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The Twelve Days of Christmas

Saturday 17th November - Monday 31st December 

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 below.

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

For a full live music schedule please click here.

Christmas Opening Times

The House and Grounds open at 10am with last entry at 3pm during the week and 4pm on weekends throughout Christmas Opening. For further information on Opening Times please click here.

Farm Shop Christmas Order Form

Our Christmas Order Forms are now available, either pick one up from our Farm Shop or click here to order now. Please note than order forms need to be returned by 5pm on Wednesday 12th December 2018. 

 

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Sat 17th Nov 2018 - Fri 21st Dec 2018
Combine your visit to the House and Gardens at Christmas with a Christmas Afternoon Tea in our elegant Grecian Hall.
Sat 24th Nov 2018 - Sun 23rd Dec 2018
Make Christmas memories that will last a life time with a visit to see Father Christmas at our popular Fireside Audiences
Sat 24th Nov 2018 - Sun 23rd Dec 2018
Add a touch of magic to your Christmas with our exclusive evening with Father Christmas.
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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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