Twilight Christmas – SOLD OUT


See activities below.
See eating options below.
See shopping options below.


See table below.

twilight Christmas

Twilight Christmas At Hever Castle

December 1, 8, 14, 20 & 21 (Evenings – from 6pm)


Tickets on Sale:
Annual Members – 11:00 on September 10
 General Public – 11:00 on September 24

Tickets are non-refundable and not transferable.
Before booking, please read the important information at the bottom of this page.

Daytime Christmas

Christmas FAQs

Twilight Christmas At Hever Castle – SOLD OUT

For a magical after dark experience, wrap up warm and enjoy a walk under the stars at Twilight Christmas. Witness the enchantment of the Castle and gardens festooned with fabulous colours and twinkling lights, capturing the spirit of Christmas. 

Bring torches and pop on your wellies to see much loved landmarks uplight with glorious colour washes. Explore the captivating Christmas trail and meet characters from the Charles Dickens classic ‘A Christmas Carol’ as you wander around illuminated gardens.

Learn about the stories behind some Traditional Christmas Tales as you walk through the Castle adorned with beautiful decorations and welcoming log fires.

In front of the Castle, ride the carousel and enjoy vintage fairground stalls (hall of mirrors, coconut shy & hoopla). There will also be seasonal dining options available in the café and restaurant.

Before booking, please read the important information at the bottom of this page.


Twilight Magic of Christmas Past

Twilight Christmas Prices: Pre-Booking Required

Ticket TypeTwilight ChristmasTwilight Christmas & Father Christmas
General Public



Child 5-15


Child Under 5

Annual Members



Child 5-15


Child Under 5

  • Drop-in Father Christmas: £8 per child
  • Vintage Fairground Stalls – hall of mirrors, coconut shy & hoopla: £1 per go
  • Meet the Huskies: Suggested £2 donation to the Siberian Husky Welfare Association

Twilight Christmas Opening Times

TimesOpenLast EntryFinal Exit
Father Christmas18:0021:0021:30

Twilight Christmas Activities

Father Christmas at Hever Castle

PRE-BOOKED: Father Christmas – Grotto Experience 

December 1, 8, 14, 20 & 21 (Twilight Evenings) – SOLD OUT

Nothing says ‘Christmas’ quite like a visit to Father Christmas. Children will be enchanted by the magical Grotto where they will be greeted by Mother Christmas and taken by an elf, through the snowy ‘forest’, to meet Father Christmas in his log cabin. Each child will take home a special age-appropriate gift.

Before booking, please read the important information at the bottom of this page.

but drop-in Father Christmas is still available for those that have already booked Twilight Christmas tickets

DROP-IN: Father Christmas – Toy Workshop Experience 

December 1, 8, 14, 20 & 21 (between 18:30 and 20:45)

Children who have not booked to visit Father Christmas in his Grotto may get the chance to meet him in the Toy Workshop. Kids will have the opportunity to visit him on a first come first served basis and will receive an age-appropriate gift. Tickets cost £8.00 and can only be purchased in the grounds on the day, at the Information Centre or Courtyard Shop.

Twilight Christmas at Hever Castle


Hever Shop – 18:00 – 21:15
Courtyard Shop – 18:00 – 21:15
Information Centre – 18:00 – 21:00


Pavilion Café – 18:00 – 21:15
Bratwurst BBQ (outside Pavilion) – 18:00 – 21:15
Loggia Bar – 18:00 – 21:00
Moat Restaurant – 18:00 – 21:15
BBQ (outside Moat Restaurant) – 18:00 – 21:00
Pizza (Castle Forecourt) – 18:00 – 21:00
Coffee Cart – 18:00 – 21:15
Grotto – 18:00 – 21:15


Father Christmas:

  • Children visiting the Grotto require tickets for Father Christmas plus admission tickets. All adults require admission tickets.
  • Advanced booking is essential and we will ask the name and age of each child so that they can receive an appropriate gift.
  • Your booking time is the time you are required to arrive at the Grotto, not your booked time with Father Christmas. This is allocated by Mother Christmas on a first come first served basis when you arrive at the Grotto.  Please do not arrive at the Grotto before this time. Only 2 adults will be permitted into the Grotto per booking.
  • You should arrive in the grounds at least 15 minutes before your visit with Father Christmas. If you miss your slot you may be asked to try again later but may risk not being able to see Father Christmas at all.


  • To enjoy the full experience we recommend you allow 3 hours for your visit. Attractions, shops and eateries will start closing before the final exit time.
  • As much of this experience is outdoors we recommend you wrap up warm and pop on your wellies or suitable shoes.


  • All tickets are non-transferable and non-refundable.
  • At least one adult or adult annual member admission ticket must be included in your purchase.
  • All members of your party require admission tickets.
  • Tickets are not secured until you complete your purchase.
  • Please note your booking reference when it appears on the screen. If you do not receive an email confirmation please read our Christmas FAQs for further instruction.
  • Always check details before travelling. Hever Castle reserves the right to close all or part of the Castle, grounds, catering outlets and activities, and to change or cancel events.
  • Tesco Clubcard Vouchers, RHS, Historic Houses, Visit Kent 2-for-1, Gardeners’ World and Complimentary Tickets are not valid during the Twilight Christmas event.
  • If you are an Annual Member: please select this ticket type. You will need your membership number to complete your purchase and you will also need to produce a valid membership card on entry. Failure to provide a valid membership card will mean that you will be charged the full rate prior to your visit or on entry. Annual Members cannot book for non-members, other than those under 5 years, until the 24 September.
  • If you are a B&B Guest: please contact the Astor Wing to make your booking – call 01732 861800 09:00 – 17:30. You will also need to produce a valid ticket on entry.
  • Visitors with accessible needs: Standard charges apply to visitors with accessible needs, general admission for carers is free of charge. Please contact the Estate Office to make your booking and to discuss accessibility – call 01732 865224 09:00 – 17:30. Proof of disability will be requested, which may include a Blue Badge, statement of special educational needs from LEA or NHS, or a letter from a medical professional on NHS headed paper.


Christmas Lights

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Always check details before travelling. Hever Castle reserves the right to close all or part of the Castle, grounds, catering outlets and activities, and to change or cancel and events. Please note that use of partner offers may be restricted or not valid on event days.

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