Christmas in Oxfordshire

This year around Oxfordshire you can stock up on gifts at our Christmas markets and shops, follow Stowe's landscape advent calendar trail, enjoy Waddesdon's Christmas market and light spectacle or revel in the cosy domesticity of Greys Court's Swiss family Christmas.

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.

Close up of a Christmas cake in the kitchen pantry at Greys Court

Greys Court 

Discover more about what is on offer in the house this festive season, including the star pieces in the collection that will be on display, and the Christmas traditions we will be celebrating.

The Temple of Ancient Virtue at Stowe, dressed for Christmas


Enjoy a relaxed season of homemade and traditional events. With an advent calendar 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.

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. Sat 16 Nov - Sun 5 Jan, Wed-Sun, 11am-6pm.

Decorated Christmas tree in the Octagon Room at Basildon Park

Basildon Park 

Join us to discover Christmas at Basildon Park in our new sumptuous display.

Dining room table at Christmas in crystal and silver

Upton House 

Join us at Upton to discover hints and tips for hosting a most desirable Christmas. Celebrating the traditions of card writing, present giving and festive family games, with a modern Art Deco decorating scheme for a dining table sparking in crystal and silver.