Christmas at Blenheim Palace

The perfect Christmas.

The after-dark illuminated trail sparkling in The Great Outdoors

It’s the most wonderful time of the year when over a million lights, lasers and seasonal sounds fill the air with festive fun through the Palace’s picture-perfect gardens. Look forward to some together time with family and friends as you discover glittering tunnels of light, dancing lakeside reflections and trees drenched in jewel-like colour. For a moment of reflection pause at mesmerising flickering flames in the fire garden, gaze up at the larger-than-life illuminations and don’t forget to catch a glimpse of Father Christmas along the way.

Our crew of talented independent street food vendors bring a delicious twist to tasty treats on offer. Have yourself a holly, jolly Christmas and complete your walk under the stars with a *spiced winter warmer or *hot chocolate shared with someone special.

The story of The Nutcracker re-imagined within Britain’s Greatest Palace

New for 2021, explore the Palace rooms, each one exquisitely transformed and filled with hidden surprises – from the toymaker’s workshop on a frosty Christmas Eve; through the glistening Land of Snow and onto the candy-cane Kingdom of Sweets adorned with the sweetest of treats and larger-than-life gingerbread men. It’s a fairy-tale world where nothing is quite as it seems, from a dashing Nutcracker Prince and an army of mice to a Sugar Plum Fairy and a music box with a difference. This fantastical winter wonderland is where the magic really begins….

*separate charges apply

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Event Information

  • Tickets required
    Tickets to be pre-booked through See Tickets
  • Date 19th November 2021 - 3rd January 2022
  • Price No Blenheim Palace discounts apply to tickets, this includes NHS, Blue Light, green travel, partner codes or Tesco vouchers. If donated, tickets for the Nutcracker can be converted to an Annual Pass during your Christmas visit or on the next visit (pass will be valid from date of ticket purchase).
  • Parking Parking for this event is chargeable and should be pre-booked through See Tickets. Applies to all visitors and Annual Pass Holders. See FAQs for further information.

Your very merriest Christmas starts here.

Limited capacity with timed entry. Plan now to secure the date and time of your choice. Book Tickets

Customer Service

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The Christmas Market

Whether you are coming along to The story of The Nutcracker inside the Palace or the Illuminated Trail in the great outdoors, your adventure begins at the Christmas Market in the Great Court.

A taste of the 2021 season

A taste of the 2021 season