The historic mansion and grounds of Rippon Lea lend themselves to celebrations at all times of the year. But what better time to celebrate than in the run-up to Christmas, when gift buying together with carol singing and listening and delicious treats are the order of the day.
Built in 1868, Rippon Lea Estate offers a chance to visit history and be transported into another era. Both the mansion and gardens can be visited, either for special events or on their own. Many of the events held at Rippon Lea Estate over the years have had a historical theme with daily tours of the mansion and gardens.
The Twilight Christmas Festival 2018 will be a special one this year as Rippon Lea celebrates its 150th birthday. This wonderful heritage-listed estate will surely add an atmospheric element to the event as it celebrates the traditions of Christmas. The house will be open for you to explore the history of the property and its inhabitants through new interpretation, as well as seeing how the house would have been decorated for Christmas at the time of 150 years ago.
You can join in with the local choir as well as play some family games, enjoy craft activities and purchase your Christmas goodies from the market before relaxing on the lawn with a bite to eat from an array of food trucks. Of course, no Christmas festival would be complete without a visit from Santa, so make sure you keep an eye out for him!