Christmas at Kensington Palace

Christmas at Kensington Palace

Game of Crowns

Game of Crowns

Saturday 30 November - Monday 6 January

Celebrate Christmas in style


Celebrate Christmas in royal style this December with a season of fun and games at Kensington Palace and experience the palace dressed for Christmas.

Kensington Palace Christmas tree 2012 - night shot in front of palace

The festivities will be inspired by King William III’s winter palace of 1699 when Kensington was the venue for a month of sumptuous parties. Courtiers revelled in the Kings State Apartments enjoying seasonal games and festive music.

This Christmas, try your hand at the games of court in the King's State Apartments. Take part in seventeenth century inspired games and activities to win decorations for your crown and you may even find yourself KING or QUEEN for the day! 

The season will culminate in a Twelfth Night finale weekend on 4, 5 and 6 January.

In addition, the Palace Café and Orangery will be offering a special menu of seasonal festive fayre for you to enjoy from light lunches to afternoon tea.

There is lots to see, do and enjoy at Kensington Palace this Christmas - all Princes and Princesses welcome to a season of family fun!


Plenty to see and do


Discover more about the stories of the palace by exploring Victoria Revealed, the King's and Queen's State Apartments and Fashion Rules. Experience a new festive menu in the Palace Café, find the perfect stocking fillers in the gift shop and wrap up warm for a walk the beautiful palace gardens.

Christmas at Kensington Palace is included in the general admission ticket price. Find out more about tickets and prices >

Please note that the Privy Chamber and the Presence Chamber in the Kings State Apartments will be closed during this period. 

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