The Harlequin theme is evident throughout the house

IN PICTURES: Christmas at Castle Howard - A Christmas Masquerade

Castle Howard's latest, and possibly most theatrical, seasonal offering is a Venetian-themed Christmas carnival.

A Christmas Masquerade, which runs until Sunday January 5, sees every public room in the historic house dressed in ornate and elaborate feathers, sequins, baubles and twinkling lights. It includes a masquerade ball and entertainment from Harlequin, Pierrot, Colombine and Puchinello – part of the Commedia dell’arte troupe.

Every public room in the house has been decorated

1. Castle Howard Christmas 2019 - A Christmas Masquerade

Every public room in the house has been decorated
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Stunning colours light up the rooms

2. Castle Howard Christmas 2019 - A Christmas Masquerade

Stunning colours light up the rooms
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The Hon. Nick Howard and Victoria Howard

3. Castle Howard Christmas 2019 - A Christmas Masquerade

The Hon. Nick Howard and Victoria Howard
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The event reveals another side to Castle Howard

4. Castle Howard Christmas 2019 - A Christmas Masquerade

The event reveals another side to Castle Howard
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