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  3. Castle Howard

Castle Howard House and Grounds Christmas Admission

Product ID: 287325
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Enjoy a magical day out as Castle Howard is transformed for the festive season. This year's theme of 'A Christmas Masquerade' will see a stunning array of flamboyant displays and installations to surprise and delight visitors of all ages.
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Valid 1 day
Printed or mobile voucher accepted
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Wheelchair accessible
Free cancellation up to 24 hours before activity starts

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  • Enjoy a magical day out as Castle Howard is transformed for the festive season
  • See the 25 foot Christmas tree with over 3000 baubles in the Great Hall
  • Experience a fully festive atmosphere, with open fires, Christmas songs, and pantomime performers
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Spend a full day admiring the magnificent decorations as you journey through Castle Howard's grand state rooms. Enjoy open fires, candlelight, and live music that mark a special time of year. See the iconic 25 foot Christmas tree adorned with over 3000 baubles providing a breath-taking highlight in the Great Hall.

Experience the "Christmas Masquerade” which 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. Whilst wandering amongst the sumptuous decorations and elaborate costumes enjoy festive entertainment by travelling players. Meet ebullient, mischievous characters - Harlequin, Colombine, Pierrot, and the Zanni Clown, part of the famous Commedia dell Arte.

Soak up the jovial atmosphere, enjoy an array of indulgent winter warmers across various catering outlets and complete your Christmas shopping in the Gift Shops, Farm Shop, and Garden Centre.
  • Free flow access to the house
  • Guides stationed at key points to provide information and answer questions
  • Festive marquee

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Product ID: 287325