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Angels On High: Christmas at Castle Howard

17th November 2017

Christmas at Castle Howard
Christmas at Castle Howard

Photography by Charlotte Graham

The stately home best known as the backdrop for Brideshead Revisited has revealed its sumptuous festive designs by creative producer Charlotte Lloyd Webber and theatrical designer Bretta Gerecke ahead of its Christmas opening tomorrow (Saturday 18 November 2017).

Highlights this year include:

  • The largest tree ever displayed in the Great Hall. At 25ft high, it features around 3,500 baubles, which took a team of decorators two days, a scaffold tower and huge set of ladders to install.

  • Hundreds of angels, seraphim and cherubs on display around the property, from huge flying laser-cut figures to glass and ceramic baubles on the many trees around the property. They are inspired by the Rubens painting ‘The Nativity’ in the Long Gallery and the William Morris stained glass windows in the Chapel at Castle Howard.

  • A huge tree installed in the Garden Hall, with branches that reach to the ceiling and almost touch the four walls, hung with glass baubles, angels and globes with real candles.

  • The return of the gingerbread model of Castle Howard, created last year by Bompas & Parr.

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Christmas at Castle Howard
Christmas at Castle Howard
Christmas at Castle Howard
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