A traditional experience with a twist awaits those visiting The Auckland Project this winter season.
Beginning on Friday 18 November 2022, with a whole host of events and experiences to get you in the mood for Christmas.
Deck The Halls – The Throne Room of Auckland Castle will be festooned with a 50 ft long dried flower garland lovingly hand-crafted by our Gardeners and Curatorial team. The garland will feature more than 30,000 flower heads, all individually picked from our 17th-century Walled Garden.
Neapolitan Nativity – Be dazzled by a monumental Neapolitan Nativity scene in the Faith Gallery. The 18th-century Baroque créche, known in Italian as a presepe, is a giant Nativity scene staged in a true-life Neapolitan setting. One of the most important examples outside Italy, the display measures a remarkable 11ft tall and 15ft wide!
Project X – Everyone loves a surprise at Christmas. That’s why we’re keeping our top-secret event in Auckland Tower under wraps until our winter season begins on 18 November. Follow The Auckland Project on social media for clues. We promise to keep you guessing!
A Festive Feast – Eat, drink and be merry with a festive afternoon tea, Festive Fayre or dining experience in the atmospheric Old Library of Auckland Castle.
Creative Workshops – Create your own dried flower garland to take home this Christmas, using natural materials from the Auckland Castle Gardens and Deer Park. Join our Grounds and Gardens team for one of our garland-making workshops in Auckland Tower.
Family Fun – No. 42 and No. 43 will be hosting family friendly events and drop-in activities through the Christmas season.
Tours and Talks – We've arranged a programme of special talks and tours for January and February, the perfect Christmas gift! Dates will be released soon.
|Season (18 Nov 2022 - 31 Dec 2022)|
|Monday - Sunday||11:00||- 19:00|