Christmas at Palace event to be seasonal highlight again

November 24 2021
Christmas at Palace event to be seasonal highlight again

CHRISTMAS is coming, and that means the return of the ‘Christmas at the Palace’ event at The Bishop’s Palace from December 5-21.

The rooms of the medieval Palace building will each be adorned with decorations on a different theme, from Victorian to Nordic. The Entrance Hall will be warmed by a roaring fire and seasonal greenery and foliage from the Palace Gardens will adorn the interiors. Local schoolchildren will be helping to create an eco-Christmas art exhibition by designing their own Eco Angel sculpture, decoration or painting, inspired by angels.

Outside, visitors can explore the inner gardens lit up with Christmas illuminations which were so popular last year during special late openings on December 3 (Members only), 5, 9, 10, 11, 12, 16, 17, 18 and 19. Illuminations begin at 3.30pm, last entry time is 6.30pm.

For younger visitors, Father and Mother Christmas will be visiting once again in the Palace itself (pre-booked tickets only).

This year A Christmas Carol will also be performed by Wells Theatre Company on Saturday, December 11, and Sunday, December 19 (11am, 12.30pm and 3pm). The shows will last around an hour and will involve costumed actors bringing this timeless tale to life in a wholly unique way. 

Wells City Band will be playing an array of Christmas classics to welcome in the festive season on Sunday, December 19. 

Entrance to Christmas at the Palace, including the illuminations display, is included in general admission.