Hampton Court Palace

Wander the corridors of royal power and pleasure.

Wander the corridors of royal power and pleasure.

Illustration showing characters including Elizabeth I, ice skaters, musicians and a young child outside the palace in a snowy Christmas scene.

Christmas at Court

Enjoy a Tudor spectacular with live performance, carolling, music, ice-skating, the BBC Good Food’s Festive Feast and much more in unique surroundings.

People skating on the ice rink outside the front of Hampton Court Palace

Join us to skate against a backdrop of one of the greatest palaces on earth – Henry VIII’s historic home, Hampton Court Palace.

24 November 2017 - 07 January 2018

Events Families

Skating sessions are 45 minutes on the ice, plus we recommend that you arrive 30 minutes before your session to get ready to take to the ice!

Performance of the Elizabethan Christmas at Hampton Court palace

A heart-warming Christmas story for all the family, set at the court of Queen Elizabeth I and performed around the palace.

22 to 23 December and 27 December 2017 to 1 January 2018

Highlights

11:00- 15:30

Visitors walking through Base Court covered in snow

Experience Christmas at Hampton Court Palace by joining us for our fun festive family activities in December!

Selected weekends in December 2017

Families
Woman looks up staircase at Hampton Court Palace

Visit Hampton Court Palace

Escape to the great indoors.

Discover the hidden stories of Britain's royal past at Henry VIII's Hampton Court Palace.

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