Exciting news! The much-loved Pembroke Castle Christmas Market is set to make a festive return in late November. Marking its 10th anniversary. The three-day celebration will kick off at 10 am on Friday, November 24th, and wrap up at 4 pm on Sunday, November 26th. This annual tradition, which began in 2012, promises a delightful experience for families. A highlight for the weekend is Santa's grand entrance on Friday at approximately 6:30pm. However, there's a twist this year—Santa will be making a stylish arrival at the castle and staying put. In previous years Santa has left the castle and paraded through the town, but with the event growing in popularity, the change is to ensure the safety of the large crowd that now gathers for Santa’s arrival. Santa will now be switching on a light display within the castle and visitors are encouraged to linger, enjoying musical entertainment on the castle's outer ward lawn. A limited number of Advent Calendars, very kindly donated by Valero Refinery, will be given out to children when they leave the castle. For those who miss Santa's castle appearance, fear not! On Sunday, December 3rd at around 6:00 pm, Santa will embark on a sleigh tour through Pembroke, The Green, Monkton, and the Grove. Keep an eye on the Pembroke Town Council Facebook page for updates on Santa's route. Good news for all, entrance to the Christmas market within the castle is entirely free. Santa's Grotto will be open on Saturday and Sunday from 10:30am to 3pm. Don't miss out on the festive spirit, these are the event opening times: Friday, November 24th: 10 am - 8 pm Saturday, November 25th: 10 am - 6 pm Sunday, November 26th: 10 am - 4 pmRead More
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We are delighted to announce the details of what our visitors can enjoy during the Coronation weekend 6th - 8th May. The Coronation of the King and Queen Consort will take place on Saturday 6th May and the weekend will be extended to include a new bank holiday on Monday 8th May. To mark the occasion, we will be staging a three-day celebration so that our visitors can enjoy every minute of this very special occasion in a memorable and historic setting. Throughout the three days we will have a large outdoor screen in the Outer Ward which will be broadcasting all of the live action from London and Windsor. So, visitors are welcome to picnic on the lawn, and take in every minute of the coronation that will be full of tradition and pageantry. The schedule for the weekend is: Saturday 6th May - The Coronation Ceremony itself will take place at Westminster Abbey, as has been the tradition since 1066. Our big screen will be showing every minute of the coverage including the Kings Procession from Buckingham Palace to Westminster, the ceremony itself conducted by the Archbishop of Canterbury, the Coronation Procession from Westminster Abbey to Buckingham Palace and the gathering of the Royal Family on the balcony of Buckingham Palace. In addition to this we will have entertainment from Fiery Jack, including a circus workshop, a medieval games emporium and Fiery Jack's circus skills walkabout. There will be fairground stalls and a Royalty themed children's trail to follow around the castle grounds. Sunday 7th May - The screen will broadcast the Coronation Concert live from Windsor Castle. The concert will feature famous artistes from around the world and further details on the timing of the concert will be released soon. We will once again have Fiery Jack's circus workshop, medieval games emporium and circus skills walkabout, along with the fairground stalls and the children's trail. Monday 8th May - The big screen will broadcast any further live action from London and at 2pm we will be showing Disney's live action version of The Lion King. Visitors are welcome to bring picnic chairs, blankets and their own picnics. The Castle Kitchen will be offering a wide range of meals, cakes, snacks, iced creams and delicious beverages throughout the weekend. Normal castle entry fees will apply throughout the weekend, all tickets can be bought on entry to the castle each day, there are no online or advanced tickets available, and Annual Passes can be used to enter the castle throughout the weekend. Normal terms and conditions of entry apply.Read More