Wednesday 18th December

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

On our eighteenth day of Christmas at Haddon, 18th December, the South Nottingham Men’s Chorus return to Haddon Hall after a busy year, which included competing in the Cornwall International Male Choral Festival in May.

Lydia Waters, professional cake decorator, of Lydia’s Perfectly Cakes, will be giving a joyous demonstration on how to decorate Christmas cakes, biscuits, Yule logs and cup cakes in the Medieval kitchens, 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.

Haddon’s Head Gardener, Lindsay Berry, will also be on hand, and shall be demonstrating how to make traditionally decorated shepherds hooks and other wonderful garden organic decorations.

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.

In the evening, Haddon will be hosting its magical candlelight Tours that can be complimented by a delicious meal in our restaurant to make it an extra special night out.

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



Lindsay Berry – Garden Decorations
18 Dec
A Christmas Card for the Queen
18 Dec and every day until 18 Dec
South Notts Men’s Chorus
18 Dec
Candlelight Tour
18 Dec, 19 Dec, 20 Dec, 21 Dec

Christmas at Haddon Restaurant
18 Dec and every day until 23 Dec
Candlelight Tour with Dinner
18 Dec, 19 Dec, 21 Dec
Lydia Waters – Cake Decorating
17 Dec, 18 Dec
Kindred and Kind – Scandinavian Wreaths
15 Dec, 17 Dec, 18 Dec

Pop-up Gardener’s Cottage Café
18 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.