Christmas at Hestercombe

Come and enjoy Christmas with us

Christmas at Hestercombe is a special time with fun events and activities for all the family. Kicking off with our Christmas Market in November, we have Christmas events running right the way through the festive period and into the New Year.

Enjoy our ‘Christmouse’ garden trail, meet Father Christmas, try your hand at crafts at one of our Christmas workshops and enjoy festive theatre, carol concerts and more! 

See below for the full line-up of Christmas events at Hestercombe.

What’s On this Christmas

Father Christmas by the open fire

29th Nov & 13th Dec

Join artist Gemma Pope for an evening Christmas craft workshop to make a beautiful driftwood Christmas tree to display in your home over the festive season, and enjoy a glass of mulled wine and a mince pie while you work.

Book Driftwood Tree Making workshop tickets

Skates at Hestercombe's indoor skating rink

30th Nov & 7th Dec

Join artist Gemma Pope for a Christmas wreath making workshop to make a beautiful rag wreath. Take your creation home to hang as part of your festive decorations year after year, and a mince pie while you work on your masterpiece. 

Book Rag Wreath Making tickets

Skates at Hestercombe's indoor skating rink

1st, 2nd, 6th & 8th Dec

Deck the halls with a handmade wreath! Join florist Jan Boddington from Blue Shed Flowers for a workshop to make a beautiful Christmas wreath to hang on your door at home over the festive season.

Book Christmas Wreath Making tickets

​21st, 22nd, 23rd, 25th Nov

Expert willow weaver Sophie Courtiour will guide you through the process of creating a beautiful willow deer at this fun workshop. Take your deer home to display in your garden or use it as a festive decoration.

Book Deer in a Day workshop tickets

Father Christmas by the open fire

5th & 12th Dec

Feel festive as you enjoy your your favourite carols and seasonal tunes, performed by the Military Wives Choir and Taunton Concert Band.

Book Christmas Carol tickets

Skates at Hestercombe's indoor skating rink

6th, 13th & 20th Dec

Our historic Column Room Restaurant will be open for sumptuous evening suppers, complete with live festive piano music and a delicious festive menu prepared by our Head Chef.

Make a Piano Supper reservation

Skates at Hestercombe's indoor skating rink

Selected dates from 7th – 24th Dec

Visit Hestercombe this Christmas to enjoy a magical Father Christmas experience where every child can meet the man in red and receive their own special gift.

Book Father Christmas tickets

Father Christmas by the open fire

From 7th Dec – 5th Jan

Follow Holly and Jolly through the winter gardens – join in and let them teach you some classic Christmas tunes using hand bells, xylophones, tambourines and more!

Find out more about the trail

Skates at Hestercombe's indoor skating rink

7th, 14th, 15th, 22nd & 23rd Dec

The whole family will love this magical storytelling experience, where your imagination transports you to a world where anything is possible…

Book Christmas Storytelling tickets

Skates at Hestercombe's indoor skating rink

21st Dec

Folksy Theatre bring this much-loved Christmas tale to life using live performers, puppetry, music and downright silliness – the perfect event to kick-start the Christmas holidays.

Book The Elves and the Shoemaker tickets

 

Christmas Gift Ideas from Hestercombe

Looking for the perfect Christmas present ideas? Hestercombe is here to help with your Christmas present conundrums. You’re welcome!

Dine at Hestercombe this Christmas

Join us this Christmas at Hestercombe for some delicious festive food, including sumptuous Christmas Suppers with Live Pianist, Christmas Lunches and Afternoon Teas, and group Christmas food bookings. Find out more about our Christmas food.