‘Twas the Night before Christmas

Posted On December 16, 2015
Twas the Night before Christmas at Hughenden Manor
December 16, 2015
by Clare

Hughenden Manor NT house, at High Wycombe, has been magically transformed into a retelling of Clement Clarke Moore’s poem ‘Twas the Night Before Christmas.  

The House

The rooms have been decorated bringing to life verses from the well-loved poem.  Start in The dining room with Christmas letters to Santa ‘where stockings were hung by the chimney with care’, then head  to the Disraeli room where the children’s beds are made up and ready for the little ones to snuggle into while ‘visions of sugar plums danced in their heads’.  Go upstairs to the Bedroom where ‘I sprang from my bed’ hasten to the the Study where a miniature scene awaits the ‘wondering eye’.  See the reindeer gathered together in the Statesman’s Room,before following the leaves to the Top Floor,  and oh dear, you’ve just missed Santa in the Literary Room,  but never mind, head back to the Ground Floor to join a jelly tea party in the Drawing Room.  See if you can spot all the mice!

Storytelling for Younger Children – Wednesday 23 December 11.00am

The house closes at 3pm.


The Gardens

Round up the reindeer, follow the reindeer trail.

Gardens close at 3. 30pm

Shop and eat

The cafe and shop in the stable yard, and Dizzy’s tea room are open.

Hugenden Christmas Season

Until Sunday 3 January ( closed 24 – 25 December )

Photos by Hugh Mothersole 

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