Christmas Festival Day

Celebrate Christmas at the Palace of Holyroodhouse on Saturday 15th December with a day of fun, festive activities set amongst the magnificent State Apartments.

Christmas Festival Day

About Christmas Festival Day

Celebrate Christmas at the Palace of Holyroodhouse with a day of fun, festive activities set amongst the magnificent State Apartments.

Explore the Palace with our Christmas trail, make a decoration for our Family Tree, listen to festive tales by the fireplace and enjoy music and dancing in the spectacular Great Gallery.

While we take every opportunity to ensure the details for Christmas Festival Day are accurate, we always advise that you contact the event organiser before setting out for the event to avoid disapointment.

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Charles II: Art and Power Exhibition

Charles II: Art and Power Exhibition

23rd November 2018 - 2nd June 2019
Old master paintings and spectacular silver furniture show the rich material world of Charles II's court and the role of the arts in the re-establishment of the Stuart monarchy.
Charles and James: The Power of Art

Charles and James: The Power of Art

5th March 2019
Rufus Bird, Surveyor of The Queen's Works of Art, explores how Charles II and James VII & II used art, architecture and interiors to support the newly restored Stuart monarch.
Queen Victoria: For the love of food

Queen Victoria: For the love of food

19th March 2019
Join historian, cook, broadcaster and writer Dr Annie Gray at the Palace of Holyroodhouse on 19th March as she explores Queen Victoria through her favourite food and dining habits.
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24th March 2019
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Brothers, Kings, Power and the Palace

Brothers, Kings, Power and the Palace

3rd April 2019
Join us at the Palace of Holyroodhouse on 3rd April for an evening talk by Dr Clare Jackson. Her BBC series 'The Stuarts' explored the history of that remarkable dynasty.
Easter at the Palace

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8th April 2019 - 21st April 2019
Visit the Palace of Holyroodhouse over the Easter holidays and try out our new Easter trail - search the Palace to spot the weird and wonderful hats, wigs and crowns worn thoughout the ages.
Easter Bonnet Parade

Easter Bonnet Parade

21st April 2019
Celebrate Easter at the Palace of Holyroodhouse where you can make and decorate your very own Easter Bonnet, explore the Palace using our new Easter trail, then join our fabulous Easter Parade!
The Majesty of Medieval Monarchy

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30th April 2019
Join Dr. Lucy Dean for this lunchtime lecture where she reveals the fascinating spectacle of medieval Scottish royal ceremonies, from coronations to marriages, births to burials.
Painted Beauties

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8th May 2019
Deborah Clarke, Senior Curator, explores the role of women at the Restoration court through an examination of Sir Peter Lely's paintings of the 'Windsor Beauties.'

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