Christmas at Blenheim Palace

Illuminated Blenheim

Marvel at our magical Christmas light trail

Our new Christmas illuminated light trail for 2023 brings together a multitude of twinkling lights, seasonal sounds and festive fun. Now firmly established as an unmissable diary date, our after-dark trail makes for an unforgettable time, with a glimpse of Father Christmas along the way!

Discover heart-shaped arches glittering in the moonlight, glowing tunnels filled with stars and an eight-metre sphere filled with over 20,000 moving lights (which are just a handful of this year’s installations). You will also see the return of the ever-popular dancing reflections in the colourful Cascades after an enchanting Lakeside walk.

The Story of Sleeping Beauty with a contemporary twist

Explore Blenheim Palace, transformed to retell the classic fairytale of Sleeping Beauty for a new generation. Each room tells a different chapter in Sleeping Beauty’s story and of course there’s plenty of festive decorations including our gigantic Christmas Tree in The Great Hall.

On the way to Auroura’s candle-lit bed chamber you’ll wander through the Evil Fairy’s spooky wooded lair and into the castle frozen in time. Watch out for spinning wheels and fluttering fairies as you follow the Lilac Fairy helping True Love to reawaken in the castle after 100 very sleepy years…

The Christmas Market in The Great Court

From Friday 17th November until Sunday 17th December shoppers and foodies can escape the bustle of The High Street and stock-up on festive goodies at the celebrated Christmas Market in The Great Court.

The seasonal village of wooden chalets offers everything from inspired Christmas gift ideas to tasty treats, and if you have worked up an appetite, there is a tempting selection of street food stalls to share with loved ones under the stars.

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01993 810530 01993 810530
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Blenheim Palace
OX20 1PP
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When is it on
17th November 2023 - 1st January 2024
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Providing services to
0 - 4 years (pre-school)
4 - 11 years (primary school age)
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