Get ready to enjoy a festive feast of family entertainment this Christmas, together.
Visit us from 16 December – 1 January* to celebrate the festive season in style as Beaulieu comes to life with Christmas joy and spirit.
Ignite your Christmas spark in Palace House, with its stunning decorations, welcoming log fires, and a pianist and carols to get you in the festive mood. See Beaulieu spruced in seasonal decorations and catch Father Christmas driving around the attraction in a car from the museum. Plus, for an additional charge, see the return of the outdoor theatre in the Abbey Cloister with special performances of A Christmas Carol.
*Please note the Beaulieu attraction will be closed on Christmas Day
A VICTORIAN CHRISTMAS
Experience the beauty of a traditionally decorated country home as Palace House tingles with Christmas magic, as festive preparations transport you back in time to 1889. Warm yourself in front of a burning log fire, hear a pianist and carols to get you feeling festive and help decorate one of the trees.
Montagu family rehearsals for this year’s pantomime Jack and the Beanstalk will be part of Beaulieu’s Victorian Christmas celebrations in Palace House. Sit and watch this family favourite at 12pm, 1pm, 2pm, 3pm, and 4pm each day*, and even get involved in the production!
National Motor Museum
The National Motor Museum will be decorated with a festive feel, and has fun-filled activities for you to enjoy as a family! Take part in the Comet on the Bonnet activity, and capture your family photos in front of the winter backdrop!
When you’re out and about on the attraction, see if you can spot Father Christmas in the afternoon driving around the attraction in a vehicle from the National Motor Museum – be sure to give him a wave!
LITTLE beaulieu AT CHRISTMAS
Christmas is the perfect time to explore our wonderful adventure play area Little Beaulieu, spruced up with seasonal decorations and accessible in all weathers. While kids wear themselves out, parents can enjoy a hot drink and a mince pie in our family-friendly seating area.
Stuck for gift ideas? Why not visit the Beaulieu gift shop that will give you some Christmas gift inspiration. From model cars and motoring mugs to scarves and festive fare, the Beaulieu gift shop and kitchen shop in Palace House has plenty of goodies to tempt and inspire you. Plus, find Beaulieu’s 2023 decorations and Christmas jumper for sale in our shops too!
*Please note there will be no 4pm performances of Jack and the Beanstalk on the 21st December or 24th December.
ENHANCE YOUR VISIT
a christmas carol
In the Abbey Cloister, we have the return of the outdoor theatre by the London Touring Players, with a production of A Christmas Carol! They will be performing this timeless classic and retelling the story of Ebenezer Scrooge during three magical performances per day (except Christmas Eve and Christmas Day), in a spectacular musical walk-around production which brings West End theatre to the New Forest.
*Please note A Christmas Carol is a separately charged event.
Whilst visiting Beaulieu, treat yourself to a sumptuous afternoon tea in the Brabazon Restaurant. Take an hour out of your festive-filled day out to refresh and refuel with tasty savoury and delicious sweet treats, a glass of homemade mulled wine, and tea or coffee.
If you wish to sit together, you will need to book your tickets all together as one booking.
Please note, these tickets do not include entrance to the Beaulieu attraction. These must be purchased separately here.
Tickets & Information
All our Christmas holiday activities are included in your general admission ticket, which also includes entry to the National Motor Museum, Little Beaulieu, On Screen Cars, World of Top Gear, the ancestral Montagu home Palace House, Secret Army exhibition, Beaulieu Abbey and its grounds and gardens.