4 Dec

A Dickens of a Christmas, Friday - Sunday 4th - 6th and 11th - 13th December

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Christmas at Kiplin Hall

 Dip into the Dickensian Christmas Compendium at Kiplin Hall where all the rooms are decorated with greenery, flowers and Christmas trees.

 Staff, volunteers and local flower clubs have taken as their theme A Dickens of A Christmas, inspired by the novels of Charles Dickens, in particular The Pickwick Papers and A Christmas Carol – look out for Scrooge in bed haunted by the ghost of Christmas Yet to Come!

Original Victorian dresses, fashion plates and magazines, shoes and bodices are on loan for Christmas from the fantastic History Wardrobe. These will be displayed on the Long Gallery, all ready for a Pickwickian Christmas Ball.

The Cratchits’ kitchen, an old-fashioned card party from Pickwick Papers and Mr. Fezziwig’s Annual Christmas Ball are all remembered in the lovely displays.

Kiplin Hall in Winter

 Local craftspeople and traders will have stalls at the Christmas Gift Fair in the Maryland Study Centre, offering cards, festive foods,  sewing and crafts, sculpture, prints and paintings, silk handbags, jewellery, original artwork, hand painted china, walking sticks, bone handled cutlery and more. A relaxed and pleasant way to shop for original presents. Christmas lunches and other festive treats will be served in the award-winning Tea Room. 

Christmas Treats in Kiplin Hall's Tea Room




If the weather is fine enjoy a winter stroll in the gardens. 

Musical Highlights - FREE with admission to the Hall

Northallerton Handbell Ringers

Playing carols in the Library.

Sundays 6 and 13 December, 2 - 3pm in the Library


Opening Times

Friday - Sunday 4th, 5th & 6th and 11th, 12th & 13th December. 

10am - 4pm

Admission to the Hall and Gardens: Adult £8.30, Concession £7.30, Child £4.30, Family (2 + 3) £24.50

Please note, HHA cards are not valid for this special Christmas event.

* There is no admission charge for the Christmas Gift Fair in the Maryland Study Centre or the Tea Room, which is located in the Hall.


Groups - Sorry, now full.

We are offering guided tours of our Dickens of a Christmas for large groups on Tuesday 8 and Wednesday 9 December.

Very popular last year, so please book early!

Call Jess on 01748 818178

Children must be accompanied by an adult