From Friday, November 30, Ushaw is opening its doors, chapels and gardens for Christmas, starting with the lighting of St Cuthbert’s Chapel Christmas Tree at 5pm. A glorious Festival of Christmas Trees will be on display right up until Christmas, featuring all shapes and sizes, decorated and lit by local flower arrangers and enthusiasts. The theme is ‘Our best-known and much-loved seasonal songs and carols’. A wonderful occasion to bring the family along to, and to mark the start of the Advent and Christmas Season. £5 entry or annual pass.