Christmas at the castle

The courtyard at Chirk Castle dressed for medieval Christmas

12 to 24 December. This Christmas period see Chirk Castle decorated with a traditional medieval theme. Enjoy our weekend event days or come during the week for an opportunity to enjoy our decorations away from the crowds.

Christmas at Chirk Castle runs from Saturday 12 December to Thursday 24 December, with an extra opening weekend on 5&6 December to grab some great gifts in the shop and take a look at the castle as we get ready - and if you're feeling festive perhaps even help us with a decoration or two.

Our main medieval Christmas event is on the weekends 12/13 and 19/20 December, with medieval characters, music, mummers plays, food and drink, crafts, and a medieval Christmas trail - for more details see our Medieval Christmas weekends article here. Father Christmas will also be in his grotto on the weekends (pre-booked only) for a visit - for more details see our Father Christmas Grotto article here.

If you want to get away from the crowds to see the castle decorated in style, pick up some gift ideas in the shop and treat yourself to a festive lunch in the tea-room then why not visit us during the week from 14 to 18 December when we're quieter.

From Monday 21 to Thursday 24 Father Christmas will also be walking around the site for photos and to meet all the girls and boys (no booking required, please note this is not a full grotto experience).