Harewood Christmas show

Harewood House and grounds will transform to put on a festive show from Friday November 13.

Wednesday, 30th September 2020, 11:40 am
Harewood House. Picture Tony Johnson

The Trust, which runs the estate, will build on the past three years of original Christmas shows, working with the best artists and creative producers in this country.

Following last week’s recognition for 2019’s A Night at the Mansion created by Davy & Kristin McGuire at the Museums + Heritage Awards, where it won Innovation of the Year, Harewood has announced this year’s event – Upon a Christmas Wish with Lord Whitney.

Jane Marriott, Trust Director said: “We are truly delighted and honoured to have received this year’s Innovation of the Year award at the Museums + Heritage Awards, especially at a time when our team is working incredibly hard to ensure that a visit to Harewood can be as magical as ever, despite the current climate.

“Davy & Kristin McGuire created A Night at the Mansion as an imaginative and wholly original adventure through the house.

“Their creativity and talent reminds us of why we have made the commitment to work with the best artists and creative producers every year.

“As a Charity, not only charged with taking care of this wonderful place but also sharing it with as many people as possible, the festive season offers a unique opportunity for people to experience Harewood in a different light; something that this award attests to.

“Harewood strives to make bold and ambitious projects, and every year we want to reimagine what a country house can look like and to provide a chance to escape daily life, recharge our batteries and be inspired by what we see, feel and hear. Upon a Christmas Wish will do exactly that.”

Visitors will delve into a voyage of the imagination this festive season, as a Christmas tale is recounted and the House will reveal its magic to all those in need of whimsical wonder.

Created by connoisseurs of make-believe Lord Whitney, the House shares its favourite memory of when a little girl was granted a festive wish to experience a Christmas like never before.

Having established a reputation as out-of-the-ordinary, creative and far from predictable, Lord Whitney have created a show which invites visitors to escape with them into an immersive Christmas story unlike any other.

Tickets for the Christmas season are now on sale - adults £17.50, Children £9, Family (2+2) £46 with online and early bird discounts.