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.

View of the Christmas Tree in the drawing room in the Greys Court house from the piano

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 lavish Swiss 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.

Waddesdon Manor North Front beautifully lit for Christmas, Waddesdon, Buckinghamshire


At Waddesdon in Buckinghamshire, we're having a Christmas Carnival. The grounds will come to life with a dazzling light trail through the gardens combining colour, sound and movement, 3D light projections by the Guildhall School and from dusk the Manor's façade will be bathed in light.

Decorated Christmas tree in the Octagon Room at Basildon Park

Basildon Park 

We're celebrating Basildon Park turning 40 in the National Trust, and discover Christmases from Basildon Park's past 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.