Christmas Evening Reception: Wed 4th December 2019.SOLD OUT.

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Christmas Evening Reception

Wednesday 4th December 2019, 5.30pm-8pm

The Earl and Countess of Carnarvon are delighted to welcome guests into their home, Highclere Castle, on the evening of Wednesday 4th December 2019.

Enjoy the Castle decorated for Christmas before wending your way to find the perfect gifts for friends and family in the shopping marquee.


Guests are welcome to explore the Castle State Rooms and Gallery Bedrooms at their leisure, before heading to the Courtyard and Shopping Marquee outside on the Lawns where we have a selection of handpicked stall holders with a variety of decorations, gifts, crafts and artisan festive food to finish off your Christmas shopping!





Join us and enjoy a complimentary seasonal hot drink along with traditional mince pies from our Christmas bar located next to the shopping marquee.

This relaxed and festive environment provides the perfect luxury setting to find the ideal Christmas gift and enjoy a winter evening in a spectacular Victorian Castle.

Tickets for this shopping evening, are priced at £45 per person, must be pre-booked using the date selector below.










For this special festive event, we are unable to offer any discounted rates or free admission for HHA members. However, as per our normal policy, a necessary carer of a registered disabled visitor will receive free admission.

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Due to the popularity of the Castle, tickets purchased for a given date and entrance time cannot be exchanged, refunded or re-dated.

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