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Feasts, sleigh rides and pantomimes

Memories of 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
  • Every Saturday (Saturday, 5 Dec 2020 - Wednesday, 23 Dec 2020)
    Incl dates: Monday, 21 Dec 2020, Tuesday, 22 Dec 2020, Wednesday, 23 Dec 2020
  • 12:00-15:00
  • Free with standard entry ticket
  • Every Saturday in December (except 26 December) and 21, 22, 23 December

Arts and crafts in the State Apartments ©

Arts and crafts

Join us this December for family arts and crafts.

Discover the magic of Christmas past at Windsor Castle, from feasts and sleigh rides with Queen Victoria and Prince Albert to wartime pantomimes with Princesses Elizabeth and Margaret.

After marvelling at the Castle's spectacular festive display, visit our art workshop and create your very own decorations to take home and hang on your Christmas tree.

Alternatively, choose an activity inspired by the ‘pantomime pictures’ and get creative as a family in this beautiful setting. Colour a picture of Aladdin, design a magic wand or even make your own miniature theatre.


Make your own miniature theatre ©

Activity trail

To find out more about Windsor’s wartime pantomimes and to hunt for the missing pantomime horse, you can also follow our special family activity trail, available at the entrance to the State Apartments.


The ‘pantomime pictures’ ©

The ‘pantomime pictures’

The ‘pantomime pictures’ were painted during the Second World War, when Princesses Elizabeth and Margaret took part in a series of Christmas pantomimes for charity. Since then, they have hung behind Thomas Lawrence’s portraits in the Waterloo Chamber.


Please note, due to the current need for social distancing, places for the activities are limited and will be filled on a first come, first served basis.


All events at Windsor Castle will be managed in line with COVID-secure procedures. Please see our Welcome Back page for more information.