Christmas Celebration Weekend

Join us at the Palace of Holyroodhouse for a weekend of musical peformances, a Christmas theatre show, talks, and hands-on activities for all ages!

Christmas Celebration Weekend

About Christmas Celebration Weekend

14th Dec 2019 to 15th Dec 2019
10am - 3.30pm
The Palace of Holyroodhouse
The Palace of Holyroodhouse Canongate, Edinburgh East EH8 8DX
Included with Palace ticket or 1-Year Pass
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Join us at the Palace of Holyroodhouse for a weekend of festive fun for all ages.

Stimulate your senses and explore royal Christmas traditions with a weekend of musical peformances, a Christmas theatre show, talks, and hands-on activities inspired by the fruits and spices of the season.

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

Other Events at The Palace of Holyroodhouse

In Conversation: Andrew Graham-Dixon and Martin Clayton

In Conversation: Andrew Graham-Dixon and Martin Clayton

4th December 2019
Writer and broadcaster Andrew Graham-Dixon joins Martin Clayton, Head of Prints and Drawings, Royal Collection Trust, to discuss how drawing helped Leonardo da Vinci to understand the universe.
Royal Rhyme Time: Recitals for Wrigglers

Royal Rhyme Time: Recitals for Wrigglers

8th December 2019
Join us in the Palace of Holyroodhouse as Recitals for Wrigglers returns for another family-friendly concert in the Great Gallery!
Carols around the Christmas tree

Carols around the Christmas tree

8th December 2019 - 9th December 2019
Come along to the Palace of Holyroodhouse and enjoy a wonderful concert of Christmas music with the Scottish Vocal Ensemble!
A Royal Christmas

A Royal Christmas

14th December 2019
Join us at the Palace of Holyroodhouse as Louise Cooling, author of 'A Royal Christmas', explores the historic Christmas traditions of the Royal Family across the centuries!
Royal Rhyme Time: Puppets at the Palace

Royal Rhyme Time: Puppets at the Palace

25th January 2020
Join us in the Palace of Holyroodhouse at our monthly Royal Rhyme Time for Toddlers as professional puppet company ‘It's in the bag!’ bring stories to life through rhymes, songs and drama!
Leonardo: Drawing, life and art with Martin Clayton

Leonardo: Drawing, life and art with Martin Clayton

11th February 2020
Martin Clayton, Head of Prints and Drawings and curator of 'Leonardo da Vinci: A Life in Drawing', discusses the central role that drawing played in the life of Leonardo da Vinci.
Up Close: Leonardo da Vinci’s materials and techniques

Up Close: Leonardo da Vinci’s materials and techniques

13th February 2020
Spend an afternoon exploring how Leonardo da Vinci created his exquisite drawings with conservator Alan Donnithorne at The Queen's Gallery, Palace of Holyroodhouse on 13th February!
Make a masterpiece: Hidden Pictures

Make a masterpiece: Hidden Pictures

15th February 2020
In this fun family session, in The Queen's Gallery on 15th February, explore Leonardo's masterpieces - then make your own!
Fragments: A Leonardo Concert

Fragments: A Leonardo Concert

26th February 2020
Join us in The Queen's Gallery on Wednesday 26th February for an exclusive, intimate concert surrounded by Leonardo da Vinci's drawings!
Sketching Workshop

Sketching Workshop

6th March 2020
Join Mark Kirkham, better known as the Edinburgh Sketcher, as you explore how Leonardo da Vinci captured the world through his sketches in this half-day workshop on Friday 6th March!

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