Christmas at Harewood 2019 – Expect the unexpected with fantastical Christmas celebrations this season
Gossiping paintings, singing crockery, hustle and bustle above and below stairs, in addition to festive making workshops with leading artists, children’s craft activities and trails, two market weekends and the return of Terrace Cottage’s beloved annual visitors…Christmas at Harewood is like no other Christmas experience in Yorkshire.
For six weeks from Saturday 23 November 2019, Harewood invites visitors to enjoy the festive season. In the House they are encouraged to look under the stairs, listen out for voices and follow the music, as the West Wing of the State Floor and Below Stairs are transformed into an enchanting trail based around the House’s own fascinating stories and collections. Across the fairy-lit grounds, visitors can take part in trails, get hands on with crafts and enjoy seasonal food and drink amongst other bookable activities. This Christmas sees acclaimed British multimedia artists Davy & Kristin McGuire, from Studio McGuire, project their fantasy stories and creativity onto the House. Harewood will also be open for the first time on New Year’s Day.
Family activities running over the festive period include:
Christmas Market Weekends
Two weekends 7 & 8 December and 14 & 15 December – welcoming over 30 hand selected makers from around the region and some of the finest in their field and accompanied by live music in the Courtyard from choirs and brass bands.
Cooking demonstrations (selected weekends)
The Victorian kitchen at Harewood is one of the best loved and most iconic rooms in the House. With the kitchen the engine room of any house at Christmas, discover the stories whilst watching a seasonal cooking demonstration. *cooking demos taking place in the Still Room
Family Trails around Harewood – self-guided.
Curiosity Cabin – free play for under 5s and their families.
Christmas craft activities in the Stables, Courtyard – daily.
Festive Music & Merriment with Father Christmas – Saturday 30 November – Tuesday 24 December
A full festive experience in the home of Father & Mrs Christmas, with a musical workshop, story time and songs, together with a photograph with Father Christmas and a personalised traditional gift for every child and a freshly baked treat.
Member Child £20 (4+) / Non Member: £25 (under 4 £20)
Closed Christmas Day and Boxing Day, Open New Years Day (NEW for 2019)