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Mini concerts, classic films and a magical experience at Wentworth Woodhouse this Christmas

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Free concerts, festive classics screened in a unique setting and a fairytale adventure are all planned for Wentworth Woodhouse in Rotherham this December.

The gardens of Wentworth Woodhouse will be rocking in the run-up to Christmas with free mini concerts are lined up for visitors on garden admission tickets.

Festive numbers will be belted out by songstresses singing pop songs from the John Lewis ads, and a local brass band will be playing.

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On Saturday December 11, Thorpe Hesley Brass Band, whose musicians have played several times at the house and range from school pupils to pensioners, will be playing Christmas songs and classic carols at 11am and 1pm.

The following day, December 12, the harmonising Hummingbirds take over, performing songs  at 11am and 1pm Their repertoire ranges from The Beatles and Adele to hits immortalised in the John Lewis Christmas adverts.

The gardens are open from 10am to 4pm Wednesday to Sunday. Hot chocolate and mulled cider will be among the festive food and drink available at the Garden Kiosk. Admission: £6 for adults, £3 for over fives, with discounts for families and National Trust members.

Also in December, a number of Christmas classic films are being screened in the stunning state rooms of the Rotherham mansion.

Tickets are priced between £10 to £14 and include a bag of popcorn.

ELF (PG)
Saturday 11th and Monday 13th December – 4.00pm

LOVE ACTUALLY (15)
Saturday 11th and Monday 13th December – 7.00pm

THE MUPPET CHRISTMAS CAROL (U)
Sunday 12th and Tuesday 14th December – 4.00pm

IT’S A WONDERFUL LIFE (U)
Sunday 12th and Tuesday 14th December – 7.00pm

Later in the month, the iconic Marble Saloon is set to be transformed into the Snow Queen’s throne room as part of a enchanting experience unlike any other.

‘Once Upon A Christmas’ is a magical walk-through theatrical experience where audiences start the journey with a tale of how the wicked Snow Queen has kidnapped Father Christmas and outlawed the celebrations.

Taking in six of Wentworth Woodhouse’s grand state rooms, visitors embark on an immersive quest through the fairy kingdom to become the heroes of their own legendary Winter story and restore the magic of Christmas! This epic journey ends with a chance to meet Father Christmas and create a magic wish.

Boxing Day garden tickets are now on sale for people planning the traditional post-Christmas walk. 

Images: WWPT

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Tom Austen
Tom grew up in Aston, Rotherham and studied Human Geography at Nottingham Trent University before developing a passion for promoting Rotherham and a nose for a good story.

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