Burghley House | Burghley Christmas Fair
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28 - 1 Nov - Dec 2024


Burghley Christmas Fair

Enjoy a truly magical festive shopping experience at the Burghley Christmas Fair

The beautiful courtyards and grounds of Burghley House will once again be filled with festive chalets, pagodas and marquees bedecked in sparkling Christmas decorations for the annual Burghley Christmas Fair.

The region’s largest and most magical Christmas Fair with stalls offering a wide range of artisan and unique gifts. Spend the day finding the perfect presents for loved ones and pick up some stocking fillers, handmade decorations, and beautiful homewares.

Be sure to take a break from the shopping to enjoy the delicious festive treats on offer from the very best food and drink producers. From traditional mulled wine and indulgent hot chocolate to warming raclette and tempting sweet and savoury crepês, there’s something to tantalise everyone’s taste buds.

The most wonderful festive day out with lights twinkling, music filling the air, and if you're lucky, a few snowflakes too! Plus, a large Victorian carousel, lit up for the season, adds even more seasonal cheer.

The Burghley Christmas Fair is run in association with the Angel Committee to raise funds for the Sue Ryder Thorpe Hall Hospice in Peterborough.

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Ticket Information

Book tickets


9.30am - 4pm (Thur/Sun) 9.30am - 7.30pm (Fri/Sat)

Adult Ticket


Child Ticket (3-15 years)


Flexi Ticket*

Adult £15, Child £7.50

Additional Information

Tickets must be booked in advance and will not be available on the gate. Parking is free of charge.

To minimise queues and crowds, we ask you to book an arrival timeslot for your visit to the Burghley Christmas Fair. Once here, you are welcome to stay as long as you wish.

*A limited number of Flexi Tickets are available which entitle you to one admission on any one date during the Fair. Valid for any day and any arrival time.

In line with our standard Terms & Conditions, tickets are non-refundable and non-transferable.

Interested in exhibiting?

View our Exhibitor Information page.

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Frequently Asked Questions

Why do I need to book a timeslot?

To minimise queues and crowds, we ask you to book an arrival timeslot for your visit to the Burghley Christmas Fair. Once here, you are welcome to stay as long as you wish.

Can I buy a ticket on the gate?

No, tickets will not be available to purchase on the gate, pre-booking is required.

What is a Flexi Ticket?

New for this year, a limited number of Flexi Tickets are available allowing visitors to buy a ticket in advance and decide which date to visit later. Flexi Tickets are valid for admission to the Christmas Fair on any one day of the event. Flexi Tickets are valid for any day and any arrival time. Flexi Tickets can only be redeemed once and are non-transferrable and non-refundable.

Do I have to pay for parking?

Car parking is free to all Burghley Christmas Fair ticket holders. Please be aware that some car parking will be on grass so please be mindful of wearing appropriate footwear as it could well be muddy or wet underfoot.

Can I exchange my ticket or get a refund?

We are sorry but once purchased, we are not able to refund or exchange tickets. Tickets are valid on the date and time specified only. For those looking for flexible tickets, a limited number of Flexi Tickets are available which are valid for admission on any one day of the event.

Are Carer tickets available?

Carers can visit the Christmas Fair at no charge when accompanying a visitor you care for. You will be required to provide proof of carer status at the ticket desk. Click here for details on accepted documentation.

Is the event accessible?

There is step free access to all areas of the event, but please be aware due to the location within the courtyards there are cobbled areas and uneven surfaces. There will be a disabled car parking area available. Disabled toilets are available in the Chestnut Courtyard, Brewhouse Pavilion and Garden Café.

Is the event suitable for prams and buggies?

Prams and buggies are permitted however the Christmas Fair does get very busy so we strongly recommend that they be left at home where possible.

Can I bring my dog?

The Christmas Fair is a busy event, so we don't advise bringing dogs. If you do choose to bring your dog, please be aware that dogs must be kept on a lead at all times and are not permitted in the indoor spaces at the event - the marquee, Brewhouse Pavilion and the Orangery Restaurant.

Will cash be accepted by stallholders?

The Burghley Christmas Fair is a cashless event, we kindly ask you to pay by card or contactless device.

    Do you accept group bookings?

    Yes, we are happy to welcome groups to the Christmas Fair, however coach and minibus parking is limited and must be pre-booked by emailing burghley@burghley.co.uk

    Will Burghley House, Gardens and Adventure Play be open during the fair?

    No, the House, Gardens and Play will be closed for the duration of the Christmas Fair.

    Where do I find information about exhibiting?

    Please visit our Exhibitor Information page for further information and contact details.

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