Winter Light at Waddesdon

Follow Waddesdon's Winter Light trail around the Pleasure Grounds, catch a light projection show, and see beautifully festive Christmas trees. Sat 16 Nov - Sun 5 Jan, Wed-Sun, 11am-6pm.

Important update: Christmas at Waddesdon

All Grounds & House tickets are SOLD OUT for Sat 14 & Sun 15 Dec 2019. Please only make the journey if you have pre-booked tickets.

-car park opens at 11am, please allow extra time for arrival as it's taking longer than usual to
 park.
-due to the recent rain some parking areas are too muddy to use, so over Christmas
 weekends we are having to limit the number of cars. We are constantly reviewing this.
-for remaining Christmas weekends, ALL visitors will need to book their Grounds tickets in
 advance. This includes National Trust members - who can book for free online.
-whenever you come this Christmas, please wear suitable sturdy and waterproof footwear as
 there are some unavoidably muddy areas.

House Displays

Displays in the House this year explore Waddesdon’s connection to the world of music with a festive twist, from traditional Christmas carols to Christmas No.1s. The gardens once again will be dressed for Christmas, accented with Christmas trees and festive lighting.

There will be a huge array of displays and activities to get you into the festive spirit throughout the day and from dusk our Winter Light programme will be particularly dazzling.

See the Manor awash with light and colour
Outdoor Christmas light at Waddesdon Manor in Buckinghamshire
See the Manor awash with light and colour

Manor Illuminations

From dusk-6pm, Wed-Sun, 16 Nov - 5 Jan 2020

Watch as the Manor's facade is brought to life as coloured light splays across the architecture highlighting Waddesdon's distinctive decorative features. This year enjoy two unique shows set to festive music.

Wander through our playful light trail around the Aviary gardens this Christmas
Aviary tunnel of light at Waddesdon Manor, Buckinghamshire
Wander through our playful light trail around the Aviary gardens this Christmas

Winter Light trail

From dusk-6pm, Wed-Sun, 16 Nov - 5 Jan 2020

The whole family will enjoy following our illuminated light trail around the Pleasure Grounds. See the trees and bushes lit up with a rainbow of colours. Walk through a brightly sparkling archway and see glitter balls and wine bottles hanging from branches.

Step inside the Coach House gallery this Christmas
Christmas at Waddesdon, a National Trust property in Buckinghamshire
Step inside the Coach House gallery this Christmas

Light in motion

11am-6pm, Wed-Sun, 16 Nov - 5 Jan 2020

Arrive at the Stables and walk through the Coach House where you’ll see an amazing light installation. As you wander through, dozens of orbs of light will rise and fall from the floor to the ceiling, set to a soundscape. The illuminated kinetic orbs will change in time to the audio setting.

Illuminated Woodland Trail

From dusk-6pm, Wed-Sun, 16 Nov - 5 Jan 2020

Follow an illuminated trail down our woodland walk, featuring lightbox artwork inspired by Christmas carols created by local schools and a specially commissioned artwork by light artist Anna Whetstone.

Lafite, a contemporary sculpture by artist Joana Vasconcelos
Contemporary sculpture 'Lafite' by artist Joana Vasconcelos at Waddesdon Manor
Lafite, a contemporary sculpture by artist Joana Vasconcelos

Lafite by Joana Vasconcelos

From dusk-6pm, Wed-Sun, 16 Nov - 5 Jan 2020

See this pair of giant candlesticks made of Chateau Lafite Rothschild wine bottles illuminated.

Discover all our Winter lights >

Kids running at Christmas at Waddesdon Manor

Get the family together this Christmas at Waddesdon 

Create treasured memories by attending a family event or just soak up the magic of Christmas at Waddesdon in Buckinghamshire.