Victorian Christmas Weekend

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25th November 2017 - 26th November 2017

Saturday 25 – Sunday 26 November
10.30am – 4pm
Children 16 & under go FREE
Friends of Watts Gallery - Artists' Village 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.

Adult admission = £9.50 (without gift aid)

Child admission = free for under 16s

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


Father Christmas
Meet our Victorian Father Christmas.

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.