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Christmas for Groups

The Manor and grounds come alive for Christmas with new displays and decorations to surprise and delight your group.

Inspired by the tale of Sleeping Beauty, Waddesdon is set to be transformed for a magical festive experience. Enjoy beautifully decorated interiors, new light projections on the Manor façade, a glittering light trail in the gardens and the return of the ever-popular Christmas market.

Group admission and prices 2024

Christmas at Waddesdon runs 15 Nov – 5 Jan (plus Mon 30 & Tues 31 Dec)
(excludes Mon 23 – Thu 26 Dec)

Our group rates apply to groups of 15 or more people.

We recommend shuttle bus tickets if you plan on moving around on site. These are £2pp if bought in advance and £2.50 if bought on the day.

Off-Peak Group Prices

Wed-Fri,  15 Nov – 3 Jan

House and Grounds:

Adult £32
National Trust Adult £15.50


Adult £20
National Trust Adults £11.50

Standard Group Prices

Sat-Sun, 15 Nov – 5 Jan

House and Grounds:

Unfortunately, we are unable to offer House and Grounds group visit on these days.


Adult £24
National Trust Adults £13.50

Book a group visit

To make a booking or if you have any queries, please contact:

Phone: 01296 653285

Unmissable Christmas highlights

Sleeping Beauty Panel by Leon Bakst

Christmas in the House (Off peak visits only)

Taking this magical story as inspiration, the Manor is transformed to bring the much-loved fairytale, Sleeping Beauty to life.

The Manor Exterior Christmas 2023

Manor projections

From dusk, see the Manor’s façade come to life with bespoke projections inspired by the tale of Sleeping Beauty.

Light Trail Waddesdon Christmas 2023

Light trail

Through the grounds see the spectacular landscape transformed into a kaleidoscope of colour, lights and music.


Christmas Fair

Browse the curated artisan stalls with unique and handmade gifts at the Christmas Fair.

Christmas Fair hot food, Christmas at Waddesdon 2020 (c) Waddesdon, A Rothschild House & Gardens

Food Village

Head to the Food Village to pick up delicious festive food and drink to takeaway and enjoy while exploring the grounds.

Five Arrows

Christmas lunch at the Five Arrows

Enjoy a delicious Christmas lunch in the Old Coach House at the Five Arrows Hotel. Please email