Saturday 24 November 2018 – Sunday 6 January 2019
For the second year running, Harewood House will open at Christmas, this year dressed by Creative Director Simon Costin. For six weeks, opening Saturday 24 November, enter a Christmas dreamscape that extends from the House into the surrounding grounds, with festive-themed music, events, demonstrations and experiences, including an encounter with Father Christmas.
24 November to 6 January 10am – 6pm
Early close on Christmas Eve and New Year’s Eve
Closed Christmas Day, Boxing Day and New Year’s Day
Admission tickets give access to all areas of the Christmas experience
Father Christmas is a separate pre-bookable event and not included in the ticket price
Please note: Some parts of the grounds and Bird Garden will close early due to light.
As winter draws in and the days grow shorter, there are different opening times to be aware of:
Pre-booking is advised. Booking opens on Friday 21st September.
Members do not need to pre-book and entry is included with your Harewood membership. If you would like to become a Harewood Member and access this event for free please click here or call 0113 218 1000.
We will be opening the western side of the House including the Gallery, State Dining Room and the Main Library. Below Stairs will also be open including the Old Kitchen and the Pastry Room.
The grounds will also be open including the Bird Garden and Farm Experience. These will close at dusk so please check with the team on exact timings when you visit.
The Adventure Playground will also be open, closing at sunset.
Harewood members are welcome to enjoy the house and grounds at no extra charge. Activities including our Father Christmas experiences and the workshops are charged separately.
It’s a great chance to become a member and to take advantage of this wonderful winter event. If you would like to become a Harewood Member and access this event for free, please click here or call 0113 218 1000.
The State Floor of Harewood House offers access via an electric stair lift. Please note, the lift is not suitable for electric wheelchairs. Harewood can provide wheelchairs which can be used, however they are offered on a first come, first served basis.
Below Stairs in the kitchens, there are some stairs which are unfortunately not wheelchair friendly. Some areas are accessible including the Old Kitchen, Still Room and Pastry Room.
The gardens are dog friendly and your well behaved, four-legged friends are welcome on leads.
Please be advised that dogs are not allowed in the house, Bird Garden, Farm or Adventure Playground.
For groups of 15 or more, there are some great opportunities to enjoy this festive event. Follow this link for details.