Christmas at the Castle

Visitors and live interpreters during the Hillsborough Castle Christmas celebrations in 2017

Join us for live music, festive food, family workshops, choral concerts and Christmas ghost stories this November and December at Hillsborough Castle and Gardens.

Meet the Victorian household of Lord & Lady Arthur Hill, the Tower of London's famous Yeoman Warders, Lucy Worsley and, of course, Father Christmas as you explore Northern Ireland's royal residence.

Included in your castle tour

Experience Christmas at Hillsborough Castle and Gardens with these festive additions, all included in your castle tour ticket.

Father Christmas looks at a mince pie in his hand in front of a large Christmas tree and dressed in green robes. He is wearing a wreath.
Families Tours and talks

Join Lord and Lady Arthur Hill as they prepare for a festive bazaar and plan their musical entertainment in 1895.

28 November to 23 December 2018

Hillsborough Castle

10:00-16:00

Included in palace admission (members go free)

Visitors and live interpreters during the Hillsborough Castle Christmas celebrations in 2017
Families Tours and talks

Between Christmas and Twelfth Night the world turns topsy-turvy as the old year makes way for the new!

27-30 December 2018

Hillsborough Castle

10:00-16:00

Included in palace admission (members go free)

Talks and special events

Make the most of your visit to Hillsborough Castle and Gardens with our season of Christmas-themed events.

Moss Walk at Hillsborough Castle in the snow
Events

Join acclaimed actor Ian McElhinney for a special candle-lit reading of spooky stories in the atmospheric Throne Room.

28 December 2018 (sold out)

Hillsborough Castle

19:00

Separate ticket (advanced booking required)

Man and woman couple walking towards State Entrance door of Hillsborough Castle

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Discover Northern Ireland's royal residence with a castle ticket to Hillsborough Castle and Gardens.

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