Winter Light at Waddesdon

See Waddesdon's gardens illuminated with light trails, a light projection show and festive Christmas trees. Sat 16 Nov - Sun 5 Jan, Wed-Sun, 11am-6pm.

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

Aviary garden light trail

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

The whole family will enjoy following our illuminated light trail. See the trees and bushes lit up with a rainbow of colours. Walk through a brightly sparkling portal 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.

Discover two giant baubles at the Stables this Christmas
Christmas at Waddesdon, a National Trust property in Buckinghamshire
Discover two giant baubles at the Stables this Christmas

Baubles at the Stables

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

In the Stables courtyard, two giant LED baubles will add some sparkle and provide a great photo opportunity. Step inside these dazzling baubles to capture a special festive experience.

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

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.

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.