A Choral Christmas at Hillsborough Castle


11 December 2021


The event will take place in the Throne Room at Hillsborough Castle. Please use the Gate House entrance in The Square, Hillsborough, accessible off Main Street. You will then be directed to the State Entrance and asked to take a seat for the performance.

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Enjoy an evening of festive performances at Hillsborough Castle

This year, we’re delighted to welcome back the incredible vocal talents of Cappella Caeciliana, one of Northern Ireland’s most original choirs, in the sumptuous Throne Room at Hillsborough Castle. 

There are surely few things that create a more festive feeling than choral singing in a castle at Christmas time. With a specially created programme of festive readings, poetry and choral music, they’ll be sure to get you into the spirit of the season!

During the interval, enjoy a glass of bubbly or non-alcoholic alternative in the castle’s elegant state rooms.

Our expert hosts will be on-hand to share the rich, inspiring, and often surprising history and stories of this working royal residence.


19.15 Arrival and bag search in Stable Yard

19.45 1st performance starts

20.30 Prosecco served in the castle's state rooms

21.00 2nd performance starts

21.45 Event ends


If you have any particular access queries, please get in touch in advance on 028 9268 1300 or email Customer Services.

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