29th May, 2020

Christmas past to greet visitors to Shakespeare's Schoolroom and Guildhall

CHRISTMAS past will greet visitors to Shakespeare’s Schoolroom and Guildhall in Stratford.

The 15th century attraction is celebrating Christmas Tudor style just as Shakespeare himself would have as a schoolboy.

Schoolroom spokeswoman Sarah Jervis-Hill said: “During the Tudor period Christmas celebrations were very different and, in many ways, much simpler. We tend to think of Christmas of today as being very Victorian inspired, but alongside their influences are traditions stretching back to Tudor times, such as the kissing bough – the precursor to kissing under the mistletoe.

“In creating a traditional Tudor Christmas at Shakespeare’s Schoolroom and Guildhall we hope visitors can enjoy a real sense of Christmas as it would have once been celebrated in Stratford.”

Visit www.ShakespearesSchoolroom.org for full details.

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