Evening Tours, Champagne, Canapés and Carols. 13-14 Dec 2024

The Earl and Countess of Carnarvon
are delighted to welcome guests to Highclere Castle for
Evening Tours with Champagne, Canapés and Christmas Carols

Friday 13th & Saturday 14th December 2024

5:30pm to 8:00pm

Dress Code: Suits/Cocktail Dress

Adult:  £175

Disabled:  £175

Carer:   £125

Enjoy Champagne and Canapés throughout this festive evening, as you tour the beautifully decorated Castle inspired as ever by Highclere's history.

Explore the State Rooms at your leisure, climb the Oak Staircase to the Bedrooms and discover our Egyptian Exhibition in the cellars.

We will have a variety of Canapés, including Vegetarian options, served throughout the evening.

(Please note, we cannot guarantee that our products are either dairy free or nut free. We are unable to accommodate additional dietary requests for this event).

Our Christmas traditions owe so much to the Victorian era; from the decorations, carols and Father Christmas, to the cards we send and presents we give to family and friends.

The Earl and Countess of Carnarvon are delighted to welcome you to Highclere or “Downton Abbey” as you may well call it, to enjoy the spirit of Christmas.


Join us on a winter's evening, and see the floodlit Castle as you enter the park, making your way past the twinkling trees lighting the drive, before escaping the cold weather as you are welcomed into the Saloon with the log fires burning.

A beautiful Christmas garland will wind its way down the bannisters of the Oak Staircase and, of course, we will have our grand decorated tree taking pride of place. It really is a beautiful setting for a magical evening.

At the end of the evening, we hope you will enjoy Christmas Carols from the Oak Staircase. Please do gather to listen and sing with us to mark the beginning of Christmas.

There will even be a chance to shop in our Gift Shop, the perfect opportunity to stock up on last minute gifts!

Your ticket includes a signed copy of Lady Carnarvon's book  ‘Christmas at Highclere’. Please remember to collect your copy before you depart, as these cannot be posted out after the event.

Please note, this event is for over 18s only. Castle tours for this event are self-guided.

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