions. Hear about the Abbey’s history and its people on an informative tour whilst exploring the nooks and crannies of our spectacular building.
🎤 That Joe Payne does Christmas | Saturday 11th December, Doors at 7:30pm. £22 in advance, £25 on the door.
“A once in a lifetime songwriting talent. A once in a century voice.” Dario Albrecht, The Progspace
Local singer-songwriter That Joe Payne performs his first Christmas themed show, live with his band in the beautiful surroundings of our Library. Delivering an eclectic collection of seasonal favourites, from classic pop hits to festive carols, as well as fan-favourites from his own repertoire, this will be an intimate show of just 60 capacity. Support will be from the lovely Velvet Engine.
FEASTive Christmas holiday clubs | Monday 20th – Thursday 23rd December, 8:30am – 12:30pm or 1:30pm-5.30pm. £15 per session, £48 for full week of sessions. Ages 7-13 years.
Warts and All Theatre are hosting a 4 day holiday club with the option of AM or PM sessions.
Expect festive fun, Christmas crafts, lot’s of adventure and food. The club will begin the Christmas Holidays in the way all brilliant things should begin…with food. Morning sessions include breakfast and afternoon sessions include lunch.
Once you have eaten, it is time to feed your imaginations! At the banquet table the final course is creativity as you take part in an array of arts activities, from crafting to storytelling.
There is an option of half-day sessions for a reduced rate. There are also free spaces for those in receipt of free school meals as part of the Holiday Activity and Food (HAF) programme, these can be booked through PlayWaze.
We ho-ho-hope to see you soon!