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Christmas at Windsor Castle until 5 Jan

This winter explore the Christmas display at Windsor Castle, including the magnificent centrepiece, the 20 foot high Nordmann Fir tree in St George's Hall, taken from Windsor Great Park and dressed with hundreds of iridescent glass and mirrored ornaments.

To celebrate the 200th anniversary of the births of Queen Victoria and Prince Albert in 2019, the Octagon Dining Room will feature a special display of gifts exchanged between the royal couple during the many Christmases they spent together at Windsor Castle. In the State Dining Room, the table will be laid with silver-gilt pieces from the spectacular Grand Service commissioned by George IV and still used today by The Queen and her guests at State Banquets.

For adults:

Make a festive start to the season with The Christmas Carol in Victorian England on Thursday, 5 December. Learn about the history of some of the carols that emerged in Victorian England, accompanied by performances from four Chapel singers in St George's Chapel.

Enter into the Christmas spirit on Saturday, 7 December when you visit Windsor Castle for A Victorian Yuletide by taking part in a variety of festive, Victorian-themed activities taking place around the Castle.

For children:

On Saturday, 7 December bring the little ones to Windsor Castle for our special festive day, A Victorian Yuletide. Listen to stories about Queen Victoria and Prince Albert's Christmas traditions, make festive decorations and dress up in Victorian costumes.

On 14 and 21 December, families can enjoy Christmas-themed arts and crafts workshops, as well as festive storytelling in the State Apartments.

Christmas carol performances in St. George’s Hall:
Every Christmas, local and school choirs add to the festive cheer throughout Windsor Castle by performing carols in St. George's Hall.

Performances are:

Tuesday, 3 December, 13:30 - Holyport College
•Wednesday, 4 December, 13:30 - Beaconsfield High Chamber Choir
•Friday, 6 December, 10:30 - New Maidenhead Choir
•Friday, 6 December, 13:30 - Courthouse Junior School
•Monday, 9 December, 10:30 - St. Bernards Prep.
•Monday, 9 December, 13:30 - Eton End School
•Tuesday, 10 December, 10:30 - Cookham Dean
•Tuesday, 10 December, 13:30 - Eton End School
•Thursday, 12 December, 13:30 - Tuneless Choir

To book tickets go to https://www.rct.uk/event/christmas-at-windsor-castle-11-2019#/

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