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Victorian Christmas Weekend

25th November 2017 - 26th November 2017

Saturday 25 – Sunday 26 November

10.30am – 4pm
Children 16 & under go FREE

Enjoy the Artists' Village filled with the sounds & scents of the season: crafts, Christmas carols, festive food and Father Christmas!

Don't miss the Verey Winter Illuminations, lighting up the Artists' Village all winter.

SAVE 20% - Book before 12 November to save on your admission tickets.

Last year's event sold out, so please book early to avoid disappointment.


Storytelling with Father Christmas

Join our Victorian Father Christmas for traditional festive stories.

12 Days of Christmas Trail

Find the twelve days of Christmas, hidden across the Artists' Village.

Christmas Carols

Performed by local choir groups.

Art for All Christmas Tree

See our Christmas tree trimmed with decorations made by Art for All learning programme participants.

Emma Verey Oak Tree

Admire our Winter Illuminations, lighting up the Artists' Village.


The Tea Shop

Visit our award-winning Tea Shop for a festive menu. Pop-up marquees will serve warming soup, mulled wine and homemade mince pies.

Christmas Shopping & Craft Stalls

Drop into the Watts Gift Shop to buy original gifts and stocking-fillers for all the family. Visit the Craft Stalls by local makers and artisans. Buy affordable art in the Watts Contemporary Gallery.


Christmas Cards & Wrapping Paper

Take inspiration from Mary Watts to make stamp-printed Christmas cards and wrapping paper.

Orange Pomanders

Enjoy the festive scent of oranges and cloves while making this traditional Victorian decoration.

Clay Robins

Mary Watts taught pottery skills to local people, robins feature in her designs. Make a festive clay robin decoration to take home.

Angel Decorations

Colour-in a beautiful angel inspired by the Watts Chapel interior.

Snow Dough & Snowscapes

Toddlers will enjoy making a snowman or just having a play with soft and mouldable snow dough and adding to a giant wintery scene of the Artists' Village.

Christmas Baubles

Decorate craft baubles with patterned paper, stickers, glitter and gems, inspired by the ornate baubles favoured by the Victorians.