Sunday 15th December

Music and Demonstrations held throughout the day
All included in your admission price
10:30 – 4:00pm

On our fifteenth day of Christmas at Haddon, 15th December, the Hall will be alive with the music from Farnaby & Co, who perform mostly a capella secular vocal music and specialise in the English Madrigal school of Elizabethan and Jacobean period, of which they have an extensive repertoire.

Mike Aspinall, the crafty Gentleman, will be demonstrating how to make lovely origami decorations, and Kindred and Kind, florists, will be demonstrating how to make beautiful Scandinavian wreaths using wild winter foliage, eucalyptus, rosemary and pine, with fir cones and seed heads. The wreaths are minimalistic and Scandinavian inspired: perfect to hang on walls and doors.

We will also have Chris and Hannah Barker of the Small Print Company, will be teaching us the art of letterpress. Following several years in the print and publishing industries, they finally purchased their first press, an Adana 8×5, and now they run a design studio in Derby, where they have expanded their services to include book making and running workshops. We are delighted to welcome Chris and Hannah to Haddon.

The chapel at Haddon is dedicated to St Nicholas and St Anne. St Nicholas is of course Father Christmas. Throughout the day, the Haddon guides will be holding special tours of the chapel, which shall include a specific emphasis on the story of St Nicholas, as illustrated in the very rare secco frescos found on the chapel walls.

For children, members of the Haddon educational team shall be found in the Medieval kitchens with all sorts of lovely traditional craft ideas and activities for children to make and do.

Our restaurant shall be serving delicious festive meals and the Pop Up Gardener’s Cottage Café will be available for teas, coffee, hot chocolate and cakes!

We look forward to you joining us for this fun filled, inspiring day and hope that you will sign your name on our Christmas card to the Queen, which will be found in the Long Gallery.

For more information on each event, please click on the listings below.



Children’s Crafts
15 Dec, 19 Dec, 20 Dec, 21 Dec, 22 Dec, 23 Dec
A Christmas Card for the Queen
15 Dec and every day until 18 Dec
Farnaby & Co
15 Dec
Christmas at Haddon Restaurant
15 Dec and every day until 23 Dec

Kindred and Kind – Scandinavian Wreaths
15 Dec, 17 Dec, 18 Dec
Mike Aspinall – The Crafty Gentleman
15 Dec
Small Print Company – the Art of Letterpress
15 Dec
Tours of Haddon Chapel
15 Dec, 23 Dec

Pop-up Gardener’s Cottage Café
15 Dec and every day until 23 Dec


Our Advent Calendar of Christmas Events


Explore our Christmas events by clicking one of the December dates below.