Christmas at Belvoir

How to spend your day

What is Christmas at Belvoir?

Every year at Belvoir Castle we like to go above and beyond when it comes to Christmas, and this year is no exception! With a host of exquisite events, such as a full regency Christmas makeover of the castle, an Enlightened Belvoir Light Trail, visits from Father Christmas, and Santa’s grotto, we are looking to make this year our biggest regency Christmas to date! So let me take you on a journey through everything we have to offer here at the castle and the Engine Yard!

Regency Christmas

Our Regency-style Christmas is a complete overhaul of the entire castle featuring the Guard Room, Ballroom, State Dining Room, King’s Rooms, and Regents Gallery. Here, the whole castle comes alive with warm and colourful regency-style decorations, allowing you to experience the wonders of Christmas past as you walk through the themed rooms, all meticulously designed by award-winning interior designer, Charlotte Lloyd-Webber. Included in the festivities are various stunning spruce trees that will line the exterior and interior of the castle, including a 15ft tree inside the portico entrance. We think this is a perfect way to start your day at Belvoir Castle, to fill your heart with Christmas joy and warmth during these cold winter months!

Regency Father Christmas

Amongst the festivities, Father Christmas will also be spreading Christmas cheer in the Old Kitchen along with Mrs Claus and his little helpers! There will be photo opportunities with Father Christmas along with presents for all those on the nice list! 

The Engine Yard this Christmas  

Next on our adventure is the nordic inspired, Engine Yard Christmas village, for some festive food and last minute Christmas shopping! The Engine Yard will also be getting a merry makeover to truly get into the festive spirit. The Fuel Tank will be offering various festive food and drinks that are sure to tickle your tastebuds, along with the Balloon Bar also offering a selection of cocktails for the occasion as well. For the younger ones, there will also be a free festive trail, similar to our Halloween trail, that will explore the Engine Yard and all there is on offer!

Father Christmas will also be making an appearance in his woodland-styled grotto at the Engine Yard to spread even more festive cheer!

Enlightened Belvoir Light Trail

To finish the day off, as the night starts to draw in, is our brand spanking new  Enlightened Belvoir Light Trail! An immersive 1.3km light trail, illuminating the beauty of Belvoir Castle in the wintertime. The trial is a wonderful experience for the whole family to enjoy and will allow people to explore areas they never knew existed! Our Rose Garden, Japanese Garden, and Spiral Walk will be transformed into a magical trail lit by thousands of magical twinkling lights. This breathtaking experience will include talking trees, interactive stepping stones, a wishing tree area and other interactive games, and incredible light displays and wraps up our adventure for Belvoir at Christmas!

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