As the festive season draws near, there’s no better way to immerse yourself in the magical ambiance of Christmas than by strolling through the captivating light trails at Blenheim Palace and tickets are on sale now.
Tickets are now on sale for trails inside the Palace and in the world-renowned gardens which will run from November 17th to January 1st. Here’s a full list of dates, ticket prices, addresses and more:
What: Christmas at Blenheim Palace – The story of Sleeping Beauty, Christmas Market and outdoor Illuminated trail
When: From: 17 November 2023 to 1 January 2024
Why Visit: Discover a world like no other, created for all the family to enjoy.
Admission: 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.
For full pricing and ticket information visit blenheimpalace.com/Christmas
Address: Blenheim Palace, Woodstock, Oxfordshire. OX20 1UL
Dominic Hare, Blenheim Palace CEO, said: “Our fantastic ongoing partnership with Sony Music enables us to present the beauty of the Palace both inside and out at a time of year so precious to families and loved ones. The trails are conceived and delivered with passion and imagination, providing a unique moment in time for all our Christmas visitors.”
Follow the outdoor trail to discover heart-shaped arches glittering in the moonlight, glowing tunnels filled with stars, and an eight-meter sphere filled with more than 20,000 moving LED lights, which is brand new this year.
Inside the Palace, the story of Sleeping Beauty 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 chamber 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.
Besides the illuminated trails, the Great Court will host the artisan Christmas Market in the run-up to the big day.
Discover a selection of treasurable gifts and enjoy some sweet indulgence at the Christmas Market. Browse the wooden chalets filled with a wide range of arts, crafts, and tempting treats for foodies as there will be plenty on offer.
Last year Blenheim Palace Christmas spectacular took place from 18th November to 18th December and featured The Kingdom of the Snow Queen and this year looks fantastic.