The 12 Days of Christmas concert

With David Lyttle and his band

With David Lyttle and his band


Start date: 14 December 2019

19:00 drinks reception, 19:30 start

Ticketing information

Adult: £15
Concession: £13.50

Suitable for all. Enjoyable for children 12+.

Separate ticket (advance booking required)

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Join us at Hillsborough Castle for a special Christmas concert

Celebrate Christmas at Hillsborough Castle with jazz percussionist David Lyttle and his band, as they perform new music inspired by the traditional carol 'The 12 Days of Christmas' alongside his renowned Dickens-inspired Christmas suite.

MOBO award nominated, The Independent described David as representing the best in jazz coming out of Ireland in recent years.

David has also performed in Russia, China and the US as part of his current world tour. His celebrated collaborations with a long list of music legends brings jazz to new audiences in unusual venues.

Important information 

This event will take place in the Throne Room. Complimentary festive drink on arrival.

Continuing David's mission to mentor and introduce new talent, this dynamic Christmas concert at Hillsborough Castle will feature three of Ireland’s most promising young jazz musicians: Derry guitarist Joseph Leighton and twin brothers Michael and Conor Murray, saxophone and double bass, from Donegal.


David Lyttle black and white photograph
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.
Tours and talks Families

Enjoy the 12 days of Christmas and meet Father Christmas himself on a festive tour of the house led by a costumed Explainer.

14 December 2019-05 January 2020 (excluding 24-26 December)

Hillsborough Castle

First tour: 10:00

Included in combined castle tour and gardens tickets (members go free)

A lady and four young children walk down stone steps on the South Terrace towards the Jubilee Parterre. The South Façade of the Hillsborough Castle is visible in the background and a blue sky hangs above. The sun is shining brightly and highlights the nearby box-trimmed hedges and white flowers.
Things to see

Discover a charming formal garden and find out why the castle's 19th-century summer house is so unusual.

Open daily

Hillsborough Castle

Included in all admission tickets (members go free)