National Trust Cymru have transformed the rooms at Chirk Castle with magical trees and festive displays that depict a whole host of different Christmas traditions. From a celebration of pantomime and giant crackers with cheesy jokes, to traditional board games and the champagne bubbles of Christmas morning - everyone’s favourite traditions are represented.
Visitors will be able to enjoy these fantastical Christmas trees every day until 31 December (closed on 25 and 26 December), with the castle rooms open from 11am, with last entry at 3.30pm.
Step inside Chirk Castle and enjoy beautifully decorated Christmas trees, which each portray a different festive tradition.
Christmas goes with a bang in Cromwell Hall. Decorated with the cheesiest of jokes, party hats and crackers, including a table display of a giant exploding cracker.
The family games tree at the Grand Staircase. Covered in board games, giant playing cards and topped with a giant dice.
Time to celebrate in the Dining Room. Based on champagne with cascading bubbles made using recycled clear baubles from previous years.
Christmas morning in the Saloon. The excitement of Christmas morning with a room decorated with presents – donated and borrowed from staff and volunteers.
It’s Christmas Eve in the Drawing Room. Dreaming of a white Christmas with beautiful silver and white ornaments and Santa and his reindeers are flying around the tree.
The Nativity in the Long Gallery. The Knitivity scene was created by National Trust volunteers in 2019, and this year a tree has been themed around it, with extra touches such as crocheted characters and stars.
Theatrical tree in the Music Room. This celebrates pantomimes of the De Walden family who used to write their own scrips and recreate classic pantomimes at Chirk Castle.
There’s plenty more to see and do at Chirk Castle this Christmas too.
Celebrate old traditions and uncover new ones – it’s sure to get you feeling festive. Outside, explore 480-acres of parkland and glorious garden, follow the Percy the Park Keeper family trail, or donate to the Oswestry and Borders foodbank in the reverse grotto where Father Christmas will be waiting to thank you at weekends, 10.30am-3.30pm.
For more information about Christmas at Chirk Castle and to plan your visit, head to the website; https://www.nationaltrust.org.uk/chirk-castle