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Christmas at Layer Marney Tower

9 December 2022 |11:30 am - 4:00 pm

What better way to celebrate Christmas than a decorated Tudor palace, a traditional Christmas lunch and a performance of 'Twas the Night before Christmas? Come and join us.

Arrive to a cup of tea/coffee followed by a tour through the festive rooms of the house decorated with trees, candles and twinkling lights.

Settle down to a traditional three course Christmas lunch in the Long Gallery, once the Tudor stables, with views across the gardens.

After lunch wander over to the underfloor heated Essex Barn for a performance of ‘Twas the Night before Christmas, brought to you by the troupe who created The Tailor of Gloucester play so charmingly last year. This year’s entertainment will be a light-hearted look at how and why our Christmas came into being to form the festivities we recognise today. With Clement C Moore’s classic poem at its heart, expect a trip through time and traditions with music, singing and of course, some jolly audience participation. St Nicholas may even put in an appearance!

Finish the afternoon with mulled wine, a touch of retail therapy and a mince pie. If you want to join in there will be carols round the fireplace.


Layer Marney Tower is an old building and has a variety of surfaces and steps. There is a ramp into the Long Gallery. The Essex Barn is on the flat. We have one lavatory adapted for anyone who has a disability. We will not be climbing to the top of the tower!

Booking information

For individuals and small groups, please select quantity and retain your ticket to present on your chosen day. Please email dietary requirements by 25th October to admin@layermarneytower.co.uk we will require the surname of the ticket holder, date and name of person with dietary request.

For group bookings of 15+ a £50 non-refundable deposit is required, please confirm availability before you book by emailing admin@layermarneytower.co.uk

On receipt of your deposit, a booking form will be sent to you for completion. Dietary requirements, final numbers and payment must be made by Tuesday 25th October. If payment is not received on time, it will be presumed that the booking has been cancelled.  We do not accept cheques.

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Christmas at Layer Marney Tower

9 December 2022 |11:30 am - 4:00 pm


9 December 2022
11:30 am - 4:00 pm