Montagu family rehearsals for a Cinderella pantomime will be part of Beaulieu’s Victorian Christmas celebrations bringing the ancestral home of Palace House to life for the festive season on the weekends of December 7th-8th, 14th-15th and 21st-January 1st.
Experience the beauty of a traditionally decorated country home at Beaulieu, as the house is buzzing with excitement and Christmas magic as festive preparations step back in time to 1889. Visitors can watch family members, played by costumed actors, as they rehearse Cinderella for the house pantomime.
Soak up the festive atmosphere with Christmas trees in every room of Palace House, with a towering 20ft-tall tree as the impressive centrepiece in the main hall. Sip a warming glass of mulled punch by the welcoming glow of a roaring log fire and gather around the grand piano to join in with carol singing.
For more family fun, get creative with festive craft activities and prepare homemade tree decorations, then try Victorian toys and dress up in period-perfect Victorian accessories for the ideal selfie opportunity. Follow a trail to find Christmas mice around Palace House and talk to Lord Montagu’s cook in the Victorian Kitchen, as she is busy preparing festive food with her maid.
For gift buying inspiration, the Kitchen Shop at Palace House will offer a good range of Christmas gifts, with a selection from tasty local produce to elegant souvenirs, while the Visitor Reception Gift Shop is the place to find motoring memorabilia and children’s toys. A limited edition Palace House bauble tree decoration is also available this year.
Beaulieu is open every day except Christmas day. All Christmas activities are included in a general admission ticket.