Christmas Cookery and Music at the palace
Get into the festive spirit at Hampton Court Palace this Christmas. Savour historic Tudor cookery, revel in festive tunes from the past, and see if you can spot courtiers and guards from the Tudor court as they roam Henry VIII's famous palace.
Discover Tudor Christmas cookery
Be fascinated by Tudor Christmas cookery in Henry VIII's Kitchens. Watch our skilled Tudor cooks roast beef, and even try your hand as a 'turnbroche' roasting the meat while you cosy up by the fire.
Hear festive music at the palace
Listen out for historical seasonal music and familiar Christmas favourites as you explore the palace. There's no better to get you and your family into the festive spirit!
Please note that the Yeoman of the Guard and courtiers will appear on the Tudor route, including the courtyards (weather permitting).
Get your skates on and glide around this stunning outdoor ice rink this festive season.
- Daily 17 November 2023 - 07 January 2024 (excluding Christmas Day)
- 10:00-21:00 (20:00 last skate)
- Hampton Court Palace
- Separate ticket (advance booking required)
Make the festive season one to cherish and remember with our selection of wonderful history-inspired gifts, tree decorations and delicious food and drink.
Feast your eyes on our wonderful selection of food inspired by our royal kitchen. Shop chocolates, preserves, jam, chocolate coins and the finest liqueurs.