All the Family are Invited

Join us at Norton Priory Museum & Gardens for a Christmas Extravaganza of seasonal events for all the family.

Discover Christmas food and handcrafted gifts in the undercroft, revisit the Ghost of Christmas past, and enjoy live performance and festive musical celebrations. Share the joy of Christmas at Norton.

To secure your place, book your tickets in advance using the links below. Free onsite parking is available with accessible parking for Blue Badge holders.

We look forward to seeing you!

Visit Norton Priory this Christmas


Visit Norton Priory this Christmas
Until Sunday 20th December 2022 10:00AM-4:00PM

See the medieval undercroft dressed for Christmas and enjoy exploring the two exhibition galleries.  Younger visitors (and some older ones!) have the opportunity to follow our Nutcracker Trail, play dress up in the downstairs gallery and peek inside our dolls house in the upstairs gallery.  The musuem atrium is home to the late fourteenth century statue of St. Christopher, with an audio visual presentation voiced by Brian Blessed.

Outside, there are the excavated remains of the medieval priory and acres of woodland to discover, including a play area for children.

There's ample free car parking, the Brooke Cafe and a gift shop (perfect for Christmas gift inspiration!) to help make your visit complete.

Please note, Norton Priory closes for Christmas after 20th December 2022.

Advance Tickets: Adults £7.95, Concessions £6.95, Children £5.75 - Family tickets available Members: Free entry for Norton Priory Members Book Visit Norton Priory this Christmas Tickets

A Christmas Carol


A Christmas Carol
Saturday 3rd December 2022 Performances at 5PM and 7PM

Join us for this enchanting, adapted classic tale. ‘A Christmas Carol’ is a 60-minute, three hander professional play adapted from the original novella & directed by Artistic Director Kate Allerston, and revised for 2022.

With the beautiful Victorian Porch as its backdrop, this engaging production brings Dickens’, immortal Christmas classic back to life.

It’s atmospheric, immersive, festive and educational and brings a hint of humour to Scrooge’s tale - there’s quite a bit of audience interaction too! Ideal for families with children aged 8 upwards.

Advance Tickets: Adults £12, Children £8 Members: Adults £10, Children £7 Book A Christmas Carol Tickets

A Starry Christmas - now sold out!


A Starry Christmas - now sold out!
Sunday 11th December 2022 7PM

Join us for ‘A Starry Christmas’ concert in the stunning atrium at Norton Priory. This one night only performance is produced in partnership with A Place for Us CIC.

West End stars Zoe Curlett & Keiron Crook are bringing the magic to this musical extravaganza, packed with seasonal spirt. The perfect way to herald the arrival of the Christmas season. The incredible talent of the students from multi-award winning, A  Place for Us Performing Arts Academy, will also be showcasing their up and coming talent.

Ticket price includes refreshments at the interval.

Advance Tickets: £20 per person Members: £18 per person Book A Starry Christmas - now sold out! Tickets

Carol Concert


Carol Concert
Saturday 17th December 3.30PM

Join us in Norton Priory’s beautiful atrium for this very special carol concert by the Runcorn Community Choir.

Celebrate the season through a range of well-known Christmas carols and festive favourites.

A free glass of mulled wine or orange juice is included at the event.

Advance Tickets: Adults £6, Children £4 Members: Adults £5 Children £3 Book Carol Concert Tickets

Band & Drums - now sold out!


Band & Drums - now sold out!
Sunday 18th December 2022 6PM

A hotpot supper (vegetarian option available), freshly made by the Brooke Cafe’s chef, will be served at 6pm in Norton Priory’s medieval undercroft, before moving into the stunning atrium at 7pm for this very special performance by the Band and Drums of the Cheshire Constabulary.

The ticket price is inclusive of the hotpot supper, a glass of mulled wine or orange juice and a mince pie, all of which will be served during the interval.

Advance Tickets: £17 per person Members: £14 per person Book Band & Drums - now sold out! Tickets

Winter Solstice


Winter Solstice
Wednesday 21st December 2022 6-8PM

The wheel turns again as we head into midwinter.

Come together with Norton Priory to give gratitude to the year past as the Sun wanes, before we turn the event to the energy of celebration as we dance the new Solar year into being.

Join Mima of HedgeRose Healing and Cindy and Adrian of Myrriadd, to enjoy circle dancing and thoughtful reflections. Refreshments provided.

Advance Tickets: £18 per person Members: £16 per person Book Winter Solstice Tickets