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

12 November - 4 January

Our East and Bachelors' Wings in the house are decorated for the theme Lights and Legends - decorations reflecting 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.

The East and Bachelors' Wings will be open late until 7pm every Friday, Saturday and Sunday from 28 November.

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

12 November - 4 January

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

12 November - 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.

Christmas Fair

Wooden chalets lit up © Robert Malcolm

Our spectacular fair will, for the first time this year, be held on the magnificent South Terrace of the Manor. Browse around 55 hand selected stalls and pick up gifts, decorations and festive food. The stalls will be housed in charming wooden chalets with the fair taking place over two weekends, staying open until 7pm on certain evenings.

Christmas Shop

Purchase stocking fillers or vintage gifts from our Christmas shop © National Trust, Waddesdon Manor

Purchase stocking fillers or vintage gifts from our Christmas shop

In the Coach House from 19 November, our Christmas shop will stock stunning individual vintage pieces, unique gifts handmade by local artists and inexpensive stocking fillers. Be inspired by our festive decorations, styled by a leading London designer.

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

From 19 November, 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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