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.

The Great Hall looks splendid at any time of year

5. Castle Howard Christmas 2019 - A Christmas Masquerade

The Great Hall looks splendid at any time of year
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Performances will be a feature of the event.

6. Castle Howard Christmas 2019 - A Christmas Masquerade

Performances will be a feature of the event.
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Even the bedrooms are looking festive

7. Castle Howard Christmas 2019 - A Christmas Masquerade

Even the bedrooms are looking festive
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Creative decoration may be seen in every room

8. Castle Howard Christmas 2019 - A Christmas Masquerade

Creative decoration may be seen in every room
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