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Christmas at Harewood 2023


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Bring your festive celebrations to Yorkshire’s most vibrant country house. 

Harewood’s Great Time Travelling Christmas ( 8 Nov – 7 January) is an immersive, fun and slightly wild festive experience for all of the family.  

Harewood House’s Christmas event this year offers a completely different but strangely familiar experience.  A completely unique collaboration with architects and designers, Studio MUTT who create joyful projects that make everyday life better. Discover more about this unique festive experience with Graham, the Director of Studio Mutt, as he shares his insights in a recent interview. 


For little ones, Christmas wouldn’t be complete without a visit to Father Christmas.  This year Father Christmas will be telling a tale about The Adventures of Peppermint (25 November – 24 December), who has tumbled into a magical icy world, far away, and we need to work together as a team to bring him back in time to help Father Christmas deliver all of the presents.  A fabulous festive experience which is best enjoyed by children aged 6 months to 8 years.

And why not add a visit to our Artisan Winter Market, curated by Little Bird Made (8 – 12 November) and find Christmas gift ideas and decorations that you won’t find anywhere else. 

Meet carefully selected artisan traders including jewellery, crafts, art, candles, skincare, homeware and food and drink. A unique outdoor shopping experience, bringing together a mix of Artisan stalls selling handmade goods and local produce.  Tickets are just £5, when you book in advance, with the option of adding admission to Harewood House to create the perfect Christmas day out. 

We’ve got a range of Festive Workshops, try your hand at everything from watercolours, wreath making, knitting, willow weaving, soap making and origami.  Each event includes tuition from a talented crafts person and you’ll be able to take what you’ve made home with you.  (tickets strictly limited and must be booked in advance) 

Food and Drink

Our Festive Afternoon Tea is full of delicious festive flavours, turkey, salmon and brie and cranberry feature in our savoury plates and the sweets with festive spices and fruits.  The Afternoon Tea gives you access to the house and wonderful winter walks around the gardens and parkland and of course includes high quality ingredients grown right here at Harewood.


Family Activities

Drawing Competition

Inspired by Harewood’s Great Time Travelling Christmas, we are asking children of all ages to draw, paint, collage and create an image of what they think their Christmas would look like in the year 3000.

They can take ideas from what they see in the House, from flying drones to monster-sized turkeys, and add in a few of their own traditions too.

Complete your picture on the space provided on your copy of Harewood’s Great Time Travelling Christmas Game or go bigger with the materials you have at home. Then, take a clear picture of your creation and tag @harewoodhouse on Instagram.

You will need to do this by 7 January to be in with a chance of winning an amazing prize!

Festive Crafts in the Bakehouse

Join us for drop-in Christmas crafts, colouring, board games and cosy stories at the Bakehouse this festive season for just £1!

Bakehouse opening times:

Every weekend from Sat 11 Nov – Sun 24 Dec (including Fri 22 Dec) – 11am-3pm (last entry 2.45pm)

Wed 27 December – Sun 31 Dec  11am -3pm (last entry 2.45pm)

Tue 2 Jan – Sun 7 Jan- 11am-3pm (last entry 2.45pm)


Harewood House also has an online shop offering gifts inspired by our history and showcasing the best Yorkshire produce.  And for someone  who has everything a membership offers free admission to our house and gardens, plus you’ll be supporting our charitable work. 


Find out more about our sponsor – Lights4Fun


To book in advance for Christmas events go to harewood.org/whats-on

To buy perfect Christmas gifts and support the work of Harewood House go to harewood.org/shop