The Magic Garden is now closed for winter and will re-open in Spring 2018.

Christmas Music Weekend

When

  • Start date: 16 December 2017
  • End date: 17 December 2017

Ticketing information

Included in palace admission

Christmas as we know it today is a wonderful mix of traditions old and new. Centuries of celebrations with festive sacred music, popular carols, dances and royal entertainment have left their mark. Come and hear original Christmas music from Tudor to Victorian eras performed by leading specialists in our most grand palace spaces.

Music sets are 15-20 minutes long.

Saturday 16 December 2017 (11:00-15:00)
The Gentlemen of Her Majesty’s Chapel Royal, Hampton Court Palace & The Prince Regent’s Band

Sunday 17 December 2017 (11:00-15:00)
Aurum Vocale & The Prince Regent’s Band

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Tower of London

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