Christmas at Waddesdon
Wed 22 Nov – Mon 1 Jan 2024, Wed-Sun plus Mon 1 Jan
Christmas Fair 22 Nov – 17 Dec
Grounds 12-7pm (last entry 6pm), House 12.30-7pm (last entry 6.30pm)House & Grounds
This Christmas at Waddesdon, be spirited away to a magical wonderland as classic tales come to life with new decorations in the house and dazzling new light displays outside enchant and delight.
Once upon a time at Waddesdon...
This year the Manor transforms into a fantastical and festive wonderland with new, themed displays in the house and brand-new light projections on the Manor façade inspired by three classic tales. Go on a magical adventure as you enter the wondrous world of Alice in Wonderland, find the Snow Queen’s kingdom and fly with Peter Pan to Neverland.
Follow a longer route through the Manor’s grandest rooms, exquisitely decorated and including the Bachelor’s Wing for the first time since 2019. Discover the Mad Hatter’s tea party, the magic mirror from the Snow Queen and Captain Hook’s treasure cave as you journey through the pages of these childhood tales reimagined with sparkling installations, immersive soundscapes and mesmerising light displays by Jane Le Bon Creative and intricate sculptures by paper artist Nathan Ward.
Outside, the Manor’s fairy-tale façade comes to life with spellbinding animated projections, brand new for 2023. See fantastical, festive scenes inspired by this year’s classic tales combined with magical moments featuring unique treasures from Waddesdon’s collection and bringing the Manor’s extraordinary architecture to life. These state of the art, bespoke projections are by celebrated artist Jamie Shiels who has worked on projects at Buckingham Palace, The National Gallery and the 2012 London Olympics.
Christmas food, drink & shopping
Tickets, Prices & FAQs
Grounds open 12-7pm (last entry 6pm)
Wed & Thu, 22 Nov – 17 Dec and Wed-Sun, 20 Dec – 1 Jan
- Adult £22 / National Trust adult £11.50
- Child £10 / National Trust child £5
Fri-Sun, 22 Nov – 17 Dec
- Adult £24 / National Trust adult £13.50
- Child £12 / National Trust child £7
Christmas Grounds admission includes:
Christmas Fair (until 17 Dec), Food Village, Light trail, Manor façade projections, The Lights that Dance in the Night at the Coach House Gallery and standard parking in visitor car park.
Christmas House & Grounds
House open 12.30-7pm (last entry 6:30pm)
Wed & Thu, 22 Nov – 14 Dec and Wed-Sun, 20 Dec – 1 Jan
- Adult £35.50 / National Trust adult £16.50
- Child £16.50 / National Trust child £7
Fri-Sun from 22 Nov – 17 Dec
- Adult £37.50 / National Trust adult £18.50
- Child £18.50 / National Trust child £9
Christmas House & Grounds admission includes:
Decorated rooms in East Wing & Bachelors Wing, Christmas Fair (until 17 Dec), Food Village, Light trail, Manor façade projections, The Lights that Dance in the Night at the Coach House Gallery and standard parking in visitor car park.
Pre-booking essential for all visitors to the grounds and house, including National Trust members.
Please book carefully, tickets cannot be exchanged or refunded.