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Christmas at Windsor Castle

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, London which is near Victoria station.

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

  • Windsor Castle
  • Next event: Saturday, 1 Dec 2018
    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. 

  • Adults, Children / Families
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.

A perfect treat for someone special this winter is an Exclusive Evening Tour of Windsor Castle. As well as experiencing a 'behind-the-ropes' tour of the State Apartments, you will see the special exhibition A Royal Wedding: The Duke and Duchess of Sussex featuring the wedding outfits of the Royal couple. 

Private view / tour
Exclusive Evening Tour, Windsor Castle
  • Windsor Castle
  • Next event: 20 Nov 2018
    9 upcoming events (Tuesday, 30 Oct 2018 - Friday, 28 Dec 2018)
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. 

Join us for one of six special Christmas performances of storytelling and pantomime in the State Apartments this December. 

The Princess and the Pantomime
  • Windsor Castle
  • Next event: 1 Dec 2018
    4 upcoming events (Saturday, 1 Dec 2018 - Sunday, 9 Dec 2018)

Christmas Choirs

School choirs will be performing under the Christmas tree in St George's Hall on the following dates:

  • 3-6 December
  • 8 December
  • 11 December
  • 13 December


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!