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Image shows part of a decorated Christmas tree in the Octagon Room at Basildon Park, with the room's furnishings visible in the background, including a couch and gold-framed portraits against a red wall
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Christmas around Oxfordshire, Buckinghamshire and Berkshire

This article was about Christmas 2023 in Oxfordshire, Buckinghamshire and Berkshire. It was a vintage year with all the candlelit glow and festive sparkle you could wish for. Check back nearer the time for 2024.

Top Christmas days out near Oxfordshire, Buckinghamshire and Berkshire

This article was about planning your 2023 Christmas in Buckinghamshire, Berkshire and Oxfordshire. For something a bit different, meet friends and family at Stowe for a Christmas storybook journey through the enchanting gardens with giant willow bird sculptures, music and pop-up craft workshops. Hughenden is building on its 12 Days of Christmas theme with a series of hand-made tableaux each illustrating a verse of the famous carol. Basildon Park has a Wind in the Willows theme and Greys Court is all cosy nostalgia and candlelight. Waddesdon is going to be more spectacular than ever, and reopening at Christmas for the first time in several years is Nuffield Place and Claydon. Also, don't miss Chastleton's glorious trip down memory lane with its 60s Christmas, reflecting the heyday of the Clutton-Brocks, the lively last owners of the house.

The Dining Room decorated for Christmas at Hughenden

The 12 Days of Christmas at Hughenden 

Enchanting scenes from the famous carol ‘The 12 days of Christmas’ come to life at Hughenden. See swans a-swimming on a cascade of baubles in the garden and giant gold rings framing the entrance to the twinkling decorated manor.

Visitors enjoying the Christmas trees in the Octagon Room

Christmas at Basildon Park 

Embark on a whimsical Christmas adventure at Basildon Park, where the enchanting world of Kenneth Grahame's 'The Wind in the Willows' comes to life!

A decorated Christmas tree at Chastleon House, West Oxfordshire

A 1960s Christmas at Chastleton 

Enjoy the nostalgia of a 1960s-style country Christmas, reminiscent of the chaotic yet cosy parties hosted by last owners Barbara and Alan Clutton-Brock.

Presents wrapped in gold paper with red ribbon underneath a decorated Christmas tree, alongside old fashioned toboggan

Christmas at Greys Court 

Greys Court has a warm and cosy, gingerbread-scented Christmas. Wreaths and fairy lights twinkle in the garden and the stableyard is decorated with Christmas trees for the first time

View towards the Gothic Temple and Palladian Bridge with snow on the ground in December at Stowe, Buckinghamshire

Christmas at Stowe 

Join us at Stowe this Christmas to make memories as you reconnect with family and friends at festive events and activities.

A nutcracker stands in the foreground with a Christmas tree out of focus twinkling in the background.

Christmas at The Vyne 

This article was about Christmas at The Vyne in 2023, stay tuned for more updates coming later in the year about Christmas 2024.

Cliveden in Buckinghamshire in winter, with snow on the ground in front of the house

Christmas at Cliveden 

The Astor family spent many happy Christmases at Cliveden, playing games and walking off all the festive food. This year, inspired by their sense of fun, there's a Christmas trail around the garden to get little legs active, little minds working and everyone in a festive mood. And if you want to escape all things Christmas, there's plenty of space at Cliveden in the 400 acres of garden, woodland and riverside for reviving winter walks.

Christmas decorations including candles, potions, witches hat and Christmas lights on table in room at Canons Ashby Northamptonshire

Christmas at Canons Ashby 

For Christmas 2023, we invited you to experience a magical Christmas visit with festive decorations inspired by Arthurian wizards, knights and dragons. The festive decorations were drawn from the pages of Arthurian legend, which sparked the imaginations of Dryden family writers hundreds of years ago. The Christmas offer has now finished, please check back here nearer the time to see what's in store for Christmas 2024.

Images shows visitors through a doorway exploring the house at Stourhead, with a Christmas tree and lights visible in the foreground out of focus

Christmas candlelight tours at Claydon 

Book on an exclusive candlelight tour and discover intriguing stories from 400 years of Verney family fortunes including associations with a swindling stonemason and ‘The lady with the lamp.’ Once you have completed your tour, there will be an opportunity to browse our beautifully decorated Second Hand Bookshop. Tours will run at 11:00 and 13:30 every Saturday and Sunday from 25th November to 17th December.

Detail of a Christmas tree, decorated with baubles and dried oranges

'Driving home for Christmas' at Nuffield Place 

During December, Nuffield Place will reopen its doors to beautifully decorated trees, garlands, and fairy lights - and lots of car inspired decorations!. Visit us for a special Christmas opening weekends in December and then Wednesday 20 to Saturday 23, and Wednesday 27 to Sunday 31 December. Explore the Christmas decorations and house at your own pace with Nuffield's knowledgeable guides throughout the house to share its stories along the way.

Track through gates at Bradenham Estate during the summer

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