Christmas

Christmas with English Heritage in 2016

Have a heritage inspired Christmas

Step back in time this Christmas with our range of seasonal events. Listen to carollers serenade, browse Christmas markets, watch performances of festive favourites or perhaps meet Father Christmas.

We're helping you to get prepared at home too, with hands-on craft ideas and videos showing you how to cook a Victorian feast. Plus there's our online Christmas shop with a range of gift ideas, including the gift of English Heritage Membership.

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Things to do this Christmas and New Year

If you're travelling to see friends and family, make sure you have a look at our suggestions for scenic stops near main roads and motorways. Step into England's story, instead of a service station! You could also listen to our special Christmas podcast on Soundcloud, where Professor Ronald Hutton answers some of your questions about the origins of Christmas traditions. We've also pick out the 9 most enchanting gardens to visit this winter.

Treat someone to a Gift of Membership (or join yourself!) and indulge in heritage inspired gifts and produce in our shop. For anyone feeling creative, our Christmas recipes and crafts guide pulls together historic recipes for the festive season, as well as ideas for decorations and cards. 

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