Our museum and historic rooms will close at 13.00 Monday 24 January for necessary maintenance work.

Christmas fair weekend

Our Christmas fair is back and bigger than ever!

Join us for an indoor and outdoor Christmas market at the beautifully decorated Palace!

Our Christmas market includes over 70 stalls of fine foods and gifts, perfect for buying some thoughtful presents. Between browsing the stalls and enjoying mulled wine and mince pies, explore the additional festivities taking place. Children can enjoy face painting, swing boats and free storytelling sessions throughout the weekend. Local choirs will fill the Tudor courtyard with festive cheer by singing some of the seasons favourite carols, do be sure to sing along with them by downloading the lyrics. Indoors, live instrumental performances will also be taking place, view the schedule.

Our garden stall will be selling handcrafted Christmas wreaths made by our gardeners and volunteers. Our museum shop will also have festive decorations and gifts, with each purchase supporting the Palace. The Christmas raffle is back and bigger than ever with over 30 exciting prizes, browse the prizes. Raffle winners will be announced online.

Please be aware the back gates to our site will be closed over the weekend. You must enter through the main moat entrance.

View the programme and event schedule!

Father Christmas is not included in your ticket to the Christmas fair.

This event is kindly sponsored by Coyne Medical

This event is kindly sponsored by Douglas & Gordon

The Christmas fair is in partnership with Duck Pond Markets