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Victorian Christmas

Event dates: 16 Dec 2017 - 1 Jan 2018
Event address: Beaulieu, Brockenhurst, SO42 7ZN
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About the event:

11.00 - 5pm Beaulieu

Normal admission applies these events are free.

Travel back in time and visit the Victorian Montagu family home. See what the family members would have been doing as they prepare for the festive season of 1889.

Pose next to the colourful life-size Gingerbread House for the perfect festive picture as you arrive at Beaulieu. Then follow the dazzling fairy lit pathway to Palace House to see preparations for a traditional Victorian Christmas in action.

Sip a glass of warming mulled punch while you soak in the festive atmosphere, with stunning decorations, welcoming log fires and a themed Christmas tree in each room  - including a 25ft tree in the entrance!

In the Lower drawing Room you can watch a re-enactment of Montagu family members rehearsing their Christmas day panto in 1889. They might even need extra actors so look out for the opportunity to join in!

If you're feeling artistic, visit 'Lady Montagu' in the Library to create homemade decorations, Christmas cards or Thank You cards (1 craft activity per day).

Watch Mrs Hale the Cook or Boffey the Kitchen Maid prepare a delicious Christmas lunch in the newly restored Victorian Kitchen.

Warm up the vocal chords and get that Christmassy feeling! Gather around the crackling log fire and piano in the Lower Drawing room to join in with traditional Christmas carols.

Warm up on those cold winter days by sipping a glass of mulled punch while warming yourself in front of the roaring log fire.

Need a great Instagram snap or a Christmas card picture? Pose for photos beside the impressive life-size Gingerbread House in visitor reception.

Make the most of the 6pm close on 9, 10, 16 & 17th December and marvel at one of the largest outdoor Christmas trees in the New Forest twinkling with around 10,000 lights!

'Twas the night before Christmas when all through the house...not a creature was stirring, not even a mouse.' There are a few hiding in Palace House - can you find them all?

Indulge in a spot of Christmas shopping with local produce and beautiful souvenirs in our two on-site gift shops.

Please note: Timings and content may vary. We reserve the right to amend the programme without warning as circumstances dictate

 Christmas  & New Year 2017 

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