There’s more than a sprinkling of Christmas magic in store at Hoghton Tower this year.Advertisement
Festive teas and tours, meetings with Santa, and Christmas carols all feature in the Grade I listed building’s December schedule.
During the festive tea and tour, guests will be guided around the house, which has been decked out for Christmas.
There will be stories of the origins of Christmas traditions and the chance to take a glimpse into what life would have been like during the festive period in years gone by.
Following the one-hour tour, an afternoon tea with seasonal specialities will be served in the tearoom.
Tours will take place on Thursday 13 December at 11.30am and Thursday 20 December at 12pm. Tickets are priced at £25.
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Meanwhile children will be catered for with opportunities to meet Santa Claus by the log fire in the banqueting hall.
This event will raise funds for the Hoghton Tower Preservation Trust and be volunteer run.
Santa will chat with children in small groups, and make sure he knows what every child would like to find on Christmas morning. Each child will be given a present, and there will be time to take photos.
Santa meetings will take place on Sunday 16, Saturday 22 and Sunday 23 December between 10am and 2pm. It’s £7.50 per child and adults go free. Advanced online booking is recommended.
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Also taking place on Sunday 23 December will be a Christmas carols performance, with Santa and his elves in attendance.
The traditional carols will be performed by Hoghton in Harmony in the banqueting hall between 2.30pm and 3pm.
Arrival refreshments of a mince pie and mulled wine for adults or a Christmas cookie and hot chocolate for children will be served from 1.30pm.
Tickets are £4 per child and £6 per adult.
To find out more or to book tickets for any of these events, visit the Hoghton Tower website.
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