We are buzzing that Halloween is behind us and we can start getting into the magical run up to Christmas. And, you need to prepare for an extraordinary Time Travel Christmas Adventure at Harewood House! Harewood’s Great Time Travelling Christmas promises an engaging, entertaining, and delightfully unpredictable festive journey for the entire family. With our time-traveling contraption malfunctioning, be prepared to zoom through time and space without a clear destination in sight.
Experience Harewood House’s State Floor in a whole new light as you embark on a time-traveling escapade, invoking the spirit of Christmases past, embracing the cultural icons of the season, and envisioning the future of Christmas.
Immerse yourself in the familiar sounds, games, and nostalgia of Christmas past, rekindling cherished childhood memories while also having the opportunity to share your own festive tales.
This year’s Christmas event at Harewood House offers a uniquely different yet oddly familiar experience. It’s a one-of-a-kind collaboration with Studio MUTT, architects, and designers known for creating uplifting projects that enhance our daily lives.
Discover more about this unique festive experience with Graham, the Director of Studio Mutt, as he shares his insights in a recent interview.
“It’s a familiar yet peculiar installation, playing on our collective imagination at Christmas. We’ve spent a lot of time thinking about those memorable and nostalgic things that sum up our Christmases past, and it’s not what you’d initially expect. It’s the little things, like your Gran’s decorations, the 90s Christmas disco, or sneaking in a drink while your parents weren’t looking. We’ve also looked forward and imagined the Christmases of our near future, where lab grown turkeys and hydroponic sprouts are on our table at dinner time.”
“We’ve taken the historic uses of the spaces in the house as inspiration for the installations ; Christmas music in the music room, a futuristic Christmas banquet in the dining hall and sum up what Christmas feels like in each decade since the 1950s. We’re really hoping that it will bring a smile to people’s faces and to bring back memories for people”
Speaking about what he hopes people can take away Graham said: “I hope they leave having been reminded of a happy Christmas from the past. I hope they’ll feel inspired to share their memories with their family and friends and to start new traditions, or dig out some of the old ones.”
If this sounds like a bit of you, adult tickets start at £17.50 and children’s £10.50. Harewood members get in for free as do under 4’s. Head over to the website for more information here.
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