Open to visitors now until 5th January 2018, the centerpiece is a 7 metre Nordmann Fir Christmas tree in St George’s Hall, adorned with hundreds of golden decorations, tinsel and lights. The golden decorations are inspired by this year’s 20th anniversary of the restoration of the 900 year old castle, after a devastating fire in 1992.
A team from the Royal Collection Trust work for a week to place hundreds of golden table decorations, wreaths, and Christmas trees, throughout the castle to reflect the gilding in the ornately restored spaces of the castle.
The State Dining Room is fully decked out as part of the Grand Service, with festive golden vine and ivy arches, golden gilt dinnerware and lush velvet tablecloths.
The Queen herself spends Christmas at Sandringham now but as a young princess, Her Majesty would celebrate a family Christmas at Windsor Castle.
The Christmas festivities at Windsor Castle are open to the public and include tours, performances of Charles Dicken’s ‘A Christmas Carol’ and a festive weekend on 9th & 10th December with pantomime, storytelling, Bach concerts, Christmas decorating workshops and carol singing.