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Christmas at Windsor Castle

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Map & directions

Windsor Castle, Windsor, Berkshire, SL4 1NJ
By car

There is no visitor car parking at the Castle, so we recommend you use public car parks in the town centre. Details about parking in Windsor town centre can be found on

By train

The nearest train stations are 'Windsor & Eton Central' or 'Windsor & Eton Riverside'.

Both stations are a short walk (less than 10 minutes) to the Castle but from Riverside station you will need to walk up a steep hill. 

Visit National Rail Enquiries for times and fares.

By coach / bus

Windsor Express buses operate regular services to Windsor town centre:

  • Route 702 runs from near Victoria Station in central London
  • Route 703 runs from Heathrow Terminal 5

Find more information on the Windsor Express website.

Tour companies operate excursions to Windsor Castle from many London hotels. For details, please ask your hotel concierge.

  • Windsor Castle
  • Every Monday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday, Sunday (Thursday, 24 Nov 2022 - Monday, 2 Jan 2023)
    Excl dates: Sunday, 25 Dec 2022, Monday, 26 Dec 2022
  • Christmas displays are included in standard admission to the Castle.
Windsor Castle Christmas tree in St George's Hall 2022

The Christmas tree in St George's Hall ©

This winter experience the State Apartments decorated for Christmas. The festive display includes a magnificent centrepiece, the 6-metre (20-foot) high tree in St George's Hall, taken from Windsor Great Park and dressed with hundreds of twinkling lights and ornaments. In the Waterloo Chamber the large table will be laid with a sumptuous display of decorative items from the Royal Collection, fruits and foliage beneath glittering chandeliers. 


The table in the Waterloo Chamber laid with a display of decorative items from the Royal Collection

The table in the Waterloo Chamber ©

Festive events for adults

Enjoy listening to local school and community choirs during your visit on 8, 9, 12 and 15 December. 


Festive events for children

Join us on special weekends and through the school holidays in December for festive fun for all the family at the Castle. Learn more about Victorian Christmas traditions with craft activities and workshops for the kids. 

Read more about things to do with children at the Castle.


Undercroft Café

Visit the Undercroft Café where you can enjoy a festive-themed winter menu.

Christmas retail range


Gift ideas

This year we have a wide selection of new products for Christmas, including festive home accessories, charming tree decorations, food hall favourites and luxury hampers. Browse for Christmas gift inspiration in the Castle shops or pick your favourites in our online shop.

See a timelapse of decorating the Christmas tree ©