Escape the bustle of the high street and soak up the festive atmosphere of the Christmas market set against the magnificent backdrop of Blenheim Palace.
With many designer/maker craft traders housed within wooden chalets in the Great Court, the market is filled with a distinctive range of artisan ceramics, textiles, homewares, leather goods, jewellery, toys, stationery, bags, hats, and so much more.
Whether you are coming along to The Story of Sleeping Beauty in the Palace experience inside the palace or the Illuminated Trail in the great outdoors, your adventure begins at the Christmas Market in the Great Court.
It’s free to enter with a pre-booked ticket, wander through the boutique chalets filled with an assortment of hand-picked, hand-made, irresistible gifts and tempting treats for foodies – it’s the perfect place to begin your shopping for treats and gifts this Christmas.
Annual Pass, Palace, Park & Gardens or Park & Gardens
The Story of Sleeping Beauty in the Palace
If you wish to visit the Christmas Market only, and do not require a parking pass, you are welcome to enter the market free of charge.
If you are coming for the Market only and need a car parking space, you’ll need to book one by selecting either Annual Pass Holder or Standard Admission on the landing page of the booking process and then selecting the ‘Christmas Market Parking (10.00am – 4.00pm) option.
The market takes place outdoors, so please ensure you have sufficient warm and waterproof clothing.
Dogs are allowed access to the Christmas Market but not within the Palace or on the illuminated trail. Only guide dogs and registered assistance dogs are allowed within the Palace or on the Illuminated Trail.
If you have purchased tickets to The Kingdom of the Snow Queen experience or the Illuminated Trail, you are welcome to visit the Christmas market before or after your booked time slot for the Palace or Trail, but please be mindful of the closing times of the market.
The Market will take place in the Great Courtyard which is fully accessible, but please note there are traditional cobbles on the ground in the Courtyard.
There will be a number of seasonal food and drink chalets serving hot, hand-held food, catering also for younger visitors and certain dietary needs. Hot drinks will also be on offer.
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