Sat 14 Nov 2020 – Sun 3 Jan 2021
Also Mon 21 & 28, Tue 22 & 29 Dec
Closed 24-26 Dec
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.
Soak up the sights, smells and sounds of Christmas with over 80 hand-selected stalls all housed in charming wooden chalets, surrounded by twinkling trees. 14 Nov-23 Dec 2020, Wed-Sun, 12noon-7pm
Later opening for Winter Light
This year we’re staying open until 7.30pm, 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. From dusk, 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.
As the sun goes down, watch the spectacle of the Manor’s façade illuminated with dancing lights set to sequenced music.
On this trail, 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.
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, 12noon-7pm.
Christmas food, drink & shopping
All visitors must book in advance. We recommend you book your shuttle bus tickets or premium parking space with your grounds admission online. All visitors must have their own valid tickets, which must be produced, along with any valid National Trust, Art Fund, RHS, HHA or local residents’ membership card, to gain entry.
£16 Adult, £8 Child,
£40 Family (up to 2 adults + 3 children)
National Trust: £5 Adult, £2.50 Child
£18.50 Adult, £9.25 Child,
£46.25 Family (up to 2 adults + 3 children)
National Trust: £7.50 Adult, £3.75 Child
As a thank you for your understanding that Christmas will be a little different here this year, we are giving a £5 adult (£2.50 child) voucher to redeem in our onsite shop/food-to-go outlets as well as the Five Arrows on the day of your visit. Bookings for the Five Arrows must be pre booked via their website. The Five Arrows >
We are only able to accommodate Group bookings for Grounds visits on weekdays (Wed-Fri), this Christmas due to Covid-19 measures to cap numbers and limit crowding. Unfortunately, the house and wine cellars will not be open.
Please email [email protected] with details of your group (over 15 guests), date you’d like to visit, phone and email contact details and any catering requests. (All groups lunches will be at Five Arrows Hotel.)