Christmas 2021 at Belvoir Castle

Christmas 2021

We’re celebrating Christmas in the very finest of styles this year. This historic gem, Belvoir Castle, will be filled with exquisite and sumptuous Regency-styled decorations, ensuring every state room including the Guard Room, Ballroom, State Dining Room and King’s Rooms is adorned with colour and rich in décor. Come, see and experience for yourself the wonders of Christmas past as you walk through these themed rooms, styled by award-winning interior designer, Charlotte Lloyd-Webber.

There’s more to see and do at Belvoir Castle this Christmas. Outdoors, you can take a tour of our Enlightened Belvoir, an enchanting light trail which runs through our beautifully manicured gardens. This magical walk is 1.3km long and will take approximately 75 minutes to complete. Throughout your extraordinary journey, your path will be illuminated by literally thousands of lights as you pass talking trees, interactive stepping stones, enchanted woodlands and illuminated displays. This is a delightful, multi-sensory experience suitable for all the family.

Regency Christmas at Belvoir Castle

Regency Christmas

15th November 2021 to 2nd January 2022

Enlightened Belvoir Light Trail

Enlightened Belvoir Light Trail

26th November 2021 to 1st January 2022

Regency Christmas and Enlightened Light Trail at Belvoir Castle

Regency Christmas & Enlightened Light Trail

26th November 2021 to 1st January 2022

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First entry for Enlightened Belvoir is at 4.30pm and then slots are available every 30 minutes until 8.30pm. If you are booking a combined ticket, you can book your Regency Christmas tour of the Castle either before or after your Enlightened Belvoir Light Trail.

Book a combined ticket to visit both festive events at Belvoir Castle and you will have a trip out to remember. 

Step back in time as you travel through the exquisitely styled state rooms of the Castle, each adorned with trees, lights, and dramatic festive displays. And experience our beautiful gardens at night, transformed into a magical trail lit by literally thousands of twinkling lights. It’s a combined experience designed to satisfy all the senses – suitable for all the family. 

Accessibility: Due to the historical nature of the venues, the Regency Christmas event and the Enlightened Belvoir Light Trail are not suitable for wheelchair users or those with limited mobility.


Father Christmas at Belvoir Castle

Regency Father Christmas

20th November to 23rd December 2021

Santas Grotto at Belvoir Engine Yard

Santa’s Grotto at the Engine Yard

20th November to 23rd December 2021

Regency Christmas Parking at Belvoir Castle


All events 


Regency Christmas, Regency Grotto & Enlightened Belvoir Light Trail

All parking will be in Belvoir Castle car park. For these events, please pre-book your parking, as it is very limited and it is highly likely that a space will not be available on the day unless you have pre-booked. More info in our FAQs

Santa’s Grotto, the Engine Yard

Please pre-book your parking if you have booked to visit Santa’s grotto at the Engine Yard as spaces are very limited. It is highly likely that a space will not be available on the day unless you have pre-booked. Please note that parking for this event will be at Belvoir Castle.

Santas Grottos at Belvoir Castle

Santa’s Grotto

There’s not only one, but TWO chances to book to see Father Christmas when you visit.
There is our Regency-styled grotto, situated at the Castle and Santa will also be in his grotto at the Engine Yard.

Access to see Father Christmas in his Regency grotto at the Castle is only available with the purchase of Regency Christmas tickets.

For both venues, tickets are available on:
November 20th, 21st, 27th and 28th, and December 4th, 5th, 11th, 12th and 18th – 23rd

The Engine Yard

There’s so much to experience at the Engine Yard. During the run-up to Christmas 2021, there’s going to be late night shopping events so that everyone gets a chance to come and browse. All our shops will be theming their offerings towards festive gifts and treats for all. So come and take a look around. You’ll find many opportunities to buy those quirky, not-on-the-high-street presents that mean so much more.

Festive food and drink

There’s also plenty of places to stop and refuel at the Engine Yard. You can grab a freshly prepared bite to eat at The Fuel Tank Cafe or the Pizza and Burger Kitchen. Maybe you’d rather dine at The Fuel Tank, where there’s an option to book a full Christmas lunch menu, or sip a cocktail or two in the quirky basement Balloon Bar.

Festive Food and Drink at Belvoir Castle

Santas Grottos at Belvoir Castle

Santa’s Grotto at the Engine Yard

You can book to see Santa in his grotto on:
November 20th, 21st, 27th and 28th, and December 4th, 5th, 11th, 12th and 18th – 23rd.

If you’ve got questions about any of our Christmas 2021 events, take a look at our FAQs page.