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Christmas at Windsor Castle

Release date: Friday, 29 November 2019

Christmas Tree in the Crimson Drawing Room at Windsor Castle

Christmas Tree in the Crimson Drawing Room at Windsor Castle ©

Windsor Castle has been transformed for Christmas, with towering Christmas trees, twinkling lights and a special display marking the 200th anniversary of the births of Queen Victoria and Prince Albert.

The highlight of the Christmas display is the magnificent 20-foot-high Nordmann Fir tree in St George's Hall, taken from Windsor Great Park and entirely dressed in hundreds of iridescent glass and mirrored ornaments. Another Christmas tree stands in the Crimson Drawing Room, one of the ornate Semi-State Rooms created by George IV, only open to visitors during the winter months.

Throughout the Christmas season, the Octagon Dining Room will contain a special display of gifts exchanged between Queen Victoria and Prince Albert during the many Christmases they spent together at Windsor Castle. Next door in the State Dining Room, the table will be laid with silver-gilt pieces from the spectacular Grand Service used by Queen Victoria and still used today by The Queen and her guests at State Banquets.

On Saturday, 7 December visitors can enjoy A Victorian Yuletide when a variety of festive, Victorian-themed activities will be taking place around the Castle.

On 14 and 21 December families can take part in Christmas arts and crafts workshops, as well as festive storytelling in the State Apartments.

Christmas at Windsor Castle is from 30 November 2019 – 5 January 2020.

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