What's On



Sat 13 Nov – Thur 23 Dec, 12-7pm
Mon 27 Dec – Mon 3 Jan 2022, 2-9pm

Wed-Sun, plus Mon/Tue 21/22 and 27/28 Dec

Event charge applies to all bookings

This is an outdoor event, the house will not be open. Ticketing information below.

We are sold out for most weekends before Christmas. When booking, available dates will show as green on the calendar.

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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.

Christmas Fair

Christmas Fair at Waddesdon

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

More about the Christmas market

Download our Christmas map

Winter Light

As twilight falls see the gardens sparkle brightly with spectacular light displays bringing our extraordinary landscape to life, in partnership with Luminism.

Winter Light will continue Thur-Sun from 6-23 Jan 2022.

Watch a short film of Winter Light


Manor illuminations

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


Winter Light trail

From dusk, enjoy dramatic colour and playful installations as you stroll beneath magically illuminated tree canopies. Look out for interactives at the Aviary and walk through a tunnel of light loops among the colour washed trees.


Illumination: Works by Leo Villareal

Explore an exhibition of work by light artist Leo Villareal celebrating the completion of Illuminated River, the longest public art commission in the world, lighting nine central London bridges across the Thames.

More about Illuminated River >


Illuminated River: Bridges, Boats and Beyond

On this trail, walk down Miss Alice’s Drive, from the Woodland takeaway and toyshop to the Stables and see a display of lanterns and boats decorated by local schoolchildren on a theme of journeys. Cast your vote in our annual schools’ lightbox competition.

Christmas food, drink & shopping


Christmas food and drink

We’ve plenty of options for eating and drinking this Christmas, including weekend fish and chips at the Stables.

See Christmas food and drink for more details>


Christmas shopping

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

Christmas shopping>


Groups at Christmas

Christmas is always a special time of year at Waddesdon and the perfect place to bring your group. Join us this year for magical lights and gardens aglow as we celebrate with an enchanting outdoor extravaganza. 13 Nov-23 Dec 2021 and 6-23 Jan 2022.

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