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What's on at the palaces

A ghost tour guide stands on the Silverstick Stairs of Hampton Court Palace at night. A ghost representing Jane Seymour appears behind him.
Events Tours and talks

Discover stories of spooky apparitions and paranormal activity on an evening ghost tour of Hampton Court Palace.

Dates in January and February (sold out)

Hampton Court Palace

Separate ticket (advanced booking required)

Child Christmas wreath making at the palace
Families

Take part in our weekend craft activities and add a personal touch to your Christmas preparations.

Weekends throughout December

Hampton Court Palace

Drop in at times listed

Included in palace admission (members go free)

Costumed Interpreters dressed as Edwardian grace and favour residents preparing the palace for the Christmas season with a festive wreath in front of the fire in the Tudor kitchens.
Families

The grace-and-favour residents of 1906 request the pleasure of your company in the Great Hall as they prepare for their Christmas pageant.

01 December 2018 - 06 January 2019

Hampton Court Palace

Daily at 12:00 and 14:00 in the Great Hall

Included in palace admission (members go free)

People skating on the ice rink outside the front of Hampton Court Palace
Families Highlights

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

23 November 2018 to 06 January 2019 (closed 25 December)

Hampton Court Palace

Monday-Friday: 11:00-21:00; Saturday-Sunday: 10:00-21:00

Separate ticket

Throne Room with silk green damask walls, wooden floor and large rug. Two red and gold Chairs of State, or 'thrones' are situated at the far end of the room. Gold-framed paintings of landscapes adorn the walls and three large chandeliers hang above.
Things to see Tours and talks

Discover elegant State Rooms still used by the royal family on a guided tour of Hillsborough Castle.

Daily

Hillsborough Castle

First tour: 10:00, final tour: 15:00

Included in palace admission (members go free)

Georgian architect stands in Clock Court at Hampton Court Palace, looking up at the Tudor building
Families

Shh! You're invited on a special mission… meet characters from history and explore the palace with the Time Explorers app.

Daily

Hampton Court Palace

Included in palace admission (members go free)

Other pages that may be of interest

Our growing year

A team of 42 gardeners and specialists look after the 60 acres of formal gardens and 750 acres of royal parkland at Hampton Court Palace.

Garden highlights

Browse some of the highlights at Hampton Court Gardens.

Illustration showing Henry VIII and other Victorian characters in Hampton Court Palace.

Christmas at Hampton Court Palace

Join us for some Christmas cheer in the chambers, galleries and gardens of Hampton Court Palace.

Christmas gift vouchers

This Christmas, give someone special the opportunity to visit Kensington Palace, before the critically-acclaimed Diana: Her Fashion Story closes on 17 February 2019.

Green and gold dragons on the Pagoda at Kew Palace

How we brought dragons back to Kew

80 new dragons now adorn the Great Pagoda at Kew once more, following a major conservation project by Historic Royal Palaces.