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Hillsborough Castle & Gardens 2023

Hillsborough Castle & Gardens 2023

Experience the magic of Raymond Briggs’ The Snowman™, as Walking With The Snowman™ comes to Hillsborough Castle this festive season.

The famous Snowman™ is brought to life in a trail around the stunning gardens – a perfect Christmas treat for families and fans of all ages.

Wrap up warm, bring your family and friends, and get ready for a festive adventure. There are 12 giant Snowman™ sculptures to find, each beautifully hand painted by a different artist and inspired by the Christmas classic ’12 Days of Christmas’. Can you find them all?

Along your way, you may also discover a special garden play trail, a royal walled garden and meandering waterways, along with plenty of space to explore and play. If you’re lucky enough to visit on a snowy day, have a go at making your own snowman! Finish off all that the exploring with a warming hot chocolate and festive treat from the café.

On select days, you can also see the Snowman™ in special screenings of the iconic animated film. Or on Saturday mornings in December, come and have breakfast with Father Christmas in the cosy café!

This is the first time the Snowman™ Wild in Art trail has come to the island of Ireland, so don’t miss out on this special adventure. Pre-book your tickets now, or become a member and visit time and again for free.

Find about more about the Snowman trail here.

Event Location: Hillsborough Castle & Gardens

Organised by: Historic Royal Palaces

Event Dates: 18/11/2023 - 7/1/2024

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Come and walk in a winter wonderland as part of this year’s Christmas at Hillsborough Castle & Gardens.

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