Star Trail – Christmas at the National Gallery – discover the stars in the collection

Celebrate Christmas at the National Gallery in London and discover the stars in the collection.


There are a number of events late on the 16th December with a Christmas theme being held at the Gallery – many of which are FREE. Some focus on the collection of paintings featuring religious and Christmas art.

Festive fascinators

Join Glam Hatters to create a beautiful fascinator inspired by stars in the collection and the opulent colours of Dolci’s Adoration of the Kings. All materials provided. These sessions are ticketed:
6–6.30pm – book tickets
7–7.30pm – book tickets
8–8.30pm – book tickets

Wreath-making workshop
Make a festive floral wreath in this exclusive workshop with Rebel Rebel florists. All materials provided. This workshop is ticketed:
6–7pm – book tickets

Christmas chorus
Enjoy special festive performances by the award-winning ENO chorus, one of the finest operatic ensembles in the UK today.

Drawing stars
Learn new drawing skills and illuminate the Milky Way in this artist-led session.

Discover tales of Christmas past inspired by paintings in the collection.

Star talks
Explore the evocative landscape of Turner’s Evening Star and the constellation in Titian’s Bacchus and Ariadne with introductory talks.

DJ Liz O’Sullivan
Treat your ears to luscious exotica and electric boogaloo beats.

Pop-up photo booth
Take a picture and share a memento of your night.

Win up to 15% off your purchase in the National Gallery shops with our Star Trail lucky dip. Look out around the Gallery between 6pm and 7pm for your chance to win.

Watch this video to see what it in the stars at the National Gallery this Christmas

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