Christmas at Chawton House!

November 30, 2019

Chawton House launches new exhibition for Christmas that remembers festive traditions of the past

Celebrating Christmas from 21 November, Chawton House will host an exhibition and series of events and activities on select openings throughout the festive season. Discover Christmas traditions of the House from times gone by. Learn how the Austen and Knight families celebrated Christmas, and how women writers wrote for and about the festive season.

Activities for children and families will run over the weekends leading up to Christmas, starting with biscuit making on 7 and 8 December during the Christmas Fayre. On 14 and 15 is Christmas card making, on 21 and 22 is Christmas boxes and on 27, 28 and 29 is paper Christmas wreaths.

For the first time ever, Christmas at Chawton will run throughout the season with these special festive openings, 11am – 4pm:

  • Saturday 21 & Sunday 22 Dec
  • Friday 27 Dec
  • Saturday 28 & Sunday 29 Dec
  • Monday 30 Dec

Evening openings, 4 – 8pm:

  • Thursday 19 December (with performance from Rogate Choral Society)
  • Friday 20 December

The Old Kitchen Tea Room will have a festive menu and the shop will be filled with seasonal delights and stocking fillers.

Feel festive with these seasonal events.

Christmas Fayre

Saturday 7 Dec, 11am-4pm

Sunday 8 Dec, 11am-4pm

Browse the stalls selling handmade and local produce, enjoy a mince pie or three, take part in festive family activities and meet Father Christmas in his grotto. Entry is £2, free for children under 16

Workshop: Christmas table centerpieces

Saturday 14 December, 10.30am-1.30pm

Ensure your Christmas table is fit for a Lord or Lady with this creative workshop in the historic surroundings of Chawton House. £45

Celebrate Jane Austen’s birthday in Chawton

Monday 16 December, 11am-4pm

Visit Jane Austen’s House Museum and Chawton House for half price entry on 16th December, Jane Austen’s birthday.
Book in advance for an even greater discount of just £7 for admission to both venues!