A country house will be “like never before” this festive season.

The National Trust’s Petworth House and Park is inviting visitors to celebrate the colours of Christmas.

The 17th century house will be dressed for the festivities with stunning trees and floral displays, inspired by the colours within its extraordinary art collection.

There will be choirs singing in the courtyard, a Christmas makers market, creative workshops and late openings in the run up to the big day.

Visitors will be transported to an enchanting world of Yuletide colour, stepping into a magical winter garden in the marble hall, which will be filled with ivy.

A floral archway and sleigh pulled by foliage reindeer will create opportunities for festive photos with family and friends.

The little dining room will be wreathed in natural greens under a leafy light display and in the famous carved room the work of Grinling Gibbons has been recreated in brilliant gold and festooned on the trees in celebration of his ornate carvings.

A show-stopping 15ft tree will fill the red room and a display of fanciful desserts will be waiting in the historic kitchens.

Eagle-eyed visitors may be able to spot some playful mice hiding among Christmas puddings.

Oak hall will be adorned with flowers and the sunset hues from George Jones’ painting The Battle of Waterloo which hangs on the wall. From there, the decorations of the Somerset room will bring the collection to life like never before. A magnificent tree will take centre stage in the square dining room, dressed in blue chinoiserie baubles inspired by the room’s paintings and ceramics.

Visitors can also experience a magical evening atmosphere during special late night openings. There will be a Christmas makers market on December 2 and 3, featuring stalls lined with 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 the late shopping event in Petworth.

Sarah Taylor, senior programming officer at Petworth House, said: “Our Colours of Christmas display will show Petworth House like never before and we can’t wait for our visitors to soak up the festive atmosphere.

“The decorations are more spectacular than ever, taking inspiration from the house itself and the stunning works within our collection, and there’s so much more to enjoy, from the choirs in the courtyard to the workshops and makers market, and of course the magical evening openings which have proven so popular. It promises to be an idyllic Christmas experience and a feast for the senses.”

Petworth’s Colours of Christmas is open from Saturday, November 25, to Monday, January 1, 10.30am to 4.30pm.

Petworth House is open 10.30am to 4.30pm, last entry 4pm. The garden and main car park are open from 10am to 5pm. No advanced booking is needed, but visitors must buy a ticket to the site to enter, free for National Trust members.