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Christmas Event, from 7 Dec 2019

A Christmas Masquerade

A Christmas Masquerade

Details

Christmas at Castle Howard is a spectacle like no other.
New for 2019 Christmas opening will run into the New Year - until Sunday 5th January 2020.

Enjoy a truly magical day out as Castle Howard is transformed for the festive season. Experience the magnificent decorations as you journey through the house’s grand state rooms. Open fires, candle light and live music evoke all that we love about this special time of year, with the iconic 25ft traditional Christmas tree adorned with over 3000 baubles providing a breath-taking highlight in the Great Hall.

Inspirational design team Charlotte Lloyd Webber and Bretta Gereke have worked with the theme 'A Christmas Masquerade’ to produce a stunning array of flamboyant displays and installations to surprise and delight visitors of all ages. The Castle Howard "Christmas Masquerade” celebrates the house’s theatrical roots and the influence of the Italian Baroque on its magnificent architecture and interiors.

The House prepares for a grand masked ball inspired by the Venetian Carnival to be held in the Long Gallery spectacularly adorned as the Grand Canal. Amongst the sumptuous decorations and awe inspiring costumes, a troupe of travelling players prepare festive entertainments for the guests. These ebullient, mischievous characters - Harlequin, Colombine, Pierrot and the Zanni Clown are part of the famous Commedia dell Arte who became the much-loved characters of the pantomimes that remain one of our best beloved Christmas traditions. A magical immersive experience that will embody the spirit of the season in true Castle Howard style.

It is easy to spend a full day here as you soak up the jovial atmosphere, enjoy an array of indulgent winter warmers across our catering outlets and complete your Christmas shopping in our Gift Shops, Farm Shop and Garden Centre. And don’t miss the opportunity to meet the big man himself as Father Christmas will be making some very special visits.

Baby changing facilitiesCoach parties acceptedCredit cards accepted (no fee)Disabled toiletsFacilities for groupsFrench signs/guidesGerman signs/guidesGift shopItalian signs/guidesOn-site cateringOn-site light refreshmentsPicnic sitePostboxPublic toiletsRegional Tourist Board MemberSpanish signs/guidesTelephone (public)Welcome HostWheelchairs availableAccepts groupsFacilities for conferencingFacilities for corporate hospitalityHelicopter landing

Children welcome

Event details

Dates Times
Sat 14 - Sun 15 Dec 2019
Mon 16 Dec 2019
Tue 17 Dec 2019
Wed 18 Dec 2019
Thu 19 Dec 2019
Fri 20 Dec 2019
Sat 21 - Sun 22 Dec 2019
Mon 23 Dec 2019
Thu 26 Dec 2019
Fri 27 Dec 2019
Sat 28 - Sun 29 Dec 2019
Mon 30 Dec 2019
Tue 31 Dec 2019
Wed 1 Jan 2020
Thu 2 Jan 2020
Fri 3 Jan 2020
Sat 4 - Sun 5 Jan 2020

Address

Castle Howard Estate Limited.,
Castle Howard,
York,
YO60 7DA

Location

Directions

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Map reference: SE 716700  Lat: 54.12089 Long: -0.90601

Castle Howard is located 15 miles north east of York, just off the A64. From the A64, follow the brown tourist signs for Castle Howard.

Due to narrow gateways, coaches and large vehicles should continue on the A64 to Malton and approach Castle Howard from Malton/Coneysthorpe.

Bus services run from York and Malton.

Check the Castle Howard website for details.

Parking: free

Accessible by Public Transport: 7 miles from Malton station

Facilities

  • Baby changing facilitiesBaby changing facilities
  • Coach parties acceptedCoach parties accepted
  • Credit cards accepted (no fee)Credit cards accepted (no fee)
  • Disabled toiletsDisabled toilets
  • Facilities for groupsFacilities for groups
  • French signs/guidesFrench signs/guides
  • German signs/guidesGerman signs/guides
  • Gift shopGift shop
  • Italian signs/guidesItalian signs/guides
  • On-site cateringOn-site catering
  • On-site light refreshmentsOn-site light refreshments
  • Picnic sitePicnic site
  • PostboxPostbox
  • Public toiletsPublic toilets
  • Regional Tourist Board MemberRegional Tourist Board Member
  • Spanish signs/guidesSpanish signs/guides
  • Telephone (public)Telephone (public)
  • Welcome HostWelcome Host
  • Wheelchairs availableWheelchairs available
  • Accepts groupsAccepts groups
  • Facilities for conferencingFacilities for conferencing
  • Facilities for corporate hospitalityFacilities for corporate hospitality
  • Helicopter landingHelicopter landing
  • Children welcomeChildren welcome

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