Experience Fairfax House in all its splendour as we celebrate The Keeping of Christmas with a magnificent festive installation inspired by the traditions of the eighteenth century. See the Georgians’ love of the natural world as they decorated their homes for Christmas, as well as their festive food, extravagant dining table displays, elegant decorations, and remarkable Twelfth Night Cake.

And! on the launch night of Thursday 14 November, Fairfax House will be keeping its doors open late for the Yuletide Fayre so that you can wander through its glittering interiors and soak up the after dark atmosphere and traditions of a Georgian Christmas by candlelight. There will be mulled wine, mince pies, tastings and music from York Theatre Royal Choir – guaranteed to keep you feeling festive throughout the evening. Or you can try your hand at making a spiced orange pomander to take home.

And if you’ve not started your Christmas shopping yet, then this is the perfect opportunity to buy some presents with up to 20% off in the museum shop for the night of Thursday 14th November only, between 5.30pm and 8.30pm.

The Keeping of Christmas Exhibition Runs Thursday 14 Nov 2019 until Tuesday 31 Dec 2019 – usual admission applies