Harewood House Winter Season opens on 8 November with Harewood’s Great Time Travelling Christmas. Visitors will be transported through Christmases of all eras, evoking the nostalgia of celebrations past, festive pop culture and imagining a Christmas of the future. Harewood’s State Floor will be transformed with space-race-inspired decorations from the 50s, disco balls and 80s music in the Music Room, to the remnants of a 90s festive party in the Library. Designed by Studio Mutt, visitors will also be immersed in a reimagined, futuristic Christmas dinner, with drone-delivered presents and fluorescent turkeys.
For younger visitors to Harewood this winter, The Adventures of Peppermint (25 November – 24 December) will tell the story of Peppermint the elf, who fell into a magical, icy world and must be brought back in time to help Father Christmas deliver all of the presents.
Alongside these creative experiences, Harewood’s programme will also include:
The Artisan Winter Market (8-12 November) will offer Christmas gift and decoration inspiration, with a wide range handmade goods and local produce. This will range from jewellery, crafts, art, candles, skincare, homeware and food and drink.
Festive Workshops will invite talented makers to Harewood to share their craft, from watercolour to wreath making, willow weaving, soap making and origami.
Rachel Crewes, CEO of Harewood House Trust said:
“We really do have something for everyone this year at Harewood. Harewood’s Great Time Travelling Christmas is a really different take on Christmas, with heaps of nostalgia and fun. Plus, Father Christmas storytelling, festive afternoon teas, unique shopping experiences and festive workshops. Harewood is such a special place to be during the winter period and we can’t wait to welcome everyone for what is going to be a really exciting and completely unique experience”
Graham Burn, Director of Studio MUTT said:
“We’ve spent a lot of time thinking about those memorable and nostalgic things that sum up our Christmases past, and it’s not what you’d initially expect. It’s the little things, like your Gran’s decorations, the 90s Christmas disco, or sneaking in a drink while your parents weren’t looking. We’re really hoping that it will bring a smile to people’s faces and to bring back memories for people.”
Harewood’s Great Time Travelling Christmas – Adults £17.50 – £25.00. Child £10.50 – £13.50 (includes access to house and gardens).
Artisan Winter Market – From £5 when booked in advance.
Festive Workshops – Various dates and prices check website for details
The Adventures of Peppermint – Adults £30.00, Children £32.95 (includes admission to the house and gardens, member discount applies).
To book in advance for Christmas events go to;