Christmas at Blenheim Palace is Back!

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Christmas at Blenheim Palace is back for another season. Three unmissable experiences in one iconic Oxfordshire setting.

With a host of new installations and features on the outdoor trail, a brand new theme of Sleeping Beauty inside the Palace and an artisan Christmas Market in the Great Courtyard, it is an unmissable date in the festive family calendar.

The much-loved Christmas experience returned in style at Blenheim Palace with visitors enjoying the enchanting themed state rooms inside the Palace and trail in the world-renowned gardens.

Both experiences, which run from November 17 to January 1 and present an unmissable date in the UK Christmas calendar within one of Britain’s architectural masterpieces.

Visitors can follow the outdoor trail to discover heart-shaped arches glittering in the moonlight, glowing tunnels filled with stars and an eight-metre sphere filled with more than 20,000 moving LEDs – just some of the new displays to see this year.

Those enjoying the festive occasion can experience the return of the ever-popular dancing reflections in the colourful Cascades and magical Lakeside walk. A multitude of twinkling lights and seasonal sounds fill the air with festive fun, including a glimpse of Father Christmas.


Throughout the run, visitors can sample festive food in the East Courtyard as hand-picked street vendors bring an indulgent twist to the tempting treats on offer. Complete your walk under the stars with a spiced winter warmer, hot chocolate or toasted marshmallow and share it with someone special.

Besides the experiences, the Great Court will host the artisan Christmas Market until December 17 in the run-up to the big day.

Escape the bustle of the high street and discover a selection of treasurable gifts and enjoy some sweet indulgence. Browse the wooden chalets filled with a wide range of arts, crafts and tempting treats for foodies. There’s ceramics, textiles, homewares, jewellery and so much more. 

Inside the Palace, marvel at the story of Sleeping Beauty which has been reimagined with a contemporary twist.

Explore the rooms transformed by the retelling of this classic fairy-tale for a new generation, from the Great Hall’s huge glistening Christmas tree to the candle-lit bedchamber where the Lilac Fairy watches over a sleeping Aurora.

Wander through the evil fairy’s lair filled with toads, potions and menacing crows, then on to the busy castle kitchen frozen in time. Watch out for spinning wheels, fluttering fairies and as the story unfolds, vines creeping everywhere. 

Looking for a happy-ever-after, the Lilac Fairy helps True Love to find a way through the woods and together they reawaken the castle after 100 very sleepy years.

Your very merriest Christmas starts here. Limited capacity with timed entry. Plan now to secure the date and time of your choice.

  • Date: 17 November 2023 – 1 January 2024
  • Limited capacity with timed entry, early booking advised.
  • Indoor trail – first entry 10am; last entry 7pm (times may vary on selected dates).
  • Outdoor trail (closed 20, 21, 27, 28 Nov; 4, 11, 25 December) – first entry 4.30pm, last entry 8.30pm (times may vary on selected dates).
  • Tickets from: Combined Adult £61.50, Concession: £59.50, Child (aged 3-16) £39.50, Family £179 (2 adults & 2 children).
  • Parking after 10am: £10. Free entry to Christmas Market.
  • Location: Blenheim Palace, Woodstock, Oxfordshire. OX20 1UL

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