Christmas in Buckinghamshire

This year in Buckinghamshire you can stock up on gifts at our Christmas markets and shops, follow Stowe's 12 days of Christmas trail, discover a make-do-and-mend' 1940s Christmas at Hughenden or enjoy Waddesdon's much anticipated Christmas market, house decorations and illuminations spectacle.

We have all the traditions of carols, decorated houses and seasonal treats to enjoy and every time you visit you're helping to look after these special places.

The Temple of Ancient Virtue at Stowe, dressed for Christmas


Wow what a great Christmas we enjoyed in 2019. Please come back to this article in autumn 2020 to see what we have planned for next Christmas. Enjoy a relaxed season of homemade and traditional events. With a new 12 days of Christmas map with big displays in the landscape, crisp winter walks, Christmas meals, carols and a festive shopping season to choose from, there's an opportunity to escape the twenty-first century world.

Hughenden Christmas


This year, Hughenden is set for a traditional 1940s Christmas with handmade decorations, real trees and sparkling lights inspired by the make-do-and-mend world of wartime Britain.

Decorated Christmas tree at Ashridge, Herts


The 2019 festive season at Ashridge is filled with fun for all the family. Whether you come along for one of our exciting Christmas events or for a wintery Christmas walk, there’s plenty to get you feeling the spirit of the season here on the estate.

Christmas at Waddesdon, a National Trust property in Buckinghamshire


At Waddesdon in Buckinghamshire, this Christmas the grounds will come to life with a dazzling light trail through the gardens combining colour, sound and movement and from dusk the Manor's façade will be bathed in light. Enter a light installation in the Coach House at the Stables and tuck into delicious festive food. Fri 27 Dec - Sun 5 Jan, Wed-Sun, 11am-6pm.

christmas trail cliveden


Be charmed by Cliveden this festive season. Whether you’d like to relive old traditions, such as ambling around on your favourite winter walk, or create new ones, such as exploring this year’s Christmas Trail, Cliveden estate has 376 acres of festive joy.

A festive wreath on the door and warm glow through a window.

Christmas through the ages at Canons Ashby

Join in the festivities of five centuries of Christmas, from the Tudors to the 20th century.