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Christmas at Windsor Castle

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Map & directions

Windsor Castle, Windsor, Berkshire, SL4 1NJ
By car

There is no visitor car parking at the Castle, so we recommend you use public car parks in the town centre. Details about parking can be found on

By train

The nearest stations are 'Windsor & Eton Central' or 'Windsor & Eton Riverside'.  Visit National Rail Enquiries for times and fares.

By coach / bus

Green Line 702 service operates daily services from Greenline Coach Station, London which is near Victoria station.

Tour companies operate excursions to Windsor Castle from many London hotels. For details, please ask your hotel concierge.

  • Windsor Castle
  • Friday, 24 Nov 2017 - Thursday, 4 Jan 2018

This winter the Christmas display at Windsor Castle commemorates the 20th anniversary of the restoration of the Castle following the devastating fire of November 1992. The State Apartments are decked with glittering gold decorations inspired by the intricate gilding work that was undertaken to restore the Castle's interiors to their former glory.

A striking 20ft Nordmann Fir tree forms the centrepiece of the festive display at the Castle. Standing at the end of the magnificent St George's Hall, the beautifully adorned tree is decked with lights, tinsel and colourful decorations.

The Christmas Tree in St George's Hall at Windsor Castle.

The Christmas Tree in St George's Hall at Windsor Castle. ©

Children's craft activities

Children making angels at Windsor Castle ©

For children

Every Saturday in December, join us for fun festive activities for children as we make Christmas come to life with art and craft workshops. Activities included in standard admission price. 


Gift ideas

If you are looking for an exceptional gift, treat someone to a special day out with a limited-edition ticket to the Palace of Holyroodhouse, Windsor Castle or Buckingham Palace. The presentation Gift Box not only contains a souvenir guidebook but also an entry ticket for the Castle, which means there is no need to pre-book. Gift boxes are available for individuals or couples.

You can also browse for Christmas gift inspiration in the Castle shops or online, where ranges of handmade limited edition and commemorative chinaware, diamante and pearl jewellery and cuddly Corgi dogs make a perfect present.

Christmas tree decorations. ©

Watch the Christmas tree being decorated

Our timelapse film shows the Christmas tree being decorated in St George's Hall. The film only lasts 30 seconds, but the work took over 13 hours!