Discover a truly mesmerising experience as you journey through ‘The Twelve Days of Christmas’ with spectacular scenes created by Doddington staff, volunteers, local artists and students from Lincoln College. From partridges in pear trees to drummers drumming, step into the classic carol as it unfolds over three floors of the Elizabethan Hall, with a Doddington twist of course!
This year we’ll be extending opening hours on selected dates into early evening, so visitors can make the most of twilight with the warm glow of decorations and twinkling fairy lights.
It’s an opportunity to soak up the seasonal atmosphere of Christmas in a treasured family home, which has seen a lot of Christmas mornings over its four hundred year plus history.
A chance to see what the present day family and staff have created and to think about how Christmas may have looked and felt through the centuries.
Planning for Christmas at Doddington begins as early as January and fills a large part of the year. By November the Hall is completely transformed and we have the fantastic opportunity to welcome visitors to explore the magic of our imaginative displays.
It is within the sustainable aspirations of the estate that our creatives have made sure to use natural, recycled and upcycled resources wherever possible. This includes natural materials such as birch, willow, and bulrushes from our very own gardens and recycled materials from across the estate. Not only does this help us to limit the use of single use plastic and imported materials, it also helps us to celebrate the beauty and value of the resources of the Doddington Estate.
BOOKING ESSENTIAL. Please pre-book tickets online as tickets are limited on arrival. Entry to the Hall is by timed ticket only (last timed entry is 30mins prior to closing).