Christmas at Castle Ward

Christmastide decorations in the mansion house at Castle Ward

Enjoy the festive atmosphere at Castle Ward this christmas with late night opening in the shop and tea-room, a festive trail around the estate and three weekends of extravagant Georgian Christmas.

Christmas Craft Fair

Saturday and Sunday 24 - 25 November, 11am - 4pm

Visit the craft fair for a weekend of crafts, food and festivities in the Stableyard. Enjoy hot drinks and festive delights from Armagh Cider, Fancy Fox Coffee, Your Just Desserts and Mange Tout.

Browse the craft stalls in the Theatre to pick up local and unique hand-made christmas gifts from our makers and artists.

The dinner table set out in a lavish Georgian style
Christmastide Christmas table laid out in Georgian excess
The dinner table set out in a lavish Georgian style

Christmastide - Georgian Weekends

1-2, 8-9, 15-16 December, 12noon - 4pm

Celebrate Christmas, Georgian style! Visit the house at weekends in December to see how Christmas was celebrated in the 19th century. Meet the well dressed family and their staff, see the lavish decorations and dinner display and listen to music in the main hall.

Check out the dates for late night Christmas shopping opportunities
A reindeer plush toy in the shop at Christmas
Check out the dates for late night Christmas shopping opportunities

Late Night Eating and Shopping

1-2, 8-9, 12-16, 19-21 December, late opening until 8pm (free entry from 4pm)

Pick up grifts for garden enthusiasts, keen foodies and history buffs as well as plenty of unusual stocking fillers for picky friends. For any TV obsessives, stock from our new Slaughterhouse Shop will be availlable in store for Game of Thrones fans.

Enjoy a festive treat and hot drinks in the tea-room after your shopping spree.

Enjoy festive treat and hot drink in our tea-room
A festive treat and tea in the Tea-room at Castle Ward
Enjoy festive treat and hot drink in our tea-room

Christmas Trail

24 November - 21 December

Visit Reception to pick up your trail sheet and take a winter walk around the estate. Earn a sweet treat on your return!

Mrs Claus will make sure you help with her Christmas baking
Mrs Claus entertains the room at Santa's House
Mrs Claus will make sure you help with her Christmas baking

Santa's House

1-2, 8-9, 12-16, 19-21 December, various times

Santa and Mrs Claus are returning to Castle Ward for another Christmas 'in the big house'. A magical Christmas experience where each child recieves a gift from Santa. Limited availability. Find out more at the link below.