Christmas at Powis Castle and Garden
Explore a ‘Treasured Christmas’ in the castle. Inspired by special items in the collection, each room will transport you to a different part of the world or era gone by. Discover 16ft trees and festive fireplaces create a truly magical experience. Spot the handmade, felt mice in the castle which have been carefully made by staff and volunteers.
See the castle sparkle
See over-the-top Christmas trees, festive fireplaces and beautiful lights transform the 13th century castle into a magical experience. Taking inspiration from the treasures that lie within, each State Room will transport you to a different part of the world. Venetian, Chinese, Elizabethan – there's something special to discover in every corner of the castle this Christmas.
- The castle's Christmas display is open from 12pm to 4pm between 2 December and 31 December.
- The castle will be open until the later time of 7pm between 14 and 23 December for a festive lighting display which illuminates the grand walls of the 13th century castle.
- No pre-booking is required but normal admission prices do apply.
- Please note photography is not allowed in the castle.
To find out more about what’s coming up at Powis over the Christmas period, see the What's On section on our website. We look forward to welcoming you and your loved ones throughout the wonderful festive season.
Festive light projections, 14 - 23 December
Enjoy a lighting display which illuminates the walls of the 13th century castle. Step into the courtyard after dusk from the 14 – 23 December and take a moment to enjoy the captivating display. Capture a festive photo before walking up the historic steps into the fully decorated castle for the ‘Treasured Christmas’ experience. The castle will be open until the later time of 7pm.
Pull on your winter woollies and blow away the cobwebs with a stroll in the world-famous Baroque Garden. Winter is the best time to appreciate the garden's architectural beauty. See statues sparkling in the frost along the Italianate Terraces, admire ancient evergreen yew hedges standing proud in the winter sun and walk through the Wilderness where bare branches reveal magnificent views of the 13th-century castle.
- The garden is open daily throughout December from 10am to 4pm (closed 25 and 26 December).
- Dogs on short leads are welcome in the garden from 1 September to 28 Feburary.
Eating and shopping at Powis this Christmas
Indulge in your favourite treats
If you’re feeling peckish or need something to warm you up, there’s plenty of delicious treats and drinks available in the Courtyard Café throughout December. From cakes and mince pies, to festive hot chocolates and afternoon teas, Christmas is the best time to treat yourself.
Whether you’re visiting with children or grandchildren, there’s plenty to keep the whole family entertained at Powis Castle and Garden.
Powis Castle and Garden is a one pawprint rated place. Find out more about bringing your dog to Powis Castle and Garden. Take in a view of the castle with a drink and bite to eat and your four-legged friend by your side. Explore the garden 4 September - 28 February.
Dating back 300 years, explore a world-class garden steeped in history. Experience dramatic terraces, flower borders, fantastical topiary and superb views.
After exploring the castle or traversing the terraces, refuel with a tasty treat from our Courtyard Café or take home a gift from the shop to help you remember a great day out.
Every inch of Powis Castle is decorated with intricate, beautiful detail. As you wander through the castle’s state rooms, you’ll be taken on a journey of eras gone by. From Elizabethan through to Edwardian, be sure to stop and pause in each room to take it all in.