House lit for Christmas 2016

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Christmas 2016

Christmas is always a special time at Waddesdon and this year is no exception. Look out for the iced gingerbread model of the Manor created by The Biscuiteers, light shows from dusk and new Wigwam cafe. Note our Christmas Fair is now closed.

Christmas 2017

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For details of Christmas at Waddesdon 2017 please see:

Christmas 2017

Unmissable events

Visiting tips:

  • wrap up warmly
  • the Powerhouse near the main Manor Shop kiosk offers a warm place to sit and snack
  • if possible bring a torch as some paths have limited lighting, especially if you want to walk back to the car park at dusk to avoid waiting for the shuttle bus. The path is part-lit and can be muddy in places, it takes about 15 minutes to walk
  • make a note of where you park – at busy weekend times we are using ‘overflow’ car parking

Somewhere warm to sit and snack

young mother and baby

The Powerhouse is a heated indoor space you can take hot drinks and sit inside, feed a young baby or get children out of the cold. Opposite the Manor shop courtyard. Open 11am-6pm.

See our Christmas map

Gloved hands clasp steaming hot chocolate

Our Christmas map

Discover Christmas locations in the grounds. With Field of Light in the Aviary Glade, the Wigwam Café by the Woodland Playground and our [email protected] pop-up shop down at the Stables.

Download Christmas map 2016 PDF (2mb)


Christmas activities

We have lots of activities for all ages and tastes including wreath making, Christmas crafts for the kids, late-night shopping for National Trust members and more.

See all our Christmas activities


Party the night away

Waddesdon Manor offers a unique atmosphere at Christmas time and the perfect venue for your party, with both the Dairy and Five Arrows Hotel offering Christmas party packages.

More about Christmas parties