Christmas at Blenheim Palace
Blenheim Palace is throwing open its doors and welcoming visitors
to enjoy the Palace dressed for Christmas.
From 12th November to 11th December, Wednesday to Sunday, the
Palace and its courtyards will be transformed into a winter
wonderland, offering visitors a truly magical experience.
Estate-grown Christmas trees will greet visitors as they stroll
through the Great Courtyards. And inside, glowing fires will
provide a warm welcome to this unique Palace.
Opulent decorations will adorn the Great Hall and Long Library
adding to the traditional festive atmosphere. Beautiful green
and gold garlands will be draped throughout the minstrels'
gallery and over the magnificent mantelpieces, and miniature
Christmas trees will continue the green and gold theme throughout
Christmas wreaths will add a touch of festive humour to
Blenheim's stunning statues in the Great Hall and Long Library,
whilst some rather unusual decorations will provide a fun
'twelve days of Christmas' theme for children to enjoy.
In the Saloon, visitors can see the Marlborough family's
traditional Christmas table, which will be adorned with sparkling
silverware, beautiful crystal, flowers, ribbons and baubles,
complimented by a surprise festive centrepiece.
A traditional nativity scene will be set in the chapel and at
weekends, carol singers, organists and brass bands will bring the
spirit of Christmas to life at the Palace at the weekends. The
celebrations will include performances from the Brazenose College
Choir, Witney Town Band, Sue Douglas Child Musicians and Neil
Watson Brass Band.
Palace tours run throughout the day and visit the Chuchill
exhibition which includes the room where the man himself was
born. "Churchills' Destiny -- The Story of Two Great War Leaders"
exhibition, based in the stables, will remain open until December
Blenheim's own unique shops provide an array of beautiful
Christmas gifts and home grown food such as Blenheim Water,
Blenheim Honey and a specially selected range of champagne, wines
and liqueurs. The combination of books, handcrafts, toiletries
and luxurious arts and crafts, inspired by the beautiful Palace
and Grounds, make shopping a delight. Decorations reflecting
those in the Palace will be on sale, along with all that one
might need to celebrate the festive season in style.
From early December, visitors will also be able to buy freshly
harvested, home grown Christmas trees from the huge selection
grown every year on the estate.
John Hoy Chief Executive of Blenheim Palace said, "Christmas at
Blenheim last year was superb. We had a fantastic response from
our visitors and this year we have once again decided to extend
our season to recreate the magic."
|Palace, Park and Gardens
|Park and Gardens
|Park only (from 12 Dec)
- Admission to Living Crafts for Christmas includes access to the beautiful park
and famous gardens
- Child age 5-16. Under 5's free
- Family ticket applies to 2 adults and 2 children
- Student admission costs are the same as senior citizens
- All prices include VAT at 17.5%
- Advance tickets are non-refundable.