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

Christmas at Court

24 November - 7 January

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

Hampton Court Palace ice rink

24 November 2017 - 7 January 2018

Skate back in time. Join us to skate against a backdrop of one of the greatest palaces on earth – Henry VIII’s historic home, Hampton Court Palace. The open-air ice rink epitomises the very best in festive fun.

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Christmas family activities

2 and 3, 9 and 10, 16 and 17 December 2017

Come and join us for some family festive fun in December and learn how Christmas would have been celebrated in the past.

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L&E family workshop: 'Make your own Tudor gift box'
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BBC Good Food's Festive Feast

8-10 December 2017

The perfect start to your seasonal celebrations. Stock up on treats in time for Christmas from artisan producers and pick up great gifts for food lovers. Enjoy entertainment and sing-along carols and festive classics from local choirs.

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Christmas music weekend

16 and 17 December 2017

Hear original Christmas music from Tudor to Victorian eras performed by leading specialists in our grandest palace spaces.

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Directional view of the Anne Boleyn archway joining Base Court to Clock Court.

Courtyard carol singing

16-23 December 2017

Sing carols in the stunning Tudor surrounds of Hampton Court Palace this Christmas. You'll be able to take in the palace's courtyards as you joyfully belt out classic carols accompanied by the Epsom & Ewell Silver Band.

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Elizabethan Christmas

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

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

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Story: Queen Elizabeth's Master of Revels is in the middle of preparing the Chapel Royal Choir for a festive performance, when he suddenly finds out that the voice of his lead boy chorister has broken. In his desperate search for a solution he comes across a kitchen boy whose singing voice is pure and beautiful. He pulls him into the royal choir but this is against the rules...