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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 can be found on

By train

The nearest stations are 'Windsor & Eton Central' or 'Windsor & Eton Riverside'.  Visit National Rail Enquiries for times and fares.

By coach / bus

Green Line 702 service operates daily services from Greenline Coach Station which is near Victoria station, London.

Surbiton Coaches runs a shuttle bus service between Windsor Castle and Hampton Court Palace from spring to autumn. 

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

  • Windsor Castle
  • Daily (Saturday, 1 Dec 2018 - Sunday, 6 Jan 2019)
  • Some events are included in standard admission tickets, others need booking specifically. Find out more details on individual event pages. 

The Christmas tree in St George's Hall at Windsor Castle.

The Christmas tree in St George's Hall at Windsor Castle. ©

This winter explore the Christmas display at Windsor Castle, including a striking Nordmann Fir tree which forms the centrepiece of the festive display at the Castle. Standing at the end of the magnificent St George's Hall, the beautifully adorned tree will be decked with lights, tinsel and golden decorations.

Also don't miss the final weeks of our special exhibition A Royal Wedding: The Duke and Duchess of Sussex in the magnificent Semi-State Rooms of the Castle. See the bride's wedding dress, Prince Harry's frockcoat uniform and the outfits worn by Prince George and Princess Charlotte as pageboy and bridesmaid.


Related exhibition
A Royal Wedding: The Duke and Duchess of Sussex

A special exhibition showing the wedding outfits of the Duke and Duchess of Sussex

Children's craft activities

Children making angels at Windsor Castle ©

For children

Every Saturday in December, join us for fun festive activities for children as we make Christmas come to life with art and craft workshops. Activities included in standard admission price. 

Christmas tree decorations. ©

Gift ideas

If you are looking for an exceptional gift, treat someone to a special day out with a limited-edition ticket to Windsor Castle or the Palace of Holyroodhouse. Our presentation gift box not only contains a souvenir guidebook but also an entry ticket for the Castle or Palace, which means there is no need to pre-book. Gift boxes are available as single or pairs of tickets. 

You can browse for Christmas gift inspiration in the Castle shops or online, where ranges of handmade limited edition and commemorative chinaware, diamante and pearl jewellery and cuddly corgi dogs make a perfect present. Also new for this year, A Royal Christmas book is the first official publication to explore the fascinating Christmas traditions of royalty past and present.

Watch the Christmas tree being decorated

Our timelapse film shows the Christmas tree being decorated in St George's Hall for Christmas 2017. The film only lasts 30 seconds, but the work took over 13 hours!