This Christmas at Blenheim Palace there will be a new trail and a new exquisitely themed Palace interior, plan now to secure the date and time of your choice.
Firmly positioned as one of the highlights of the UK festive calendar, wander the Palace’s picture-perfect gardens filled with Christmas cheer as over a million lights and seasonal sounds fill the air. Look forward to some time together 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, larger-than-life illuminations and don’t forget to glimpse Father Christmas along the way.
Our crew of talented independent street food vendors bring a delicious twist to tempting treats on offer. To make it perfectly festive, complete your walk under the stars with a *spiced winter warmer or *hot chocolate shared with someone special.
New for 2022, explore the Palace rooms, each one exquisitely transformed and filled with hidden surprises - discover the glistening Land of Snowflakes filled with a silvery frost-covered forest and venture into the wintery Kingdom of Ice adorned with larger-than-life shimmering crystals. It’s a fairy-tale world where we really want a happy-ever-after. Will the ice-cold Snow Queen ever change her ways? Perhaps the kind reindeer will save the day and help reunite the two young friends. This fantastical winter wonderland is where the magic really begins….
Entry to The Kingdom of the Snow Queen in the Palace is free to Annual and Privilege Pass holders until 15.45, who must book a timed entry slot on arrival at the box office outside the Palace. Parking charges apply to all visitors after 10.00am.
The Christmas Market will be returning in 2022, with many designer/maker craft traders who will be housed in wooden chalets in the Great Court. Their distinctive range of artisan products will make perfect treats and gifts this Christmas.
The Christmas Market will be open at 10.30 each day between 18th November – 18th December 2022 with the exception of 5th December which will open at 11.30. On nights the illuminated trail is taking place, the market will close at 20.30 and on non-illuminated trail nights, the market will close at 17.30.
Our magical Ice Kingdom Themed Afternoon Tea will run between 18th November 2022 - 2nd January 2023 at the Orangery. Afternoon tea can be added at the end of the Christmas booking process, you will be required to have a valid Christmas at Blenheim Palace ticket to experience the Afternoon Tea.
Limited capacity with timed entry. Plan now to secure the date and time of your choice.
If donated, tickets for the Kingdom of the Snow Queen 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).
*separate charges apply