When

  • Selected weekends in December 2017

Ticketing information

Included in palace admission

Come join us for some family festive fun in December and learn how Christmas would have been celebrated in the past! All activities are included with palace admission.

Saturday 2 and Sunday 3 December (drop-in activities, 11.00 – 16.00)

  • Tudor style wreath making

Saturday 9 and Sunday 10 December (drop-in activities, 11.00 – 16.00)

  • Tudor Treasure boxes
  • Storytelling sessions about Georgian drinking chocolate

Saturday 16 and Saturday 17 December (drop in activities, 11.00 – 16.00)

  • Candle decorating

Explore what's on

Come and hear original Christmas music from Tudor to Victorian eras performed by leading specialists

16 December - 17 December 2017

Hampton Court Palace
Wilson's Passage, looking south. The walls on either side of the passage are decorated with back vitrified bricks laid in diagonal patterns.

Come along and enjoy a fascinating talk by Nicola Tallis on her newest book, Elizabeth's Rival: The Tumultuous Tale of Lettice Knollys, Countess of Leicester

06 November 2017

Hampton Court Palace

Doors open at 13:45 for a 14:00 start

Hymn of music book held by member of Choir of the Chapel Royal

Get Christmas off to a traditional start by singing carols through some of the palace courtyards.

16-17 December and 21-23 December 2017

Hampton Court Palace

18:00-19:00 or 20:00-21:00

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This set of wooden stacking dolls includes Henry VIII and his six wives who lived at Hampton Court Palace.

Henry VIII and his wives stacking doll

This set of wooden stacking dolls includes Henry VIII and his six wives who lived at Hampton Court Palace.

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500 facts about Tudor King Henry VIII of England, one of Hampton Court Palace's most famous residents.

Henry VIII: 500 Facts

500 facts about Tudor King Henry VIII of England, one of Hampton Court Palace's most famous residents.

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