A 17th century country house has unveiled its “tree-mendous” Christmas plans as it gears up for the festive season.

The National Trust has revealed its plans for Petworth House leading up to Christmas, which will be decorated in yuletide splendour.

From November 26, the Grade I listed house will be bedecked in baubles and garlands, and decorated trees have been scattered throughout the building.

The Argus: One of the many trees in Petworth HouseOne of the many trees in Petworth House (Image: National Trust)

Highlights will include the Marble Hall, transformed into an enchanted winter forest scene with sparkling lights and woodland creatures, wood-carved trees in Petworth’s Grinling Gibbons’ Carved Room, paper flowers adorning the tree in the Little Dining Room and a showstopping tree in the Red Room.

Closer to Christmas, visitors can look forward to choirs singing in the courtyard (December 3 and 21), a Christmas makers market, and late-evening openings.

On Saturday 3 and Sunday 4 December hunt for Christmas presents or a treat for yourself, at the Christmas Makers Market. Stalls are packed with high-quality artisan gifts including jewellery, homewares, textiles and art. This event is being held in partnership with Petworth Pop Up: Makers Market, and is on the evening of special late shopping in Petworth town.

The Argus: A series of events are also planned for the seasonA series of events are also planned for the season (Image: National Trust)

Sarah Taylor, senior programming officer for Petworth House said: “We’re excited to be able to offer visitors the tree-mendous Christmas experience at Petworth this year.

“There will be new festive displays in each room, and the enchanted winter forest in the Marble Hall is something visitors wouldn’t have seen before at Petworth House.

“We’re also encouraging everyone to pop into the servants’ quarters where they’ll find a gorgeous gingerbread village.”

Petworth’s ‘Tree-mendous Christmas’ is open from Saturday, November 26 to Monday, January 2 10:30am-4:30pm.

The Argus: Guests can see the decorations during late night events alsoGuests can see the decorations during late night events also (Image: National Trust)

Events this Christmas at Petworth House:

Christmas makers market

December 3 10am-7pm (main car park open until 8pm) and December 4, 10am-4pm. Located in the Battery House Studio. 

Petworth Lates: Tree-mendous Christmas

December 3, open until 7pm, last entry to house 6:30pm.

December 21 , 6-8pm Winter Solstice, last entry to house 7:30pm

The Argus: Petworth HousePetworth House (Image: National Trust)

Christmas opening times

Petworth House: 10:30am – 4:30pm, last entry 4pm

Pleasure garden: 10am – 5pm

Petworth Park: 8am – 6pm

Closed December 24 and 25