Christmas at Castle Howard
Each year Castle Howard is transformed when the house is hand decorated for the festive season.
This year we're open daily from Saturday 21 November to Wednesday 23 December. Visit our Tickets and Admission page for details of opening times and prices.
Visit and see the house adorned with thousands of baubles, garlands, candles and wreaths. Discover breathtaking interiors lit by candle
and firelight and dressed with stunning traditional Christmas decorations and some extra special touches too.
To add to the festive feel, there will be live music performed under the Christmas tree or by the roaring log fire every day.
Children will love spotting the mischievous mice scampering about the house this Christmas on our festive trail.
The cheeky little creatures will be hiding in the shadows, among the
glittering baubles and twinkling lights.
Take a little time to explore the grounds which take on a beauty of their own in the crisp winter months; from the sparkling lakes and the frost covered trees to the twinkling trees which line the drive and the vast winter sky.
In the Stable Courtyard, our shops and markets are the perfect place to
pick up that special Christmas gift or why not stop and refuel at one of
our restaurants or cafés.
Beautifully decked out each Christmas a visit to Castle Howard is not to be missed. Download our Christmas leaflet now.
Visit our What's On pages for more details on this year's Christmas opening and our programme of events.
Shop & Eat at Christmas