Blenheim Palace Christmas Event 2018
Biggest Christmas Ever at Blenheim Palace
This Christmas Blenheim Palace will be transformed, both inside and out, showcasing the biggest Christmas ever to take place at the Oxfordshire World Heritage Site. With a new indoor Cinderella experience taking over the Palace State Rooms during the day and a bigger and better Christmas light trail illuminating the ‘Capability’ Brown landscaped Parkland in the evening; visitors can expect an incredible festive experience from November 2018.
Cinderella – a festive fairytale experience
New this year, the State Rooms of Britain’s Greatest Palace will be adorned with seasonal decorations as it transforms into a Cinderella experience. Wander beneath garlands into rooms filled with Christmas trees glistening with ornaments, ribbons, baubles, holly and swags of mistletoe…
The story begins as visitors are welcomed into The Great Hall, from where they wander along colonnades and through historic rooms filled with hidden surprises. The Stepmother’s drawing room is set for Afternoon Tea, the Ugly Sister’s room is bright and bold, scattered with clothes, books and shoes, whilst Cinderella’s room is home to her delicate hand-made gown.
Walk through a larger-than-life storybook into the crystal world of The Fairy Godmother, then along to the Prince’s charmingly grand room. The Long Library is transformed into a glass-inspired Ballroom, filled with laughter and dance. Midnight strikes, the clocks all chime….. as the story ends. Visitors can hang their own wish upon the Wishing Tree in the romantically candlelit chapel.
The illuminated trail through festive gardens
Christmas at Blenheim Palace returns from 23 November, 2018 – 1 January 2019, illuminating England’s finest view with a bigger, brighter and more spectacular evening trail than ever before.
New for 2018, visitors can expect over a million pea-lights, lasers and projections. Wander beneath unique tree canopies drenched in seasonal colour and dripping with silvery shards of light, frosty snowflakes, stars and baubles.
From the delicate and twinkling to the grand and spectacular, follow the lakeside path past the Gingerbread House and under hundreds of larger-than-life glowing flowers suspended in the branches. Sparkling hedgerows and tunnels lead visitors to a brand new Field of Light and on towards a garden filled with jewel like, colour changing globes. There are hidden surprises too – watch out for Bubble Path before pausing at the flickering scented flames of the Fire Garden for a moment of tranquil reflection.
What: Christmas at Blenheim Palace
When: 23 November 2018 – 6 January 2019*