We love Christmas here at Rushton Hall, one of the most superb boutique hotels in Northamptonshire. We can’t wait until it’s time to deck the halls and the grounds are sprinkled with snow! Christmas in Northamptonshire is really magical, helped along by lots of lovely festive events. To make things easy for you, we have picked out a few of our top yuletide treats that you can get involved with this Christmas…
Carols in the Courtyard at Canons Ashby
9th December 2016
What better way to celebrate the festive season, than with glorious singing and music held in the beautiful setting of Canons Ashby’s Pebble Court? You can even grab a mince pies and a lovely hot drink during the interval. Perfect!
Five Centuries of Christmas at Canons Ashby
10th – 18th December 2016
Canons Ashby has a long and fascinating history that can be traced back over five centuries. So, of course, there have been five centuries of Christmas in the house! Discover earthy Tudor treats, strict Puritan practices, decadent Georgian feasts and Victorian customs, as well as the more recognisable modern day Christmas traditions.
Crafts for Christmas at Castle Ashby Gardens
25th – 26th November 2016
The show is being held in the walled garden of Castle Ashby House. Full of work from UK designer makers. Buy that special gift for the Christmas season. Visit the reindeer who will be with us for the 2 days of the show.
Victorian Christmas at Rockingham Castle
21st – 25th November 2016
See Rockingham Castle like you’ve never seen it before (unless you’re very old!), in all of its Victorian glory. As part of the exciting yuletide transformation, you will be taken back to Rockingham in 1849. The house will be dressed in tradition Victorian festive decorations; the staff will all be dressed in period costume; there will be carol singers in the courtyard; and there will be plenty of Christmas cheer! A day at Rockingham’s Victorian Christmas incarnation will add a touch of sparkle to your festive season.
Tree of Lights at Jubilee Gardens, Kettering
4th December 2016
Tree of Lights is a special Christmas event held in aid of several local hospices. You can sponsor a light on a tree in memory or in honour of a loved one. In addition to raising funds for each hospice, the Tree of Lights event is a lovely opportunity for people to come together and remember and honour loved ones at Christmas. You can donate to the cause here. The more donations; the more lights on the beautiful tree!
Peter and the Starcatcher at the Royal and Derngate Theatre
29th November – 31st December 2016
Take an unforgettable journey through the Neverland you never knew this Christmas, with the exciting European premiere of Peter and the Starcatcher. Winner of five Tony, this beautiful and funny prequel to J.M. Barrie’s Peter Pan brings one of classic literature’s best loved characters to life.
“Join Starcatcher apprentice Molly as she embarks on a daring mission to stop a precious cargo of stardust from falling into the wrong hands. And meet a very special orphan and help solve the mystery of how he became ‘the boy who never grew up’.”
The play is performed by just twelve actors who rotate and transform to portray more than 100 characters through the course of the performance. The mix of fascinating stagecraft, beautifully crafted storytelling and live music helps transport you to a magical world of lost boys, pirates, and mermaids. A great alternative to your traditional panto!