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Victorian Christmas

REF NR: 7047

Experience the spirit of a Victorian Christmas at beautiful Osborne. Have a go at traditional games, take a ride on the carousel and delight in jovial entertainers. Hear the festive sounds of the season and smell the roasting chestnuts in the snowy courtyard. Marvel at the skilful Victorian falconer and children can make their own traditional toys. Meet Father Christmas and even some familiar Dickensian characters as you tour some of the festively dressed rooms. 

From turkey and crackers to figgy pudding and Father Christmas, the festive season as we know it today has its roots in the Victorian era. This December, take a trip back in time at beautiful Osborne and delight in a celebration of the perfect Victorian Christmas.

Surround yourself with good cheer as the sound of music and the smell of roasting chestnuts fills the air. Be captivated by Victorian toy makers as your children make toys of their very own to take home. Have a go at traditional games, take a ride on the carousel and marvel at daring jesters and their breath-taking fire shows.

After the excitement of our outdoor entertainments, head indoors, for Osborne will become Father Christmas’ home-away-from-home for the entire weekend. Join in an audience with the man himself, as he tells yuletide tales amidst the festive decorations of Osborne’s spectacular ground floor rooms.

In between, warm up with a tipple from our Christmas courtyard and choose the perfect gift from our stallholders. Grab a song sheet and sing carols as snowflakes drift in the breeze. A fast paced and humorous retelling of Dickens’ A Christmas Carol will have you laughing out loud, or you can huddle round to enjoy the Victorian tradition of Christmas ghost stories. 

Victorian Christmas continues after dark as the festivities carry on into the evening. Gather to watch Father Christmas throw the switch on our festive lights, then gain a new perspective on the beauty of Osborne as you sip mulled wine and wander among the softly lit grounds.

Book online before Friday 29 November to receive 10% off your tickets.

Audiences with Father Christmas are now available for pre-booking. Book your slot by calling our customer services team on 0370 333 1183. A small additional charge of £5 applies. Free spaces can be booked on arrival at Osborne, however as spaces are limited we recommend booking in advance. To take part in this activity, you must also have purchased an admission ticket for the Victorian Christmas event.

       Nov 30, 2019 @ 11:00

       Dec 01, 2019 @ 19:00
Venue: Osborne House

Contact Details


Osborne House
York Avenue, East Cowes, Isle of Wight, PO32 6JX,

Phone: 01983 200022