Christmas at the Palace

8th - 22nd December 10:00am - 4:00pm

Christmas at the Palace returns this year - join us for a fortnight of beautiful decorations and festivities.

For a schedule of events, including storytelling and carols, see below (events begin 15th December). 


Father Christmas SOLD OUT

The historic rooms of the Palace buildings will each be decorated in a different theme, with a roaring fire in a Medieval setting and hand-made Victorian style decorations, many of which will be sourced from the Palace Gardens. Christmas trees will be lit around the Palace, kindly supplied by Mendip Christmas Trees.

The interior of the Palace will be illuminated, and a Family Trail will take visitors on a path through the Palace & Gardens, leading to a traditional nativity scene at the end.

At certain times, there will be Christmas carols in the Chapel from a range of different local musicians, and Wells Theatre Company will bring you ‘A Christmas Carol’ - costumed storytelling by the fire from a cast actors and musicians - events are at scheduled times from 15th December. - see below 

There will be special Family Christmas Craft sessions at intervals from Wednesday 12th December, including the chance to make some beautiful Christmas decorations. 

On the first weekend of the event (7th - 9th December), Christmas at the Palace will be enhanced by “Deck the Halls” a Winter Flower Festival with the NAFAS South West Area Competitions. There will be hands-on floristry sessions, festive floral displays and the chance to see some truly amazing floral arrangements

So if you want that warm, festive feeling, just pull on your Christmas jumper and head down to the Palace this December!





Father Christmas

*Father Christmas tickets SOLD OUT*
Father Christmas tickets: £5 per child, including under 5s (includes entrance to Palace & Gardens). All children must be accompanied by a paying adult or Member. Paying adults should purchase their tickets for the event at the Palace Shop on the day of visit. Father Christmas tickets available online HERE

As they were extremely popular last year, and all the slots sold out, make sure to book your tickets early (there is an additional charge to visit Father Christmas).

General Tickets for ‘Christmas at the Palace’:

Between 7th and 9th December, tickets will be priced at £9 adults/£8 concessions/£4 children. Discount cards and passes, except for Palace membership, can’t be used between 7th and 9th December, as these are fundraising days. 

Between 10th and 22nd December, entry is included in standard admission (except for Father Christmas). 

Free on​​​​​​ all dates 7th - 22nd December for Palace members. 

Christmas at the Palace is kindly sponsored by Country Baskets and Mendip Christmas Trees.