Christmas at Corfe Castle

Christmas 2018 at Corfe Castle means magic in the air, a warm fire in the grate and the chance to experience everything that makes this time of year so special with some new twists on familiar traditions.

A woman and two girsl with magnifying glasses at Corfe Castle

Twelve days of Christmas family quest

Search for the shields hidden in the castle ruins, complete the activities and solve the clues to successfully complete your Christmas castle quest.

A young girl with a crayon

Get crafty at Christmas

Make your own natural Christmas decoration when you visit Corfe Castle this December.

Christmas illuminations at Corfe Castle, Dorset

Winter Lights

Experience a castle made magical after dark with lighting both traditional and contemporary while the Lord of Misrule makes mischief.

Two characters in costume beside a brazier

The Lord of Misrule

Direct from the 17th century, the Lord of Misrule takes the lead in stories, games and mischief from history. Watch out for him both during the day and each evening of Winter Lights.

Carol singers

Christmas carols in the castle

Join in with the festive tradition of carol singing in the atmospheric surroundings of a castle lit up for Christmas. Seasonal treats available from the tea-rooms.

Sunrise at Corfe Castle

Winter Solstice

Experience the peace and tranquility of watching the sun rise on the shortest day of the year from the castle ruins.