Warm up to Christmas
by Aspect County

A Tudor Christmas at Ightham Mote

We invite you to celebrate the festive season at Ightham Mote with a magnificent Tudor Christmas. Immerse yourself in a Tudor Christmas at Ightham Mote, with music, lights and scents, inspired by the history of the property. Explore the rich history of the 700-year-old moated manor house. With a roaring fire, late-night openings, traditional carols in the courtyard and crafting workshops, there’s plenty for the whole family to discover and enjoy. Marvel at their stunning hand-painted Tudor Chapel, fully adorned with the sights, scents and sounds of a festive Tudor mass.

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Family Fun
Get ready for some entertainment for the whole family at Ightham Mote this Christmas because there’s a mouse in the house! See if the kids can spot all the Tudor Christmas mice hidden around the garden and house at Ightham Mote.

Meet Father Christmas
Monday 18 and Tuesday 19 December
Someone very special has travelled all the way from the North Pole to Ightham Mote this Christmas. Father Christmas will be wandering around the house and gardens and is so excited to be meeting you!

Meet Father Christmas: Visitors with Additional Needs – SEN session
Saturday 2 December
Join us for a cosy one-to-one session with Father Christmas in their beautiful Great Hall this winter. This is an accessible, SEN-friendly session- aimed at providing a more relaxed and calm Father Christmas experience. If you have any additional questions, please contact ighthammote@​nationaltrust.​org.​uk

Carols in the Courtyard
Get well and truly into the festive spirit and join Ightham Moat in enjoying the beautiful voices of so many fantastic local groups and choirs, who will be performing traditional carols in the courtyard all throughout the festive season.

Tonbridge Rock Choir
Saturday 25 November
10:00am – 4:00pm

Saturday 2 December and Sunday 17 December
10:00am – 4:00pm

The Allegri Singers
Sunday 3 December
10:00am – 4:00pm

A Capella
Sunday 16 and Thursday 21 December
11:30am – 2:00pm

Musical Memories
Saturday 23 December
11:00am – 11:30am and 12:00pm – 12:30pm


Late Night Openings

Friday 1, 8 and 29 December
4pm – 7:30pm
Join them for a late-night opening and enjoy their festive Tudor Christmas decorations, full of twinkling lights, flickering candles, and greenery from the garden.

Hartlip Singers
Friday 1 December
6:30pm – 7:30pm

A Cappella
Friday 29 December
6:30pm – 7:30pm

Sounds of past centuries will greet you when A Cappella – a small choir of female voices from Edenbridge – join us for a programme of songs in keeping with Ightham Mote’s historic setting. From Tudor to Elizabethan, traditional favourites in two- and three-part harmony will provide a musical accompaniment for your visit.