Christmas in Oxfordshire

We're very excited to announce that Chastleton is open for three special festive weekends this Christmas.

Around Oxfordshire you can also stock up on gifts at our Christmas markets and shops, follow Stowe's 12 days of Christmas in the landscape trail, enjoy Waddesdon's Christmas market, house and illuminations spectacle or revel in the cosy domesticity of Greys Court's 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.

The Christmas Tree in the Great Hall at Chastleton

Christmas at Chastleton House

Experience a Victorian Christmas at Chastleton in Oxfordshire this year. We're open for three very special weekends during the festive season.

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


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.

Father Christmas' coat left in the Breakfast Room, Waddeson Manor


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.

Decorated Christmas tree in the Octagon Room at Basildon Park

Basildon Park 

Basildon Park always goes full-on glamour at Christmas time and this year will be no exception. Victorian traditions are being celebrated this year with huge, sumptuously decorated trees, twinkling fairy lights and lavish house displays.

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.