Windsor Castle Decks the Halls For Christmas
This Christmas is going to be all about light and love, especially with everything the members of the Royal Family have gone through this year alone.
The death of a beloved family matriarch meant that the positions of the institution’s members changed, and while we’re celebrating this Christmas as a first without Queen Elizabeth, we’re also celebrating it as King Charles’ first one since he became the reigning monarch. So, as I said, it’s going to be extra special.
Windsor Castle Is Open To Visitors This Christmas Season
For the coming six weeks, visitors at the Windsor Castle will get to enjoy the brilliant celebrations that took the staff a week to set up. The Christmas tree, as always, is extra tall and filled with lots of shiny decorations. In fact, the grand Christmas tree standing at St. George’s hall is actually a six-metre-tall Nordmann Fir tree that was grown on the Windsor estate – so good luck trying to put a star on top without an equally tall ladder.
It took 3,000 lights to be able to deck the entire tree in warm fuzzy lights. Hundreds of ornaments, velvet and satin ribbons and hundreds of working hours by several staff members were necessary to get the tree standing in its full splendor.
Visitors will also get to feel the cheer through the number of performances that will be put on by local choirs in St. George’s Hall on 8, 9, 12, and 15 December.
Sights To Behold At Windsor Castle This Christmas
The grand tree at St. George’s hall is not the only part of your tour that will make you feel as if you’re walking through a Christmas wonderland, as there’s Christmas decor spread around the castle.
There’s a decorated Grand Staircase and the Waterloo Chamber looks almost unrecognizable with the pieces of ornaments and wreaths mixed in with notable pieces from the Royal Collection Trust on display.
Your kids can enjoy taking part in a Christmas crafts at the Castle Learning Centre when you take them there during the weekends. As if that’s not enough fun for one day, they can also choose tasty treats from the Undercroft Cafe, which is offering a special holiday-themed menu.
These festive decorations at Windsor Castle will be up until the 2nd of January, 2023. The Castle is open to visitors from Thursday to Monday and closed on Tuesday and Wednesday. The holiday displays are included in standard admission tickets and visitors are advised to book ahead.
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