Join us for some yuletide cheer in the chambers, galleries and gardens of Hampton Court Palace.
Prepare to be swept away by the seasonal atmosphere of Hampton Court Palace as the stunning ice rink returns for another year.
23 November 2018 to 06 January 2019 (closed 25 December)
Monday-Friday: 11:00-21:00; Saturday-Sunday: 10:00-21:00
Visit Henry VIII's Kitchens and discover how festive food has changed through the ages.
01 December 2018 - 06 January 2019
Drop in throughout the day
Enjoy a big helping of festive spirit as the Festive Fayre returns to the magical Hampton Court Palace this winter.
Friday and Saturday: 10:00-18:00; Sunday: 10:00-16.30
Get Christmas off to a traditional start by singing carols through some of the palace courtyards.
17-21 and 23 December 2018
Take part in our weekend craft activities and add a personal touch to your Christmas preparations.
Weekends throughout December
Join our storyteller for the seasonal favourite 'The Night Before Christmas'.
Sunday 02 December 2018 and Sunday 06 January 2019
12:00, 13:00, 14:45 (20 minutes)
Enjoy a mince pie and mulled wine while you shop, and get your book signed by Lucy Worsley, our Joint Chief Curator.
Firmly established as an annual tradition in the Historic Royal Palaces' calendar, the members-only carol service at Hampton Court Palace.
Doors open at 19.00 for a 19.30 start
Experience the splendour of the Tudor court in Henry VIII's Great Hall, complete with his magnificent tapestries.
Transport yourself back to the heyday of Tudor feasting and entertainment in Henry VIII's Kitchens at Hampton Court Palace.
Meet the young Henry VIII, the 'pin-up' prince, through the stories of the people who knew him best.
Walk in the footsteps of kings and queens at the Chapel Royal, which has been in continuous use for almost 500 years.
Walk Henry VIII’s route from his private apartments to the Chapel and see the infamous Haunted Gallery in the State Apartments.
Enjoy the beautiful State Apartments and private rooms of William III and Mary II at Hampton Court Palace as part of your visit.
Open daily (State Apartments closed 26 November-07 December 2018)
Discover masterpieces by Rembrandt, Caravaggio, van Dyck, and more at the Cumberland Art Gallery at Hampton Court Palace.
Marvel at the sparkling re-creation of Henry VIII's Crown, on display in the Tudor apartments at Hampton Court Palace.