Saturday, 21 November 2009

Christmas Arrives at Castle Howard.

From Saturday 28th November – Sunday 20th December the magnificent 18th-century Castle Howard, near York, will be lit by roaring fires and candlelight. Giant Christmas trees will dominate the Great Hall and Long Gallery, each decorated with over 1,000 baubles, as well as the display of traditional Christmas 'twigs' - all decorated by the Hon. Simon Howard and Mrs Howard. Beautiful decorations, seasonal displays and garlands will all add to the magic.
Included in your admission; additional fee for Father Christmas
Musical performances will take place daily and families can enjoy discovering the House and decorations with our children's Christmas Trail, as they hunt for 'Figgy Pudding' and friends!

Visit Father Christmas at his Lakeside Grotto
Take the Christmas Express to visit Father Christmas at his Lakeside Grotto, every weekend during the Christmas opening, where every child will receive a gift appropriate to their age.
Visit Father Christmas on the following days: Saturday 28 and Sunday 29 November, Saturday 5 and Sunday 6 December, Saturday 12 and Sunday 13 December and Saturday 19 and Sunday 20 December 2009.
Tickets to visit Father Christmas cost £5.00 per child, whatever their age (including Annual Pass children) - which includes a gift and access to the Lakeside Cafe, and Adventure Playground. Adults accompanying children are free of charge. If you wish to visit the House additional tickets are required.

Stable Courtyard Christmas Markets
In the Stable Courtyard browse two delightful festive markets - Christmas Art Market on Sunday 29 November and a Christmas Local Produce & Craft Market on Tuesday 8 December Wednesday 9 December and Tuesday 15 December - open from 10am with free admission.

For further details about Castle Howard click here.