Christmas

East and Bachelors' Wings

The Billiard Room dressed for Diwali, part of our Lights and Legends theme © Mike Fear

The Billiard Room dressed for Diwali, part of our Lights and Legends theme

Wednesday to Sunday until 4 January

Our East and Bachelors' Wings are decorated with the theme Lights and Legends - decorations reflect myths, stories and rituals from around the world, some traditional, some contemporary and some exotic but all celebrating light at this festive time of year.

House tickets must be pre-booked.

Winter Light

Bruce Munro, Field of Light at Waddesdon Manor, UK, 2014 © Ben.A Purchnie/Getty Images for Waddesdon

Bruce Munro, Field of Light at Waddesdon Manor, UK, 2014

Wednesday to Sunday until 4 Jaunary

2014 sees the second appearance of our three-year artist residency Winter Light at Waddesdon: Bruce Munro. A trail of six captivating light installations will appear in the gardens over the winter season for you to explore.

The gardens will be open later until 7pm every Friday, Saturday and Sunday from 28 November, to showcase the installations when the light begins to fade.

Christmas catering

Enjoy delicious homemade pastries in our afternoon tea © Pascale Cumberbatch

Enjoy delicious homemade pastries in our afternoon tea

Wednesday to Sunday until 4 January

As well as traditional turkey lunches, Christmas puddings and mince pies, enjoy special afternoon teas this Christmas, inspired by the theme Lights and Legends in the house and Bruce Munro's Winter Light trail in the gardens.

Delicious dainty sandwiches coupled with a selection of mouth watering homemade pastries.

Lantern making

Make your very own lantern to take around the Bruce Munro trail © Derek Pelling

Make your own paper Winter Light Lantern in our Alpine hut at the Stables, to then take around the Bruce Munro Trail. open 10am - 5pm and until 7pm at weekends. £3 per lantern, LED lights provided.

Later openings

Bruce Munro, Beacon at Waddesdon Manor, UK, 2014  © Ben.A Purchnie/Getty Images for Waddesdon

Bruce Munro, Beacon at Waddesdon Manor, UK, 2014

Join us after dark at weekends until 4th January to see the spectacular Winter Light Trail at it's best, the House will also stay open late (tickets must be pre-booked)

Work with us

Choose from a range of roles this festive season

Are you looking for casual work over the festive season? We have a number of vacancies available in retail, catering and hospitality, if you are interested in joining our busy team, email your CV and a covering letter to bonnie.bennett@nationaltrust.org.uk

Huskies

Hug a husky at Waddesdon this Christmas

The husky dogs return this year on our later night opening evenings from 28 November to 4 January. Meet the child-friendly dogs, have your picture taken with them and learn more about the Siberian Husky Welfare Association.

Letter writing

Write a letter to Father Christmas then post it in our postbox

Until 31 December, write a letter to Father Christmas in our workshop at the Stables, design and make your own as colourful as possible, then pop it in the postbox. Take a seat in our Christmas sleigh with toy reindeer and get some souvenior snaps of your day.

Stay with us

Enjoy a luxury nights stay at the Five Arrows Hotel

Enjoy a luxury nights stay at the Five Arrows Hotel

Enjoy the spectacular Winter Light: Bruce Munro installations in the Gardens at the Manor as the light begins to fade, then relax at the Five Arrows Hotel with a delicious dinner and overnight stay.  

Online wine shop

Treat a friend to a luxury selection of wine this Christmas. Browse online through our extensive selection of both Rothschild and guest wines, port and Champagne and arrange for delivery straight to your door. Alternatively pop in to our Wine Shop at the Manor.

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