During December, experience the wonderful splendor of Ham House lit by candle light. With candles and natural greenery filling the house, enjoy the atmosphere over the festive season.
During December, join us for a magical Candlelit Christmas at Ham House in Richmond. See this 17th century treasure trove transformed with the glow of warm festive light, sparkling decorations and fresh winter greenery.
Did you know? Ham House was designed to be seen by candlelight, with a walk through revealing something more beautiful and precious step by step.
Gather together and soak up the atmosphere as the candle light guides you through each ornately decorated room in turn. In each you’ll find astonishingly well-preserved wall hangings, paintings and furniture with deep rich reds and browns, picked out with gold. Glide up the Great Staircase with its fine balustrade panels carved with trophies of arms. Then linger in The Round Gallery for a stunning view of the Great Hall, here the Duke and Duchess’s esteemed guests would meet and socialise before an evening of food and entertainment.
Adding to the opulent beauty is an abundance of natural green wreaths, swags and garlands draped over banisters, mantlepieces and windowsills. Look out too for sparkling Christmas trees, bursting with presents beneath.