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 light spectacle or revel in the cosy domesticity of Greys Court's Brunner 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 some special memories from Sir Hugo, the youngest of the Brunner boys, about what their family Christmases were like at Greys Court.

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.

Dining room table at Christmas in crystal and silver

Upton House 

House open until 18 December. Follow the story of Upton, the Made-to-Measure home at Christmas. Through the pages of a 1920s home and garden magazine, see hints and tips for hosting a most desirable Christmas. Celebrating the traditions of card writing, giving presents and festive family games, with modern Art Deco decorating scheme for a dining table sparking in crystal and silver.