What’s On in December 2023

December 12 2023 | What's on

The trees have been decorated, the grounds are full of festive cheer and everywhere you look there are twinkling lights – it’s Christmas time! 

See what’s on in December and beyond at Hever Castle:

Visit before Christmas

If you would like to visit Hever Castle before Christmas, please note that tickets for this weekend (16 & 17 December) have now SOLD OUT and there are limited tickets for Saturday 23 December.

However, weekday tickets are still available for both daytime and twilight visits.

All tickets include access to the Castle so make sure you pop in to see the beautiful traditionally decorated rooms and twinkling Christmas trees.

Visit after Christmas

Christmas at Hever Castle continues into Twixmas (the period between Christmas and New Year’s Day!) and offers a welcome retreat from the whirlwind of the holiday season and a chance to savour more family moments. It’s also a time to pause, blow away the cobwebs and unwind and have some fun amid the festive glow.

Take a stroll through the gardens and enjoy the warm glow of the Redwood trees against the winter sky or bring your wellies and head out for an exhilarating walk around the Lake.

The Castle and gardens are open from 27 December – 1 January. After Monday 1 January, Hever Castle & Gardens is then closed until Wednesday 7 February.

Final Christmas Shopping

Head to Hever Castle’s online shop for your final Christmas gifts.

There is a wonderful selection of gifts online from local food and drink to china, clothing, books, golfing products and unique gifts and mementoes.

Many reflect the Castle’s colourful history while others showcase the best of classic and contemporary design.

Unique ranges of Christmas gifts from Hever Castle include an Anne Boleyn range, based on the illustrated borders of the Book of Hours prayer book which is on display in the Castle.

Please note, the last date to order for Christmas delivery in the UK is Monday 18 December.

Events in 2024

If you are already looking ahead and planning your 2024 calendar we have got you covered. Next year we will be holding a number of events to suit all members of your family. We’ve highlighted a few below, but head to the What’s On page to discover them all.


Snowdrop Walk – from 7 February
Eco Week – NEW EVENT – 10 – 18 February


Mother’s Day Weekend – 9 & 10 March
Dazzling Daffodils – 18 – 24 March
Easter Family Fun – 29 March – 14 April
Celebration of Spring – 15 – 28 April
May Day Weekend – 4 – 6 May
Spring Craft Fair – 16 – 19 May
Art Week – Half Term – 25 May – 2 June
Father’s Day Weekend – 15 & 16 June


Hever’s Home Front – 22 & 23 June
Hever in Bloom – 24 June – 7 July
Jousting – select weekends in July and August
Supercar Weekend – 3 & 4 August
Hever in History – 24 – 26 August


Autumn Craft Fair – 12 – 15 September
Autumn Colour – from 1 October
Halloween Half Term Fun – 26 October – 3 November

Annual Membership

Give a loved one the gift of Hever Castle and purchase an annual membership.

Annual Membership provides free daytime entry throughout the year, as well as 10% discount in the Moat Café, Guthrie Pavilion Restaurant and other onsite catering outlets and 10% discount in the Hever Shop and Courtyard Shop.

(Shopping offers exclude guide books, batteries, vouchers and items already discounted)

Astor Wing at Hever Castle

Exclusive New Year Offer

Hever Castle is delighted to offer guests a complimentary bottle of Squerryes Sparkling wine and a complimentary bedroom upgrade (subject to availability) for Bed & Breakfast bookings made for any remaining dates in January, February, and March 2024 when you quote ‘HEVER10’ at checkout*.

In addition, guests will also receive a 10% discount on their total bill when they dine a-la-carte at Squerryes, the award-winning vineyard located just a short drive from Hever Castle*.

Bridal Suite
Credit Teri V

Wedding Showcase: Sunday 4 February, 12pm – 3pm

Hever Castle is once again hosting a stunning Wedding Showcase, giving guests the rare opportunity to experience our beautiful venues set up for a wedding.

Pre-registered guests will arrive through the private gated entrance to the Astor Wing and will have the opportunity to view the award-winning wedding venues on the Hever Castle estate. The Wedding Team will be on hand to answer any questions and discuss date availability and packages. 

Pre-booking is essential. Please contact [email protected] to secure your place. 

Golf Experience Gift Vouchers

Treat your loved one to a golf experience or tuition at Hever Castle Golf Club and give them something to look forward to in 2024.

Our golf vouchers are designed to allow access to the course over 12 months from the date of purchase. This means that our vouchers allow great flexibility, so you can buy with confidence.