Christmas at Waddesdon Manor
Christmas at Waddesdon is back with magical lights and the gardens aglow. Join us for festive fun with our enchanting outdoor extravaganza that will brighten the end of your year.
With the uncertainty over changes to the rules in the coming days, we advise all visitors to check our dedicated web page for the latest information about your visit over the festive season. Check here >
Plan your festive day out with family and friends. All tickets must be booked in advance, including for National Trust members.
As twilight falls see the gardens sparkle even more brightly with spectacular light displays bringing our extraordinary landscape to life.
The Winter Light trail will transform the Pleasure Grounds with dramatic colour and playful installations. Stroll under the stars beneath magically illuminated tree canopies transformed by moving light. See the Manor’s facade bathed in light set to music .
Open Sat 13 Nov - Thur 23 Dec 2021, 12-7pm (inc Mon 20 & Tue 21 Dec).
Mon 27 Dec - Mon 3 Jan 2022, 2-9pm (inc Tue 28 Dec).
Christmas Grounds admission – Off-Peak: 13-26 Nov, 1-3 and 8-10 Dec
• £17 Adult, £8.50 Child,
• National Trust: £5 Adult, £2.50 Child
Christmas Grounds admission – Peak: 27-28 Nov, 4-5 and 11 Dec – 3 Jan
• £19.50 Adult, £9.75 Child,
• National Trust: £7.50 Adult, £3.75 Child
Grounds tickets must be booked in advance, including National Trust members. The House and Cellars will not be open this Christmas due to social distancing.
Your Grounds admission ticket for Christmas at Waddesdon includes access to:
- Christmas Fair (13 Nov - 23 Dec)
- Winter Light trail
- Manor illuminations
- Illuminated River: bridges, boats and beyond trail
- Exhibition in the Coach House
Winter Light will continue in the grounds Thur-Sun from 6-23 Jan 2022.
Unmissable Christmas highlights
Winter light trail
From dusk, follow the illuminated light trail and see trees and shrubs lit up in a rainbow of colours. Look out for the rose garden glowing with flowers, giant dandelions and walk through a portal of light.
As the sun goes down, watch the spectacle of the Manor's facade illuminated with dancing lights set to sequenced music.
Illuminated River: Bridges, Boats and Beyond trail
Walk down Miss Alice's Drive, from the Woodland Cafe to the Stables to see a display of lanterns and boats decorated by local schoolchildren on a theme of journeys, and our annual schools lightbox competition.
Soak up the sights, smells and sounds of Christmas with hand-selected exhibitors all in charming wooden chalets. Find a great selection of unusual Christmas gifts and festive foods. 13 Nov - 23 Dec 2021 (inc Mon 20 & Tue 21 Dec), Wed-Sun, 12noon-7pm.
Create treasured memories by attending a family event or just soak up the magic of Christmas at Waddesdon in Buckinghamshire.
Make a date with friends over hot chocolate, indulge in an afternoon tea in the Manor Restaurant or tuck into a tasty treat from the Woodland Takeaway this Christmas. Join us at Waddesdon in Buckinghamshire for some seasonal fare.
Want something to make your Christmas special? Browse the Manor shop where you can find that perfect gift or decoration to take home with you. Alternatively, indulge in the ultimate festive retail therapy with our Christmas Fair set against the enchanting backdrop of the floodlit Manor.
Explore the beautiful grounds and beyond at Waddesdon this winter from 6 January. Wrap up warm and burn off some of those festive calories.