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Sat 17th November 2018 to Mon 31st December 2018
The Twelve Days of Christmas
Event Type: Event for all

Christmas at Castle Howard is a spectacle like no other.

New for 2018 Christmas opening will run from 17th November until New Years Eve (31st December).

Enjoy a truly magical day out as Castle Howard is transformed for the festive season. Experience the magnificent decorations as you journey through the House’s grand state rooms. Open fires, candle light and live music evoke all that we love about this special time of year, with the iconic 25 foot traditional Christmas tree adorned with over 3000 baubles providing a breath-taking highlight in the Great Hall.

Inspirational design team Charlotte Lloyd Webber and Bretta Gereke have worked with the theme ‘The 12 Days of Christmas’ to produce a stunning array of flamboyant displays and installations to surprise and delight visitors of all ages, including a fun indoor Children’s trail.

It is easy to spend a full day here as you soak up the jovial atmosphere, enjoy an array of indulgent winter warmers across our catering outlets and complete your Christmas shopping in our Gift Shops, Christmas Stalls, Farm Shop and Garden Centre. And don’t miss the opportunity to meet the big man himself as Father Christmas will be making some very special visits.

(Closed Christmas Eve, Christmas Day and Boxing Day). 

Award winning Festive Afternoon Teas, in the exclusive Grecian Hall

An Audience With Father Christmas 

An Enchanted Evening with Father Christmas

Drop in Santa's Grotto

Magical Twilight evening opening on 15th & 16th December

Twixmas Magic Shows

Please click here to purchase tickets for the House & Grounds this Christmas. To purchase tickets for all of our other Christmas events please see our Events Calendar.

For a full list of exhibitors at this years Christmas Market please click here.

For a full music schedule please click here.

Christmas Opening Times

The House and Grounds open at 10am with last entry at 3pm during Christmas Opening. For further information on Opening Times please click here.

 

 

Exclusive Private Hire at Christmas

Whether you're celebrating with colleagues or gathering family and friends together a festive celebration at Castle Howard is sure to be a night like no other. 

The Great Hall and Long Gallery offer the ultimate and exclusive opportunity to entertain at Castle Howard at Christmas

(Min 60 Guests) £320+VAT per person

Enjoy a champagne and canape reception in the Great Hall by the roaring fire and 25 foot Christmas tree whilst the Pianist plays festive tunes to get you in the spirit. Tour the South front rooms adorned with decorations before indulging in an exquisite three course dinner with carefully selected wines in the beautifully dressed Long Gallery, our oak floored dining room. Then, dance the night away in the elegant Grecian Hall.

Celebrate Christmas in style in our elegant Grecian Hall this Christmas.

(Min 40 Guests, Max 60 Guests) £250+VAT per person

Enjoy a champagne and canape reception in the Great Hall by the roaring fire and 25 foot Christmas tree whilst the Pianist plays festive tunes to get you in the spirit. Tour the South front rooms adorned with decorations before indulging in an exquisite three course dinner with carefully selected wines in the elegant Grecian Hall. 

 

 

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