Christmas at Beaulieu is a time of magic with fun and entertainment for all the family.
Palace House, home of the Montagu family since 1538, is a place of enchantment at this special time of year. Children can dress up in period costumes while in the Lower Drawing Room there will be carol singing around the grand piano for everyone to enjoy.
Visitors can talk to characters from Victorian times to discover what life was really like ‘Upstairs and Downstairs’ at Christmas time and warm themselves in front of the yule log in the hearth of the great fireplace whilst enjoying a glass of hot fruit punch. The splendid Victorian-style decorations around the house and the magnificent Christmas tree in the Upper Drawing Room add to the flavour and charm of the season.
Take a stroll around the grounds and you'll see one of the largest outdoor Christmas trees in the New Forest, adorned with seasonal decorations.
In the National Motor Museum, the Victorian theme continues as visitors can see what driving was really like in those early days. Don’t miss the ‘Wheels’ pod-ride transporting you on a journey through one hundred years of motoring history and World of Top Gear. To complete the day, take a ride on the high-level Monorail or hop on the Veteran London Bus to see the Beaulieu sights.
For Christmas shopping inspiration, visitors will find traditional gifts in the extensive gift shop situated in the Visitor Reception which has a large selection of motor related gifts including model cars and clothing accessories, an extensive range of books and videos plus lots more besides. Soft toys and stocking fillers for children, costume jewellery, fragrant bath-time preparations as well as Beaulieu's own wine, apple juice, cider and festive fare.
Our Christmas Celebrations are included in our general admission price which includes entry to the National Motor Museum, Palace House & Gardens, Beaulieu Abbey, and World of Top Gear.