Join us this holiday season
Christmas at Ashridge is a magical journey into a festive wonderland, where the grandeur and rich history provide a breathtaking backdrop for holiday celebrations. Make our house your home and join us for a season of merriment, memories, and the timeless charm of Ashridge.
December 19 to 24
The Nutcracker: A Magical Family Adventure
Join us for this immersive and enchanting live production of The Nutcracker. Adventure through Ashridge House with Clara and her Nutcracker Prince. Every child will also have an opportunity to meet Father Christmas and to receive a small, ethical gift. Plenty of photo opportunities throughout.
Terms and conditions apply.
Embrace the spirit of the season with our festive workshops. Step into a world of creativity, where hands-on sessions guide you in crafting holiday treasures to decorate your home or give as thoughtful gifts. Choose from festive wreaths, candles, cards, macrame, block printing and more!
November 19, December 3, 10, 22-24
Treat yourself and loved ones to our quintessential afternoon tea with a festive twist. You’ll enjoy a selection of homemade delicious cakes and savouries created by our talented Chefs, accompanied by a range of teas and coffees.
Join us for an intimate carol service in the chapel at Ashridge House, celebrating Christmas through song.
Please note that this event is now fully booked. If you registered your interest, please check your email for more information. There has been an overwhelming interest in this event so unfortunately we cannot accommodate everyone who registered.
November & December
Winter Warmer Donation Drive
In the spirit of giving, we are working in partnership with The Hospice of St Francis to donate good quality winter clothing (coats, hats, scarves). We will have a collection hub in the courtyard at Ashridge House where you can drop off items from the 25th November to the end of December. These items will be sold in the Hospice charity shops or donated free of charge to those in need in some of our less affluent areas of the community.
A note to our valued visitors
While Ashridge House has been honoured to host our annual winter light trail, this year we're pausing to pave the way for an even brighter future. Our dedication to offering exceptional experiences has led us to focus on infrastructure enhancements. By doing so, we aim to elevate your future visits, making them even more memorable. We appreciate your understanding and can't wait to dazzle you with enhanced festivities when the light trail returns next year.