This month, there is plenty to enjoy across Wiltshire. From light trails and other Christmas festivities to Winter walks and New Year celebrations, be sure to check out what’s happening in Wiltshire this December…

Feeling Festive

Enjoy a whole load of festive fun with a range of Christmas events happening all around Wiltshire! Whether you are planning on a bit of last-minute shopping or a family adventure through colourful light trails, Wiltshire is host to all things magical this Winter!

Christmas Begins at Salisbury Market Place

All throughout December, be sure to pop by Salisbury’s Market Place and explore the night market with a range of stalls offering the perfect gift for someone special. Meet Santa and his reindeer as you listen to live music with twinkling lights decorating the streets all around.

Christmas Wreath Workshop at Iford Manor

Decorating your home for the Christmas period has got to be one of the most exciting parts of the festivities. Join Sara Pearch and Alison Charlesworth at Iford Manor as they guide you through a workshop making your very own natural Christmas Wreath! Enjoy hot drinks with mince pies as you explore your festive creativity.

Embark on a Light Trail in Wiltshire

Get into the Christmas spirit by venturing through some of Wiltshire’s most magical light trails! Fun for the whole family, explore famous landmarks as they host a display of colours and illuminations this festive season!

Christmas at STEAM

Returning on December 3rd and 4th is Christmas at STEAM! Browse through market stalls amongst the Museum’s award-winning displays of iconic locomotives. Enjoy live entertainment before meeting the man himself!

Santa’s Flying Visit

Pop by the Army Flying Museum on December 3rd for a special visit from Santa. Take pictures with him in the Museum’s Scout helicopter and embark on the festive trail around the grounds. Don’t forget to collect your gift from the elf before you leave!

Father Christmas’ Flying Visit

Father Christmas and his magical team of owls will be stopping by the Hawk Conservancy Trust this Christmas. Enjoy food and a hot drink as you watch the owls put on an incredible flying display, sharing the details of Mischievous Evergreen the Elf.

Visit Wiltshire's National Trust Sites this Winter!

Across Wiltshire, National Trust places are full of warmth, magic and sparkle as the festive season approaches. Wrap up and embrace the chilly days with a family walk around a country estate, or get into the Christmas spirit with Father Christmas, open fires and mince pies.

Father Christmas has parked his sleigh in the courtyard at Lacock Abbey - he might have snuck off to indulge in a hot mug of cocoa so what better time to get a photo with his willow reindeer?  You can even join Mother Christmas for a cosy Christmas story in the Christmas grotto (booking essential).

Elsewhere, you can follow the story of The Nutcracker at Avebury Manor. Journey through the magical realms of the enchanted forest, the waltz of the snowflakes and lemonade canal. You can also meet the Sugar Plum Fairy as part of the festive theme 'The Nutcracker'. Join her in the beautifully decorated dovecote for a story and a Christmas gift (booking essential).

credit image: National Trust Images Arnhel de Serra

At Stourhead, the world-famous landscape garden, the house will be traditionally decorated with festive trees, seasonal wreaths and floral arrangements all on a theme of 'Togetherness'.  You can explore the 2,500 acres of unspoilt countryside and the striking landscape garden, with the magnificent lake reflecting classical temples, mystical grottoes and rare and exotic trees, perfect for a day of fresh air and discovery.   

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Celebrating 2022

Finish off 2022 as you enjoy a night of celebrations with various events happening all across Wiltshire! Take a look and plan your New Year’s with us…

There’s plenty more to explore in Wiltshire this December…




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