Christmas At The Castle Events

Do you enjoy taking the family to historical places, and also love Christmas, then why not combine the two!

Check out these amazing Christmas At the Castle events taking place across the UK, to find the one you’d like to visit.

Stunning Christmas At the Castle Events

Belsay Hall, Castle & Gardens Christmas

Location : B6309, Newcastle upon Tyne NE20 0DX

Festive Stories with Father Christmas – Join in the festive fun with Father Christmas at Belsay Hall as the man himself tells seasonal stories among the traditional decorations.

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Belvoir Castle Twelve Days of Christmas

Location : Grantham NG32 1PE

Take the magical journey through the Twelve Days of Christmas at Belvoir Castle
The ultimate destination for a magical Christmas experience.

Step into a world of wonder as we bring to life the enchanting theme of the Twelve Days of Christmas, curated by the talented Charlotte Lloyd-Webber.

Immerse yourself in the grandeur and festive charm of Belvoir Castle, where the spirit of the season is celebrated in extraordinary ways.

Whether you’re seeking a delightful family outing or a romantic escape, join us for an immersive experience. Book your tickets now for an unforgettable fun-filled family day out.

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Bolsover Castle Christmas

Location : Castle St, Bolsover, Chesterfield S44 6PR

Festive Stories with Father Christmas – Join in the festive fun with Father Christmas at Bolsover Castle as the man himself tells seasonal stories among the traditional decorations.

Bright Winter Nights at Bolsover – This December will mark the 30th year of the Bolsover Lantern Parade and to celebrate Junction Arts is bringing a new light show to Bolsover Castle!

Light projections, images and sounds from the last three decades will bring the castle walls to life, featuring the stories of local people and their lantern parade experiences.

Bolsover Lantern Parade – Join us as Bolsover’s much-loved Lantern Parade will once again be lighting up the town’s streets. This year we’re celebrating 30 years of the parade which is now the biggest and longest-running light procession in the country.

Carols at The Castle – Join in the Christmas celebrations at Bolsover Castle with carols sung by Chesterfield Philharmonic Choir in the stunning surroundings of the Riding School.

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Hartlebury Castle Christmas

Location : Hartlebury Castle, Kidderminster DY11 7XZ

Enjoy fun family Christmas weekends with opportunities to meet Santa, relax as you listen to marvellous concerts & evening performances, or get creative in our popular Wreath Making workshops.

Or simply pop in for a visit and see the Castle dressed for Christmas with its beautiful decorations.

Nutcracker Trail: Throughout December, follow the Nutcracker Trail around the Castle.

A Family Christmas: Enjoy a magical December day out in the Worcestershire countryside where the castle will be dressed for Christmas and Santa himself is waiting inside…

Sing Along With Santa: Get into the festive spirit as you sing along to Christmas classics with Santa. Then settle in with a hot chocolate (or juice) and a breakfast treat, as Santa reads the beloved tale of The Night Before Christmas. Each child will also receive a Christmas present from Santa.

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Christmas At Hever Castle

Location : Hever Rd, Hever, Edenbridge TN8 7NG

christmas at Hever castle

This Christmas at Hever Castle, spend quality time with loved ones and enjoy a seasonal experience to remember, now in its 17th year.

The magical Christmas Lights experience starts from 16:00 when you can wrap up warm and enjoy a walk under the stars to explore the grounds.

Witness the enchantment of the Castle, gardens and lake festooned with fabulous colours and twinkling lights, capturing the spirit of Christmas.

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Kenilworth Castle Festive Stories with Father Christmas

Location : Castle Green, Kenilworth CV8 1NG

Festive Stories with Father Christmas – Join in the festive fun with Father Christmas at Belsay Hall as the man himself tells seasonal stories among the traditional decorations.

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Lincoln Castle Illuminated

Location : Castle Hill, Lincoln LN1 3AA

Lincoln Castle Illuminated is back, and it’s bigger and brighter than ever before.

The magical and much-loved Christmas event will run from Friday 8 December until Saturday 23 December, giving families and friends the perfect and unmissable opportunity to get into the festive spirit.

You will be able enjoy the castle grounds bejewelled with festive lights and illuminated Christmas features, take a trip down Candy Cane Lane, and give your warmest season’s greetings to our resident castle dragons – Lucy and Norman.

The castle has retained its popular Illuminated Wall Walk so visitors can see this historical landmark in a sparkling, festive light and take in the beautiful night-time views across the city and county. Then it’s all aboard our ‘Mini Polar Express’ before enjoying other traditional fairground rides beloved by young and old.

As no Christmas event is complete without festive food, local vendors will be offering sweet treats and winter warmers, including hot chocolate and mulled wine.

Explore with Paws on our Dog Friendly evenings! If you would like your furry companion to enjoy Lincoln Castle Illuminated, then make sure you book a ticket for one of our Dog Friendly evenings on the 13 and 20 December.

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Oxford Christmas At The Castle

Location : 44-46 Oxford Castle, Oxford OX1 1AY

Christmas Trail

Santa is coming to town! meet Father Christmas and enjoy some fun festive activities at Oxford Castle & Prison.

On arrival you’ll be greeted by one of Santa’s Castle elves before being taken into the base of St. Georges Tower, home to over 1,000 years of history. You will then be taken to our 900 year old Norman crypt where another one of Santa’s elves will talk you through how to make wildlife friendly reindeer food that you can take away with you ready for the big day itself.

Afterwards take a walk through the old Victorian Prison wing where you can make your very own Christmas Tree bauble and for the adults, you’ll get to try a sample of mead.

Then it is time to meet the big man himself, each family gets to spend some time with Santa who will give out a pre-Christmas present. One of the elves will capture a festive photo which will be available to purchase afterwards.

Lantern LED Tours

Discover 1,000 years of history by lantern light this Christmas Season!

Throughout December all our daily tours will be led by lantern light! As the nights draw in, join our guides on an atmospheric lantern-lit tour of the history of Oxford Castle and Prison.

Hear the real stories of Oxford’s past, see the wintery lights of Oxford from St George’s tower, and delve into the cells and crypt by flickering lantern light.

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Raby Castle Christmas

Location : Staindrop, Darlington DL2 3AH

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Fireside Stories – Come and meet Father Christmas this winter season in the spectacular setting of Raby Castle.

Follow our festive footmen through glittering halls and gather round our roaring fire in the Entrance Hall for a special story with Father Christmas. He might even bring a present or two!

Complete with song, dance and laughter, this magical experience at Raby has become a wonderful Christmas tradition for our visitors.

Enchanted Christmas Trail – Embark on an enchanting journey through The Plotters’ Forest and create cherished memories with your loved ones this holiday season. Immerse yourself in the magic of our Enchanted Christmas Trail, where twinkling lights and festive music guide your path through a captivating winter wonderland.

As the sun sets and the night sky emerges, watch in awe as the trail comes to life under the blanket of darkness, each corner illuminated with a warm and inviting glow.

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Warwick Castle

Location : Warwick CV34 4QU

Explore twinkling trees, dazzling decorations, and festive flourishes at every turn. Meet Santa in the cosy castle library as you hear a story of festive hope and joy.

Wrap up warm and take a stroll through the enchanting Christmas market and treat yourself to a festive feast.

Gaze upon glittering trees, wander through a sparkling outdoor light trail and skate across the spectacular open-air ice rink underneath towers and turrets.

With all of this and more in one enchanting destination, you’re sure to feel the magic of Christmas.

Ice Skating – The Castle’s east front transforms into a magical skating rink for the ultimate festive experience on the ice. Glide around our ice rink right underneath the majestic Guy’s Tower. As you skate, enjoy the sound of your favourite Christmas classics.

Light Trail – The festive Light Trail returns to illuminate the castle and its grounds, bigger and better than ever before, with impressive new installations and thousands of shimmering lights spread across the iconic castle grounds. 

As dusk arrives, immerse yourself in breathtaking surroundings lit up with larger-than-life illuminations. Wander the beautiful gardens with twinkling trees and projections that light up the sky. Whatever your age, our castle Light Trail is sure to bring the real magic of Christmas to life.

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Looking for more Christmas events, check out Christmas Farm ParksChristmas at the ZooChristmas at Theme ParksChristmas Shows and PantomimesPolar Express Train RidesSanta Trains and Illuminated Trails

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