Christmas Weekend

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24 November 2018 - 25 November 2018
Watts Gallery - Artists' Village

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Saturday 24 - Sunday 25 November | 10am - 4pm
£13 | Kids go free
Pre-booked Friends go free

BOOK BEFORE MONDAY 5 NOVEMBER and SAVE 20% - use the promocode Christmas18 at the online checkout!

Following last year's sell-out event, the Christmas Weekend is back! Experience the sights, smells and sounds of midwinter.

Make beautiful Christmas crafts, from wrapping paper to wreaths and unique poetry paperchains inspired by the art and poetry of Christina Rossetti in our winter exhibition. Meet Father Christmas, enjoy performances by the Holly King and his merry band and festive music and carols.

Taste warming food and fill your basket with seasonal delights from our artisan stallholders and our unique shop.

Please book early to avoid disappointment.

ACTIVITIES

Carol singing

Enjoy the sounds of Christmas with carols, songs and music.

Words in the Woods

Discover poetry boxes in the Watts woodlands. Add your own words to create a collaborative poem, inspired by our Christina Rossetti exhibition.

Father Christmas

Find Father Christmas sitting by the fire and waiting to hear your Christmas wishes.

Holly King Play

Watch the Rabble Folk Theatre bring midwinter to our woodlands with their 19th century Christmas play.

WINTER CRAFTS

Winter Wreaths

Make beautiful wreaths using crystallised fruit, herbs and cinnamon.

Spiced Fruits

Fill your home with festive scents of orange and cloves whilst making this traditional decoration.

Print and Wrap

Print wrapping paper and gift cards inspired by poetry and nature.

Gingerbread goblins

Inspired by the Christina Rossetti poem The Goblin Market, ice and decorate a winter creature that's good enough to eat.

Poetry paperchains

Weave the poetry of Christina Rossetti into paper garlands for your home.

Tree Decorations

Decorate Watts terracotta clay with glitter and ribbons.

FOOD & SHOPPING

The Tea Shop

Our award-winning Tea Shop will be selling delicious seasonal food across the estate throughout the weekend, including pumpkin soup, mulled wine and homemade mince pies.

Shop

Get your shopping in early with a visit to our Gift Shop to buy gorgeous presents and stocking fillers.

Craft Stalls

Visit the stalls of local artisan producers and local craft makers, before relaxing underneath the glowing canopy with hot drinks and mince pies.

Friends Booking Process

Due to the popularity of this event we are asking Friends who would like to attend to pre-book their tickets, for either Saturday 24 or Sunday 25 November, in advance. To do so, please email friends@wattsgallery.org.uk or call our dedicated Friends Administrator on 01483 901809 (Monday - Thursday, 9am - 3.30pm).

Entry to this event is free as part of our Friends membership benefits (2018).


Event Details

Christmas Weekend 2018

Friends Booking Process

Due to the popularity of this event we are asking Friends who would like to attend to pre-book their tickets, for either Saturday 24 or Sunday 25 November, in advance.


To do so, please email friends@wattsgallery.org.uk or call our dedicated Friends Administrator on 01483 901809 (Monday - Thursday, 9am - 3.30pm).


Entry to this event is free as part of our Friends membership benefits (2018).



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