Festive Fayre

The perfect start to your Christmas celebrations

The perfect start to your Christmas celebrations

RMT industrial action may affect South Western Railway services to Hampton Court train station over the weekend, Please check your journey at www.nationalrail.co.uk. Alternatively there will be a park and ride service available for the weekend, see below for more information.

RMT industrial action may affect South Western Railway services to Hampton Court train station from 2 December 2019 - 2 January 2020. Please check www.nationalrail.co.uk for more information before travelling.


06-08 December 2019

Friday and Saturday: 10:00-18:00; Sunday: 10:00-16:30

Ticketing information

Entry to the Festive Fayre is included in your admission ticket to Hampton Court Palace (members go free).

Late-night shopping tickets, VIP experiences and a park and ride facility are also available to book on the Festive Fayre website.

Included in palace admission (members go free)

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Eat, drink and be merry as the Hampton Court Palace courtyards are transformed into a food-lover's Christmas wonderland at the Festive Fayre 2019.

Among the chefs and experts joining us for live cookery demonstrations in The Kitchen this year are Michel Roux Jr, Alex Hollywood, Chris Bavin, Barney Desmazery and Marcus Bean. 

Soak up the atmosphere and spirit of the season with sing-along festive classics on the Bandstand and indulge in delicious street food with warming festive drinks. Browse unique gift stalls and watch seasonal cooking demos live in The Kitchen.

Join the choristers from the Chapel Royal on 07 December and sing some of your favourite carols during their bite-sized 20-minute carol services in the chapel. Services take place at 11:00, 14:00 and 15:00.

With everything from Christmas pudding to sausages, and brownies to churros, our 120 hand-picked artisan producers and companies are guaranteed to delight even the most committed foodie.

Find out more at the Festive Fayre website.

Experience the magic of Christmas at Hampton Court

Complete your visit to Hampton Court Palace by stepping back into an Elizabethan Christmas in Henry VIII's Tudor apartments.

Keep little ones entertained with family-friendly activities, from face painting to shire horse carriage rides, and discover the lost dress of Elizabeth I.

Then warm up in front of the roaring fire in Henry VIII's Kitchens and see what the chefs are cooking up for the Queen and her court. You never know who you might meet from the past as you explore cosy cloisters and vast courtyards.

Finally, discover William III's awe-inspiring Baroque apartments and masterpieces from the Royal Collection.

Book your park and ride online

Available 06-08 December 2019, 09:00-19:00 (until 18:00 on 08 December)

Tickets for our park and ride facility, which will run between Apps Court Farm and Hampton Court Palace during the Festive Fayre are available for £5.

Book online at the Festive Fayre website here or pay in cash on the day. Look out for signs to the Festive Fayre park and ride at Apps Court Farm (postcode: KT12 2EG).

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BBC Good Food Fayre at Hampton Court Palace

VIP experiences available

Get the star treatment with a VIP package to the Festive Fayre 2019.

Your VIP experience includes entry to the fayre, VIP Theatre seat reserved in The Kitchen and all day access to VIP hospitality, plus complimentary Champagne PIAFF and a cookbook.

Find out more and get your VIP tickets for just £70 per person (£65 Sunday) at the HRP Food Festivals website here.

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Late-night shopping tickets available

Experience the magic of the palace at twilight

Experience the magic of Hampton Court Palace at Christmas with a late-night shopping between 16:00-18:00 on Friday 06 and Saturday 07 December. 

Your late-night shopping ticket costs £5 and includes entry to Festive Fayre zones only, the rest of the Palace is closed.

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Festive Fayre

Choristers from the Chapel Royal choir skate on the ice at the Hampton Court Palace ice rinks in front of the Tudor west gate
Families Highlights

Prepare to be swept away by the seasonal atmosphere of Hampton Court Palace this Christmas as the ice rink returns for another year.

22 November 2019 to 5 January 2020 (excluding Christmas Day)

Hampton Court Palace

09:00 until late (10:00 until late on weekdays)

Separate ticket (advance booking required)

Families Events

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

16, 18, 19, 22 and 23 December 2019

Hampton Court Palace

18:00 and 20:00

Separate ticket (advance booking required)

The Lost Dress of Elizabeth I exhibition, showing curator Eleri Lynn looking at the Bacton Altar Cloth in a case. The Rainbow Portrait hangs in the background of the green exhibition space.
Things to see Highlights

See the Bacton Altar Cloth, a rare survival of Elizabethan dress worn by Elizabeth I, and the iconic Rainbow Portrait at Hampton Court Palace.

12 October 2019 - 23 February 2020

Hampton Court Palace

Included in palace admission (members go free)

Lifestyle setting:  Chapel Royal glass tree decoration set of 3, Tudor Rose glass bauble, Henry VIII & wives tree decorations set, Tudor Rose tree decoration, Chapel Royal porcelain bauble.

Shop Christmas tree decorations

Browse through our beautiful range of Christmas decorations, ornaments and baubles.

From £4.99

Gleaming barware

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Explore barware inspired by our Historic Royal Palaces. From pewter goblets and royal bottle openers to vintage style bar globes, these historical bar accessories make the perfect gift.

From £12.99

Historic Royal Palaces retail product - drinking glasses, books and deer cushion

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In our home section you will find stylish lifestyle home accessories and furnishings, including cushions, tapestries, ornaments and much more which will add those finishing touches to make your room complete.

From £9.99