Glad tidings we bring to you and your kin: Christmas market with live crib and music, Santa in Castletown House, music, storytelling, gift ideas – there is a lot to discover and do at Castletown this December!



Winter Opening

The restored Crimson Drawing Room at Castletown (photo by David Davison, Davison & Associates)


We have extended our opening this season and offer guided tours of Castletown House from Wednesdays to Sundays until 16 December. For tour times and to book your tickets, please follow this link.
Closer to Christmas, we will deck the halls and welcome Santa to Castletown, so your little ones can save the postage to the North Pole and drop in their letters to him in person. Keep your eye on our Calendar or follow us on Facebook where we will publish the details of these special Christmas tours of the house in the coming weeks.



Christmas Market



Sunday, 9 December

Don’t miss our FREE Christmas Country Market and Craft Fair with live crib from Maperath Farm. Open from 10 am to 5 pm, this is a fantastic place to pick up beautifully crafted gifts for your loved ones and to spend time with your family and friends.

Bogdan Rusin and Lucan One Voice Choir will spread the Christmas cheer with live music performances starting at 12.30 pm in the Stable Courtyard.






6 December: The Snowman

Listen to a narration of the much-loved Snowman, accompanied by its ever popular music on piano. Then, sing along to songs from Disney’s Frozen. Click here for details on the time, venue and tickets.

13 December: An Enchanted Christmas

Join singer Edel Murphy (Riverdance Celtic Woman) for a very special evening of music and become enchanted, once again, with the stories and songs that you know and love. Princesses and princes of all ages welcome and fancy dress is encouraged! Tickets can be booked here.

14 December: Croí Nua Choir Christmas Concert

Croi Nua Choir will present a magical feast of popular and secular music, with solos, duets and ensembles from the world of operetta, opera and the musicals, as well as many seasonal favourites.

Tickets for this concert will include a glass of mulled wine and a homemade mince pie, and can be booked here.




2019 Preview: A Special Treat



We are delighted to announce that Irish National Opera and United Fall, in partnership with Irish Baroque Orchestra, will perform Orfeo ed Euridice by Christoph Willibald Gluck in Castletown on 17 February. Tickets  are available online and would make a wonderful gift this Christmas, whether for you or somebody else!

More details are available here on our website.



Wishing you a happy Christmas from all of us in Castletown!