Christmas Illuminations


Discover the beautifully lit inner gardens of The Bishop’s Palace, where a captivating display of festive lights and decorations awaits this December.

Dates and Times:

The popular Christmas Illuminations will be available during the Palace’s special late openings on the following dates:

1st December (Member’s Only), 2nd, 3rd, 7th, 8th, 9th, 10th, 14th, 15th, 16th, 17th, 18th, 19th, 20th, 21st December 2023.

The Illuminations are open from 3:30pm until 7.30pm on those dates, with the last entry at 7pm.  Please be aware that for safety reasons, the outer gardens will close at 4pm.

Delicious Treats:

Whilst you’re here, indulge in the festive menu served at The Bishop’s Table café.  Throughout December you can enjoy a range of delicious festive plates, including pulled pork baps, hot dogs, dirty chips, mince pies and more. There will also be a lovely selection of hot drinks to warm you up during the colder weather, including Winter and Pumpkin spiced lattes, Ferrero hazelnut cream latte, Terry’s Chocolate Orange and cream hot chocolate and many more scrumptious options.


Access to the Christmas Illuminations is included with any valid admission to The Bishop’s Palace, including the 12 month Admission Ticket.

Or take advantage of 20% off day tickets during special late-night Thursday openings in December and explore the magical inner gardens and medieval Palace, adorned with festive decorations and Christmas Illuminations.
How to redeem your 20% day ticket discount:
⭐Present it at the Palace’s Ticket Office.
Valid on the following dates:
– Thursday 7th December 2023
– Thursday 14th December 2023
– Thursday 21st December 2023
Maximum of 6 people per group.


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