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A 1920's Christmas Experience

Weekends Saturday 23 November – Sunday 15 December, Nunnington Hall near Helmsley.

This year Nunnington Hall, near Helmsley, will be celebrating Christmas, 1920s style. Visitors will be welcomed for a Christmas day experience, as would have been enjoyed by the Fife family over 90 years ago.

Today, visitors can get an evocative taste of the Twenties by sampling sherry in the Dining Room and sugared almonds in the Drawing Room, before venturing upstairs to the Nursery to visit Father Christmas.

Mollie Dodd, general manager, at Nunnington Hall, said: “It’s very exciting to see the hall transformed for our Christmas experience again. It’s the second year running we’ve done this for our visitors, so they can go back in time and imagine what life would have been like for the Fife family at Christmas-time. The beautiful interiors of the Hall have been decorated by our staff and volunteers with natural foliage which all helps to add to the smell and magical experience.
We hope people might recognise many similarities between modern and 1920s Christmases, but also find fascinating differences, such as the tradition of employers giving their servants presents wrapped in brown paper! It will be a wonderful opportunity for our visitors to see the Hall in its festive glory and experience a 1920s Christmas to remember.”

The 1920s Christmas Experience runs at Nunnington Hall on Saturdays and Sundays, 11am – 4pm from Saturday 23 November – Sunday 15 December. For more information about visiting Nunnington Hall, tel: 01439 748283 or visit


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Please contact Mollie Dodd, General Manager, Nunnington Hall

Tel: 07917 267948.


Helen Clarke, PR & Communications Consultant.

Tel: 01904 771904

Come and see the hall have the finishing touches added as our staff and volunteers dress the hall for Christmas.

Notes to editors:

1. Nunnington Hall is open winter weekends now until 15 December, 11am – 4pm. Last entry is 3.30pm. Normal admission applies.

2. Booking essential for Santa, please call 01439 748020. Tickets are £6 per child and include a gift.