Christmas at the court of Mary, Queen of Scots

Come and see the beautiful Christmas decorations at the Palace and step back in time to discover how Mary, Queen of Scots would have celebrated Christmas over 400 years ago.

Christmas at the court of Mary, Queen of Scots

About Christmas at the court of Mary, Queen of Scots

2nd Dec 2021 to 16th Dec 2021
11am, 12pm and 2pm on selected dates
The Palace of Holyroodhouse
The Palace of Holyroodhouse Canongate, Edinburgh East EH8 8DX
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Today the Palace is decorated with beautiful Christmas decorations but how would one of our most famous residents, Mary, Queen of Scots, have celebrated Christmas at the Palace of Holyroodhouse?

Join us for a short talk to discover how Mary and her court would have spent Christmas and find out about the celebrations, which would have taken place at the Palace over 400 years ago.

11am, 12pm and 2pm on selected dates




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