Plans are well underway at The Bishop’s Palace in Wells to bring some festive cheer to the area with their ‘Christmas at the Palace’ event.
With a start date of 5th December, shortly after the national lockdown ends and Mendip moves into Tier 2, Palace Staff feel strongly that they want to bring some socially-distanced joy to the Christmas season, and are going bigger than ever before with the celebratory event.
Taking place from 5th – 22nd December 2020, the decorations will include a Christmas Traditions Window in the free area with a painted winter scene, sumptuous decorations throughout the Palace on a variety of themes, from medieval through to Victorian, Bishop’s Ken’s Christmas Feasting Table, a Victorian Christmas dining table, an Eco Christmas art exhibition created by children from local schools, who will be letting their imaginations go wild with rubbish to create life-sized Christmas trees, Father & Mother Christmas’s North Pole HQ, and a few stunning surprises too.
Outside the Palace, the Gardens will also be dressing up for Christmas, with outdoor illuminations on a large scale, and Christmas trees and decorations in the formal gardens.
There will also be a Christmas-themed family trail which will take visitors through the Palace & Gardens, leading to a traditional nativity scene.
There will be special late openings until 6:30pm on 5th, 10th, 11th, 12th, 17th, 18th and 19th December to allow visitors to enjoy the lights.
Entrance to Christmas at the Palace is included in standard admission and free to People’s Ticket Holders and Members.