Evening Orchard Wassail

Saturday 17:00

Alton

Visit Chawton House for this magical night of merrymaking following the ancient tradition of the Orchard Wassail!

Dates

Saturday 17:00
Saturday 19:00

January 19th 2019 at 17:00 - January 19th 2019 at 19:00

Event details

Address:Chawton House
Chawton
Alton

Postcode:GU34 1SJ

Tickets:Price: £15 adult; Children (6-16) £10 (includes soup, roll and drink)

Contact Information:info@chawtonhouse.org

Open hours:5-7pm

Description

article thumb - Wassail in the Orchard
Held on Old Twelfth Night, there was the practice in cider-producing regions of England of visiting orchards to recite incantations and sing to the trees to promote a good harvest for the coming year. There will be a torch-lit procession to the orchard in the Walled Garden, where there will be singing and toasting around the Bramley tree. We encourage you to bring your own instrument and torch for the procession! Soup and a roll will be served in the Great Hall afterwards. Special guests performing on the night are the Shanty Men! You can find out more about them here: http://www.kingspondshantymen.org.uk/

Accessibility

Access for wheelchair users

Adapted toilet

Assistance dog

Level access toilet

Seat available