This Christmas at Castle Howard, you can enjoy a Christmas Masquerade themed Twilight Evening and discover the Castle Howard in a new light as night falls.
You will experience the magnificent decorations as you journey through the House’s grand staterooms on this exclusive evening tour. Open fires and candlelight will evoke all that we love about this special time of year, with the iconic 25-foot traditional Christmas tree adorned with over 3000 baubles providing a breath-taking highlight in the Great Hall.
There is limited availability on these candlelight tours, so we are working with Castle Howard to offer you discounted tickets with complimentary tea/coffee and mince pie on arrival on the following Saturdays in November (30th) and December (7th, 14th or 21st)
Your ticket includes regular admission to the House from 10:30am until 7pm.
Talbot residents can purchase these tickets for the reduced price of £20 per person, which includes complimentary tea/coffee and mince pie. Tickets must be purchased in advance against your confirmed booking. Please contact the hotel directly to purchase your tickets.
If you would like to book tickets for these evenings but are not a guest with us, you can do so the Castle Howard website: https://www.castlehoward.co.uk
Actor Dominic Gerrard (RSC/West End) brings his celebrated performance of A Christmas Carol to the this year’s Malton Dickensian Festival.
Tim Carroll (Globe/West End/Broadway) directs this magical re-telling of Dickens’s classic Christmas story, performed in the atmospheric York House (Talbot Hotel, Malton) …
This story will transport you, stave by stave, through Scrooge’s life as he journeys out, one bleak Christmas night, with the ghosts that have been sent to reclaim him…
“I was spellbound by Dominic Gerrard’s one-man show of A Christmas Carol. It’s the perfect way to begin your Christmas… “ Lucinda Dickens Hawksley
“A worthy rival to Simon Callow’s one man Carol …”
Independent on Sunday
“ … an exceptionally effective and powerful interpretation of the Christmas story.”
“I came away transfixed and am even writing this with a smile on my face … please please please go to see this if you can.”
The Public Reviews
This performance is suitable for children over ten years of age
Lucinda Hawksley – Dickens’ great, great, great granddaughter – will be giving a talk on The Chimes which was Dickens’s 2nd Christmas book and it has its 175th anniversary this year. She will do a reading from The Chimes and talk about how he wrote it while living in Italy.
Gingerbread and Smoking Bishop (the mulled wine recipe from A Christmas Carol) will be served in the Drawing Room.
Headlining the 2019 festival, the BAFTA-winning Miriam Margolyes was nominated for an Olivier award for her one-woman show, Dickens’ Women. The star of stage and screen featured in Scorsese’s The Age of Innocence, Ladies in Lavender, and played Professor Sprout in the Harry Potter movies.
Clair Challenor-Chadwick, Director of the Malton Dickensian Festival, said: “Miriam is taking a break from her whirlwind schedule to join us this Christmas. She is currently in Australia making a documentary and on her return performs on the stage in London, she is one of the busiest and most sought after actresses and we are thrilled she is taking the time to spend Christmas in Malton.”
A national treasure, Margolyes will perform snippets from her one woman show and talk about her extraordinary life and career. Dickens’ great, great, great granddaughter, Lucinda Hawksley, will also feature and host an audience Q&A with Miriam.
Miriam Margolyes said: “I am delighted to return to Malton again this year. I fell in love with Dickens at school and would like to appeal to children, young people and adults alike to come and enjoy the spirit of ‘A Christmas Carol’. Dickens is the best. Once you’re hooked by his words, his books will enrich you over a lifetime. The evening is going to be enormous fun.”
Clair Challenor-Chadwick said: “The Malton Dickensian Festival is part of our overall work to reclaim Yorkshire’s literary heritage and celebrate the remarkable connection Dickens had to Malton. We are delighted to welcome Miriam and Lucinda back to Malton.”
Paul Emberley from the Wesley Centre in Malton said: “Having an evening with Miriam tops off a brilliant development year for the Wesley Centre as we make final plans to transform our historic building into a vibrant centre for the whole community.
Christmas Day is a time for everyone to get together, so whether there are too many of you to fit around your table at home, or if your Christmas is looking a little quiet this year and you want us to provide the atmosphere, Christmas Day Lunch at The Talbot promises to be a treat!
Arrive to a Champagne reception, followed by lunch. Choose between a 12.30pm arrival for lunch at 1pm, or a 1.30pm arrival for lunch at 2pm.
£75 per person – including a champagne and canape reception, three course lunch, and cheese board
Children under 18 can dine for £50 – including a canape reception, and three course lunch (no champagne or cheese)
With many of us having large groups of friends or extended families, sometimes just one Christmas Day is not enough! If you are ready to do it all again on Boxing Day, then why not let us lighten the load? We’ll prepare a three-course traditional roast lunch with all the trimmings for you and yours.
Join us for a Sunday Roast Lunch, or our usual evenings menus. Bookings essential for both.
For further information or to make a booking, please email us or contact us via telephone on 01653 639096.
Friday 17th April – Sunday 19th April – Malton Gin Festival 2020
A great selection of Gins from all across Yorkshire. Meet the producers and suppliers at the most civilised Gin Festival in Yorkshire. Malton Gin Festival is run in association with McMillans of Malton, Malton’s specialist Gin shop. Located at the Talbot Marquee, this will be a great 3rd year with more gin, more food and more fun. Gin Heaven just hit Malton!
Friday 6pm – 10pm
Saturday 12noon – 5pm and 6pm – 11pm
Sunday 6pm – 10pm
Set beside the River Derwent in the beautiful meadows and gardens of The Talbot in Malton, MeadowFest is a summer music festival of uplifting sunshine bands, all day feasting and dancing like no one’s watching!
Grab a hay bale, a delicious drink and enjoy an eclectic mix of ska, reggae, funk, blues, soul & much more.
Featuring some of Yorkshire’s finest musicians & special guests, get ready for a family festival of top music, fab street food, all set in the most stunning of settings.
Marathon du Malton “BRITAIN’S TASTIEST 10K”
Inspired by the Marathon Du Medoc in France’s wine region, this new gourmet food and wineathlon goes through an area of Yorkshire famous for its award-winning local produce and beautiful countryside.
Starting and finishing in Malton’s pretty market place, there will be eight food and drink stops around the beautiful 10k course. Runners are encouraged to take their time, pace themselves and enjoy the party atmosphere, fancy dress is advisable.