A Georgian Family Christmas at Hillsborough Castle

A Georgian Family Christmas at Hillsborough Castle

21-23 December 2016
11.00-16.00

Come along and join the Castle household as they prepare for the arrival of Lord Arthur Hill, 2nd Marquess of Downshire and his young family for Christmas 1800. 

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Experience authentic decorations festooning the castle, learn about Georgian food and drink and try the delights of Twelfth cake and wassail cup.

Watch award-winning early music ensemble, Sestina as they recreate the musical atmosphere of Christmas in the “big house” and help them use their period instruments to perform Handel’s masterpiece Messiah.

Plus join the Armagh Rhymers as The Wren Boys, Ireland’s traditional St Stephen’s day mummers and try your hand at making decorations.

Tickets and booking

£7.50 adult ticket

£5.50 child ticket (5-15 years)

£15.20 family ticket (up to 1 adult and 3 children)

£20.00 family ticket (up to 2 adults and 3 children)

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