Festive Fayre

The perfect start to your Christmas celebrations

The perfect start to your Christmas celebrations


  • 07-09 December 2018
Friday and Saturday: 10:00-18:00; Sunday: 10:00-16.30

Ticketing information

Entry to the Festive Fayre is included in your Hampton Court Palace admission ticket and free for members.

Twilight Shopping tickets (16:00-18:00 only) and VIP tickets can be purchased at the HCP Food Festival website here. Twilight Shopping tickets do not include entry to the palace.

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Enjoy a big helping of festive spirit as Hampton Court Palace Festive Fayre returns to the magical Hampton Court Palace this winter.

From 07-09 December, the palace courtyards will be transformed into a stunning festive food lover's wonderland, full of delicious artisan food and drink and inspiring seasonal cookery demonstrations.

Eat, drink and be merry, all whilst soaking up the atmosphere and spirit of the season, with sing-along festive classics on the Courtyard Bandstand, live cooking demonstrations in the Kitchen and carol singing by local choirs.

VIP Experience tickets now available!

Get the star treatment with a VIP ticket to the Festive Fayre at Hampton Court Palace. For just £75 per person the VIP package includes:

  • Entry to Festive Fayre
  • Reserved front row seats in the Kitchen*
  • Access to the VIP Lounge in Fountain Court Cafe
  • Complimentary Champagne PIAFF
  • Tea and coffee bar
  • Complimentary festive treats
  • Show bag
  • Goody bag
  • Cookery book

*Subject to availability

To help visitors enjoy the VIP package, children under the age of 18 are not permitted to attend.

BBC Good Food Fayre at Hampton Court Palace
BBC Good Food Fayre at Hampton Court Palace
BBC Good Food Fayre at Hampton Court Palace
People skating on the ice rink outside the front of Hampton Court Palace
Families Highlights

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)

Hampton Court Palace

Monday-Friday: 11:00-21:00; Saturday-Sunday: 10:00-21:00

Families Events

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

17-23 December 2018

Hampton Court Palace

18:00 and 20:00

Base Court of Hampton Court Palace illuminated in the darkness

Dare to spend a night in the King's State Apartments at the Hampton Court Palace sleepover.

03-04 November 2018 (sold out)

Hampton Court Palace

Overnight (18:30 Saturday to 10:00 Sunday)

Picture of our Royal Victoria bone china tall mug - gold, silver and white

Royal Victoria bone china tall mug

Enjoy an afternoon tea party with our exquisitely designed Royal Victoria tall mug. Made in the UK from bone china, the design is inspired by Queen Victoria's Honitons lace wedding flounce which she wore for her wedding.


A handmade luxury Christmas tree ornament of the Kew Pagoda made from fabric and with tiny pearls woven into it

Kew Pagoda luxury embroidered hanging decoration

A handmade luxury Christmas tree ornament made from fabric and with tiny pearls woven into it using traditional metal threading techniques.


White background. Main image is of a bronze finished garden ornament of a miniature dachshund which is sold in the shops and online.

Dachshund bronze finish garden ornament

This playful bronze effect dachshund will charm any new owner. This fun decorative garden ornament features a miniature dachshund dog standing on its hind legs and is inspired by the history of royal dogs.