Christmas at Hampton Court Palace

Christmas at Hampton Court Palace

Christmas at Court

Enjoy live performance, Tudor cookery, traditional carols, ice-skating and much more in unique surroundings.

Experience all the pomp, pageantry and excitement of an Elizabethan yuletide as Hampton Court welcomes in the festive season in regal style.

With carolling in the courtyards, musical performances, family activities, an elaborately dressed Christmas tree, the return of the BBC Good Food Festive Fayre, and even skating in the shadow of King Henry VIII’s famous pleasure palace, there’s something for everyone this Christmas at Hampton Court.

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Highlight events

BBC Good Food Festive Fayre

9 - 11 December. Late night shopping tickets on 9 and 10 December. Join us for the perfect start to your seasonal celebrations. Enjoy festive entertainment and carols from local choirs. Stock up the pantry for Christmas, pick up some great gifts and enjoy delicious treats. Included in palace admission.

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Festive family fun

10, 11, 17 and 18 December. Hear tales from the Elizabethan court and enjoy fun craft activities for all the family. Included in palace admission.

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Festive 16th century music weekend

17-18 December. Enjoy festive music at court with Tudor tunes and traditional carols performed throughout the palace. Included in palace admission.

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Elizabethan Christmas

21 December - 23 December and 27 December - 1 January. It's Christmas 1592 and Queen Elizabeth I is at Hampton Court Palace. Experience history where it happened as the palace's former inhabitants come to life through drama, dance, and musical performances. Included in palace admission.

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Carol singing

Sunday 18, Monday 19, Wednesday 21, Thursday 22, Friday 23 December, Thursday 5 January. Get Christmas off to a traditional start by singing carols through some of the palace courtyards accompanied by the Epsom & Ewell Silver Band.

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Hampton Court Palace ice rink

25 November - 8 January, from 11:00 daily. A sure way to get you and your family in the festive mood, glide around the ice rink with the palace as a magnificent backdrop. By day, enjoy a majestic afternoon tea for two fit for a King or Queen. In the evening, dine out on the romance of the rink, as the palace lights up with hundreds of coloured lights, adding to the ambience of this stunning location.

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