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Christmas at Mount Stewart

Portaferry Road, Newtownards, County Down, BT22 2AD
Head to Mount Stewart tis Christmas


Don't forget to pick up your locally made Christmas presents from our shop and treat yourself to a warming hot chocolate and freshly baked mince pie.

Christmas decorations
The fire will be lit, the lights will be twinkling and the House is getting ready for Christmas. We invite you wander in, get a photo in front of the tree and take a stroll around the house to see all the festive decorations in all their splendour.

Festive family fun
Festive family trail
25th November 2023 – 31st December 2023

Get that jolly feeling going with the Mount Stewart festive trail. Embrace those crisp winter days on a family-friendly adventure around the lake, seeking out a medley of Christmas-themed items along the way.

1950's Estate Party in the House
9th, 10th, 16th & 17th December 2023

Go back in time and experience the lead up to Christmas in the 'Big House'.

Go back in time to December 1950 and find out how the grandchildren of the late 7th Marquis are helping their grandmother prepare for the annual Christmas Party for the staff and tenants.

Christmas storytelling
9th, 10th, 16th & 17th December 2023

Bring the family along for festive story time in the second-hand bookshop. Don't forget to write your letter to Father Christmas and pop it in our postbox before you go!

The sessions take place throughout the day; check with reception for start times.

Mrs R'ganics Childrens Bathbomb Workshop
9th December 2023

Calling all christmas elves! Come and make your own organic bath bomb, it could be a gift for someone special or keep it for yourself!

Workshops will last approximately 20 minutes. Suitable for children 4+ years old. Each child will learn to make their own bath bomb to take home on the day.

Please note that each session is on a first come, first served basis. Please sign up at reception on arrival. Max 6 children per session. (Sessions are free, normal admission applies, members free). Adults must accompany children at all times. Max of 2 adults per child.

Visitors exploring house dressed for Christmas at Mount Stewart
Visitors exploring house dressed for Christmas at Mount Stewart | © National Trust Images/Annapurna Mellor
Luxury Christmas Workshops
Festive Indoor Wreath Making
18th November 2023

Kick off the festive season by making your own personalised wreath using materials from the Mount Stewart gardens.

Get creative this Christmas and join us for our Festive wreath making workshop. Using natural, dried materials foraged from the gardens at Mount Stewart, along with some additional Christmas scents and embellishments, make something beautiful and personal for your home. This 2 hour workshop will include hot drinks and festive snacks.

Each participant will leave with their own bespoke indoor wreath.

Mrs R'ganics Christmas Skincare Workshop
26th November 2023

Whether you're looking for the perfect handmade Christmas present for a loved one or you're just a skincare and beauty enthusiast, Join Mrs R this November for an organic, cruelty free, beautifully curated skincare workshop where you will learn to make bespoke creams and balms that you can try and experiment with at home.

Sound Healing Workshop with Tessa
16th December 2023

Join Tessa Ann from The Sound Healing Spa this Winter for a retreat and workshop. Immerse yourself in the magical energy of Mount Stewart's Temple of the Winds as Tessa delivers a beautiful sound healing experience and workshop.

Normal admission applies, members free.

Head to Whats On to book all events.



  • All areas accessible to disabled visitors

Parking & Transport

  • On site parking

Guide Prices

Ticket TypeTicket Tariff
Adult£13.00 per ticket
Child£6.50 per ticket
Family£32.50 per ticket

Note: Prices are a guide only and may change on a daily basis.

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Mount Stewart HouseMount Stewart, NewtownardsMount Stewart is a stunning estate in the beautiful scenic area of Strangford Lough. The Formal Gardens are ranked as one of the top ten in the world and the within the house there are collections of national and international significance.

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