Christmas at Powis Castle

The castle and top terrace illuminated at Powis Castle and Garden, Powys, Wales

The 2017 festive season is just around the corner and the good news is, there are plenty of ways to celebrate here at Powis. Enjoy illuminated gardens and carol concerts, fine festive foods and meeting Father Christmas in his grotto. There’s something to add some sparkle to everyone's Christmas.

Enjoy a Christmas with a difference
From 25 November – 24 December, our State Rooms will provide a stunning backdrop for our ‘Christmas with a twist’. We’ll be breaking from tradition and firing your imagination with a range of different Christmas trees, but not as you’ll have seen them before. 
If you’d rather pull on your winter woollies and get outdoors, our garden will be open daily until 4pm. Blow away the winter cobwebs with a stroll along the top terrace and take in the breath-taking view across the valley; it’s definitely at its most magical with a fine dusting of winter frost.
Illuminated Gardens
Brighten up your dark winter nights with a stroll around our spectacularly lit formal garden, terraces and courtyard. Afterwards, warm up with a hot drink or light snack in the restaurant or do a little Christmas shopping in the Courtyard shop; both are open until 8pm. If you’re looking for something to get you into the Christmas spirit, this is definitely an event not to be missed. 
1-3, 8-10, 15-17 December. 5–9pm (last entry 8pm). Normal admission prices apply, free to members.  
Father Christmas in his grotto
Meeting Father Christmas is one of the experiences that makes the festive period so magical for families. Bring along your little ones and you’ll not only put a bit of sparkle in your yuletide, you’ll also be doing your bit to support our ongoing conservation work at Powis. 
25-26 November, 2-3, 9-10, 16-17 December, 11am-4pm. £6.50 per child with a gift and delicious Christmas cookie. Booking essential. 
Christmas carol concert
There are few better ways to get in the festive spirit than by singing carols. Join us on 25 November in the beautiful setting of our ballroom for our ever-popular annual carol concert with Chester St. Cecilia Singers. Adults £12, children £6. Booking essential.  
Eat, drink and be merry
Take a relaxing break between activities and sit down to sample the delicious festive fare in our restaurant.  Open daily from 10am-4pm, we’ll be serving a delicious selection of main meals, light bites, cakes and drinks.
Treat yourself and a friend to an indulgent afternoon tea. We’ll be serving a selection of petit sandwiches, delicious cakes and traditional loose leaf tea or why not add a glass of prosecco to really get you in the Christmas spirit? £9.95 or £14.95 with a glass of prosecco. Booking essential. For further information or to book call 01938 551927. 
Shop ‘til you drop
Christmas shopping? Skip the hectic high street and wrap up your gift buying in our Courtyard Gift Shop. Decorations, Christmas cards, gorgeous gifts, festive foods, and gift hampers made to order; our range has everything you need for a magical Christmas.
So what are you waiting for? Visit Powis this winter and add some sparkle to your Christmas. To book one of our events visit our events page