Thursday 19th December

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

On our nineteenth day of Christmas, 19th December, we look forward to welcoming St Oswald’s Church Choir to Haddon. This is a SATB choir and their repertoire covers five centuries in many styles. They shall be performing in the beautifully decorated Banqueting Hall.

Jane Lappage, a master modern calligrapher, will be demonstrating her beautiful craft and welcoming our visitors to try their hand with new and very on trend scripts.

Whilst the Haddon creative team will be demonstrating how to make a hand stitched Christmas stocking using felt and wool and how to wrap beautifully and originally!

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.

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.



Children’s Crafts
7 Dec, 8 Dec, 14 Dec, 15 Dec, 19 Dec, 20 Dec, 21 Dec, 22 Dec, 23 Dec
How to make a Hand Stitched Christmas Stocking
19 Dec
Learn how to Wrap Beautifully
19 Dec
St Oswald’s Church Choir, Ashbourne
19 Dec

Candlelight Tour
6 Dec, 7 Dec, 13 Dec, 14 Dec, 18 Dec, 19 Dec, 20 Dec, 21 Dec
Christmas at Haddon Restaurant
19 Dec and every day until 23 Dec
Candlelight Tour with Dinner
6 Dec, 7 Dec, 13 Dec, 14 Dec, 18 Dec, 19 Dec, 21 Dec
Jane Lappage – Modern Calligraphy
19 Dec, 22 Dec

Pop-up Gardener’s Cottage Café
19 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.