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Sat 14 Nov 2020 – Sun 3 Jan 2021
Also Mon 21 & 28, Tue 22 & 29 Dec

Wed-Sun, 12noon-7pm
Closed 24-26 Dec


Event charge applies to all bookings

Booking coming soon


Christmas at Waddesdon is back with magical lights and the gardens aglow. Join us for festive fun with our enchanting outdoor extravaganza that will brighten the end of your year.

The House and Cellars will not be open this Christmas due to social distancing.


Later opening for Winter Light

This year we’re open 12noon-7pm, so as twilight falls you’ll see the gardens sparkle even more brightly with spectacular light displays bringing our extraordinary landscape to life.

The Winter Light trail will transform the Pleasure Grounds with dramatic colour and playful installations. Stroll under the stars beneath magically illuminated tree canopies transformed by moving light. See the Manor’s façade bathed in light set to music.

Everything you need to know about Christmas at Waddesdon>


Christmas fair

Soak up the sights, smells and sounds of Christmas with over 80  selected stalls all housed in charming wooden chalets, surrounded by twinkling trees. 14 Nov-23 Dec, Wed-Sun, 12noon-7pm

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Winter Light Trail, Aviary

Winter light trail

From dusk, follow the Winter Light trail to see trees and shrubs are lit up in a rainbow of colours. Look out for the valley of flickering flames creating a sea of fire, and dozens of suspended orbs in a walk-through musical light show.



When you wish upon a star

Walk down Miss Alice’s Drive, from the Woodland Café to the Stables to see a display of lanterns and stars decorated by local schoolchildren on a theme of hope, and our annual schools lightbox competition.


Manor illuminations

As the sun goes down, watch the spectacle of the Manor’s façade illuminated with dancing lights set to sequenced music.


Baubles at the Stables

Step inside giant twinkling LED baubles and capture a special festive moment. The perfect photo opportunity to share and remember.


Parallels in the Coach House

Encounter Parallels, a light in motion creation of colourful pipes that twist and turn in an immersive performance set to a soundscape, at the Stables.

Christmas food, drink & shopping


Christmas food and drink

We’ve plenty of options for eating and drinking this Christmas.

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Christmas Shopping

Find unique and unusual gifts exclusive to Waddesdon and a selection of wines.

Christmas shopping>


Accessibility at Christmas

Here are a few visiting tips to help you get around during our Christmas opening. Accompanying Carers receive free entry.

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