Christmas at the Palaces

This season we have got a whole series of events to get you in the Christmas mood! From food to ice staking we’ve got your festive season covered.

Barbara Smith, Craft Gardener at Hampton Court Palace, will guide you through a Christmas Table Decoration Workshop, where you’ll be able to create your very own table centrepiece in time for the 25 December.  Book your tickets online to experience working with materials foraged from the palace grounds. These fantastic events will be taking place on 7 December at 11am and 2pm.

Our Members’ Carol Services will be taking place at the Chapel Royal at Hampton Court Palace on 9 December at 7,30pm and at the Chapel Royal at Tower of London on 20 December at 6.30pm. These extremely popular events are a family favourite and are a great way to get you in the Christmas spirit, so make sure you book your tickets soon! If this has left you wanting more, join us for Carols in the Courtyard at Hampton Court Palace on 16, 18, 19 and 22 December. These events are accompanied by the Epsom and Ewell Silver Band. Tickets can be purchased online.

Experience all the fun and excitement that the Victorian era has to offer at the Tower of London between 27 and 31 December. Discover how the Christmas that we know and love today was shaped by both Queen Victoria and Charles Dickens. Or if the Tudors are more your style, join us at Hampton Court Palace between 21 December and 5 January  for festive treats prepared in the Tudor Kitchens along with other courtly entertainment. Both of these events are free to members, just show your membership at the entrance.

Eat, drink and be merry at our Hampton Court Festive Fayre which runs from 6 to 8 December. This will be a food lovers paradise and the perfect opportunity to feast on delicious handcrafted food and drink. While you’re here take time to watch our seasonal cookery demonstrations run by our expert Historic Kitchens Team.

Or why not make your way to Hillsborough Castle and Gardens to experience the 12 days of Christmas, where you will be accompanied by a costume explainer on a guided tour of the castle. This event will be happening across the festive period between 2 December and 5 January. To make sure you don’t miss out book your place by calling our Contact Centre on 0333 320 6000.

And now all that leaves us to do is wish you a very Merry Christmas! We hope to see you at one of the palaces soon!

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