Christmas through the ages

A traditionally dressed Christmas tree in the Grand Staircase at Chirk Castle

2 to 23 December. This Christmas period see Chirk Castle decorated throughout with the theme of 'Christmas through the ages'. Enjoy the medieval decoration of the Adam Tower, and through the inside rooms find out how Christmas traditions evolved until the modern day.

We are open for Christmas from 2 to 23 December, with lots of different festive things to experience. Throughout December our State Rooms also open an hour earlier, so entrance is from 11am to 4pm (last entry 3:30pm). Our shop and tea room are both open as normal, with some great gifts to buy and a special Christmas menu.

From 2 to 23 December our inside rooms will be decorated with our theme of 'Christmas through the ages'. Enjoy the medieval decorations of the Adam Tower, or in the State Rooms find out about how Christmas traditions have evolved over the years to the Christmas we recognise today. See a traditional kissing bough, hop garland, and beautiful festive trees.

On weekends 2&3, 9&10 and 16&17 December, our courtyard comes alive with traditional medieval festivities. Meet medieval characters, enjoy jesting, archery, falconry, medieval food and drink, crafts, and storytelling throughout the day - for more details please see the Medieval Christmas Weekends article.

Father Christmas will also be in his traditional grotto each weekend - for more details and to book please see the Father Christmas Grotto article.

Or if you want to get away from the crowds and see Chirk Castle after hours come along to one of our 'Festive meals with Father Christmas' on Wednesdays 6, 13 and 20 December. Meet Father Christmas and Mother Christmas in our medieval decorated eating hall, join him for a meal and cildren receive a present. For more details and booking please follow this link.