Winter Light at Waddesdon

Following the Government announcement on 4 Jan 2021, the light trails and interactive features we had hoped to keep open throughout January, must now unfortunately close.

Now in Tier 4, Christmas at Waddesdon, Winter Light evenings and dinners in January have been cancelled. Those with booked tickets will be contacted by SeeTickets about their refunds in the next few days. Thank you for your support and patience.

We will be opening Waddesdon’s Grounds to give you an opportunity for local exercise in the fresh air from 6 January.

To add a touch of sparkle to your visit, during January visitors may also enjoy the When You Wish Upon A Star trail down Miss Alice’s Drive, and the Giant Pea-light Baubles at the Stables throughout the day. From dusk, our Winter Light trail and Manor façade illuminations will brighten up your visit. There are no separate timed admissions for the Winter Light trail – please respect other visitors by maintaining social distance.

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.

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

As the sun goes down, watch the spectacle of the Manor's facade illuminated with dancing lights set to sequenced music. 

Walk through the sparkling tree trunks on the Winter Light trail
Winter Light trail with illuminated tree trunks
Walk through the sparkling tree trunks on the Winter Light trail

Winter Light trail

As twilight falls, follow the Winter Light trail around the Pleasure Grounds and see trees and shrubs lit up in a rainbow of colours and different installations throughout the walk.

Step inside a giant LED bauble and capture the perfect festive moment.
See two giant LED baubles at Waddesdon Manor in Buckinghamshire
Step inside a giant LED bauble and capture the perfect festive moment.

Giant baubles at the Stables

Step inside giant twinkling LED baubles and capture a special festive moment. The perfect photo oppotunity to share and remember.

See illuminated artwork by local schools down the woodland walk
Illuminated woodland walk at Waddesdon Manor, a National Trust property in Buckinghamshire
See illuminated artwork by local schools down the woodland walk
 

When you wish upon a star trail

Walk down Miss Alice's Drive, from the Woodland Cafe to the Stables to see a display of lanterns and stars decorated by local schoolchildren on a theme of hope, and our annual schools lightbox competition.

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

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