About Christmas 2023 at Blenheim Palace
There’s always a festive treat at Blenheim Palace
This Christmas, discover a new after-dark illuminated light trail and new exquisitely themed State Rooms at Blenheim Palace. Two great experiences in one unique setting.
Look forward to some time together with family and friends as you discover glittering tunnels of light, dancing lakeside reflections and trees drenched in jewel-like colour.
Explore the palace rooms, each one exquisitely transformed and filled with hidden surprises. It’s a fairy-tale world where we really want a happy-ever-after.
Whether you are going to The Story of Sleeping Beauty in the Palace inside the palace or the Illuminated Light Trail in the great outdoors, let your adventure begin at the Christmas Market in the Great Court.
Your very merriest Christmas starts here.
Discover many designer/maker craft traders, housed in wooden chalets in the Great Court, with a distinctive range of artisan products that will make perfect treats and gifts this Christmas.
Explore the Palace rooms transformed by the retelling of this classic fairy-tale for a new generation, from the Great Hall filled with an enormous glistening Christmas tree to the candle-lit bedchamber where Aurora sleeps, watched over by the Lilac Fairy.
Good to know
Prices for the Blenheim Palace Illuminated Lights Trail and The Story of Sleeping Beauty in the Palace experience depend on whether you’re an Annual Pass Holder (APH) or otherwise, and whether you are visiting during off peak or standard hours.
Illuminated Light Trail:
|Adult Off Peak||£19.50||£18.50|
|Child (3-16 years) Off Peak||£14.50||£13.50|
|Infant (0-2 years) Off Peak||£0.00||£0.00|
|Family Off Peak||£65.00||£61.00|
|Carer Off Peak||£0.00||£0.00|
|Child (3-16 years) Standard||£19.50||£18.50|
|Infant (0-2 years) Standard||£0.00||£0.00|
The Story of Sleeping Beauty in the Palace:
Entry to The Story of Sleeping Beauty in the Palace experience is free for Annual Pass holders.
|Palace, Park & Gardens|
(Includes Free Annual Pass)
|Concessions (Over 65s)||£33.00|
|Young Persons (17-25 years or students with ID)||£29.50|
|Child (3-16 years. Free for under 3s)||£20.00|
|Family (2 Adults & 2 Children)||£90.00|
Annual Pass Holder discounts to the palace do not apply after 4.00pm or on Saturday 09, Saturday 16, Sunday 17, Saturday 23 and Sunday 24 December 2023.
If you don’t have/want an annual pass or if you want to visit after 4.00pm or on any of the following days (Saturday 09, Saturday 16, Sunday 17, Saturday 23 and Sunday 24 December 2023), you will need to purchase one-off tickets, which cost the same as above.
Combined palace and trail tickets:
Combined tickets for the Illuminated Light Trail and The Kingdom of the Snow Queen are available as follows:
|Concessions (Over 65s)||£59.50|
|Child (3-16 years. Free for under 3s)||£39.50|
|Family (2 Adults & 2 Children)||£179.00|
Parking for Christmas at Blenheim Palace events is chargeable at £10.00 and should be pre-booked with your tickets.
You’ll need to reserve your free car parking space if you intend to visit the palace grounds before the Christmas at Blenheim Palace events open at 10.00am. This applies to all visitors and Annual Pass Holders.