A Very Merry Victorian Christmas at Saumarez Homestead

Celebrate Christmas Victorian-era style with a magical festive display at historic Saumarez Homestead.

The Victorian age placed great importance on family, so it follows that Christmas was celebrated at home and Saumarez Homestead was no exception. From Christmas cards to decorated trees and Christmas crackers, many of our best-known Christmas traditions are products of the Victorian era.

To celebrate this magical time of year, Saumarez Homestead will be dressed in its festive finery reflecting Christmases from long ago. Step back in time with spruce and ivy and mistletoe from the extensive Saumarez gardens, handmade ornaments and tree decorations.


Saumarez Homestead
Image: Christmas card, published by C. Goodall & Son, 19th Century, England. Museum no. Buday/1/1/25. © Victoria and Albert Museum, London


Event details

View this special festive display on a House Tour, Wednesdays (11am) or Sundays (11am, 1:30pm or 2:30pm) from Sunday 3 – Sunday 17 December 2023.



General Entry ticket pricing applies.

Book via Eventbrite where possible, to guarantee a spot.


Plan your visit

Saumarez Homestead


230 Saumarez Road, Armidale NSW 2350
Enter via Armidale Airport from the New England Highway


Wednesday, Friday and Sunday, until 17 December 2023
Wednesday: Gardens 10am – 4pm. Guided house tour 11am.
Friday: Gardens only (no house tours) 10am – 4pm.
Sunday: Gardens 10am – 4pm. Guided house tours 11am, 1.30pm, 2.30pm.
Reopening 3 - 31 January 2024.
Please check again nearer the time for information on February opening hours and beyond.


18 December - 2 January
Australia Day

(02) 6772 3616
Entry Fees:

Garden visit:
National Trust members – FREE
Adult - $12
Concession* - $10
Family - $34
Child (under 5 years) – FREE

House tour and garden visit (booking recommended):
National Trust members – FREE
Adult - $15
Concession* - $12
Family - $42
Child (under 5 years) – FREE
*Concession applies for full-time students, seniors, pensioners and children aged 5-15 years.

How to book your tickets
Tickets can be purchased at the door or booked in advance to guarantee your spot. Booking fees apply.
Terms and conditions of entry apply.
Book a ticket to House tour and garden: House tour and garden.
Book a ticket to a Garden visit: Garden visit.
For group visits to Saumarez Homestead: Group visits.

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