Please note that the House and Manor Restaurant will be closed this Wed 20 – Fri 22 October. The grounds remain open for visitors.

What's On



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


Event charge applies to all bookings

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

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Christmas at Waddesdon will be 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. 13 Nov-23 Dec 2021, Wed-Sun, 12noon-7pm

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Winter Light

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

For the first time ever, see the Parterre illuminated by a dazzling light show, highlighting the geometric shapes of the bedding.


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 the rose garden glowing with flowers, an interactive area with bubble tubes, giant dandelions and walk through a tunnel of light loops.


Illuminated River and light works by Leo Villareal

In celebration of the completion of the Illuminated River project, initiated and supported by the Rothschild Foundation, Waddesdon is mounting an exhibition of work by the artist of the project, Leo Villareal alongside a display showing how this long-term art installation is transforming the Thames at night with an orchestrated series of light works that span nine bridges in central London. Leo Villareal created subtly moving sequences of LED light to unify the Thames bridges making them into the longest piece of public art in the world, drawing inspiration from the spirit and history of the river and from the architectural and engineering heritage of its bridges.


Illuminated River: Bridges, Boats and Beyond

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

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.

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Looking for an extra special visit? Try a premium package


Premium Christmas Package

27-28 Nov, 4-5 Dec and 11 Dec-3 Jan

This limited edition Premium Christmas package offers you an exceptional inclusive weekend or peak time visit. For a stress-free day out you’ll enjoy flexi, anytime admission to the Grounds, Premium Parking and a table in the Manor Restaurant at 1pm or 4pm for you to enjoy a Festive Afternoon Tea created by our expert in-house chefs.

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Off-Peak Treat Package

13-26 Nov, 1-3 and 8-10 Dec

Enjoy a festive Off-Peak Treat with this limited edition inclusive package that offers you exceptional value, with up to 10% discount on peak prices. You’ll benefit from flexi, anytime admission to the Grounds, Premium Parking and a table in the Manor Restaurant at 1pm or 4pm for you to enjoy a Festive Afternoon Tea created by our expert in-house chefs.

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Off-Peak Flexi Tickets

13-26 Nov, 1-3 and 8-10 Dec

Avoid the crowds with a festive Off-Peak visit to Waddesdon this Christmas with your family or friends. This limited edition Flexi Ticket package offers you exceptional value along with the flexibility of anytime admission to the Grounds, free parking and tickets for our shuttle bus.

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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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