Travel back in time to Christmases past at this beautiful York venue
It’s second-time lucky for Fairfax House as they present their unique festive experience.
From 20 November 2021 to 9 January 2022, Fairfax House is opening its doors with an invitation to take a festive journey through its historic interiors in A Season for Giving.
Each room will feature magical scenes that will display the generous gifts given to York Civic Trust for the benefit of the people of York.
The exhibition was revealed last year, but was only able to open for two weeks due to the pandemic. Now it’s back for a second time!
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It will be an experience for all the family to enjoy, while learning more about the museum’s collections through an interactive exhibition.
Travel back in time to the 1940s for a family Christmas with Noel Terry, join a raucous Georgian Christmas dinner party that features silverware donated by Arthur Smallwood and Leslie Boothman, and take a look at beautiful eighteenth-century costumes.
The Christmas journey will culminate with an installation of over 400 pieces of Georgian glassware gifted by John Butler.
Travel back in time
Rachel Wallis, assistant curator at Fairfax House, said: “We are so excited to be bringing back A Season for Giving this year after its run was cut short last year due to Covid.”
This new Christmas display will aim to shed light on the civic role of York Civic Trust and celebrate the idea of gifts of all kinds.
“It is our way of thanking them for their generous gifts, and also a chance to thank all the people who have supported York Civic Trust and Fairfax House over the years – and especially in the past 18 months or so.”
Fairfax House hopes to offer a festive celebration packed with more magic and splendour than ever before.
The cost of entry is £7.50. Tickets can be pre-booked online but they can also be purchased on the day subject to availability.
For more information and to book your tickets please visit the Fairfax House website.