Blenheim Palace Illuminated Christmas Lights Trail 2023


17 November 2023

02 January 2024
Blenheim Palace, Woodstock
Blenheim Park
OX20 1PP

17 November 2023 to 02 January 2024

Blenheim Park
Woodstock, Oxfordshire OX20 1PP
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Blenheim Palace Illuminated Christmas Lights Trail
Blenheim Palace Illuminated Christmas Lights Trail

About the Blenheim Palace Illuminated Christmas Lights Trail 2023

The after-dark illuminated trail sparkling in The Great Outdoors

Firmly positioned as one of the highlights of the festive calendar, wander in the picture-perfect gardens of Blenheim Palace, filled with Christmas cheer as over a million lights and seasonal sounds fill the air.

This after-dark trail has everything you need for some unforgettable time with friends and family, including a glimpse of Father Christmas and trees drenched in jewel-like colour.

Discover heart-shaped arches glittering in the moonlight, glowing tunnels filled with stars and an 8-metre sphere filled with over 20,000 moving LEDs, just some of the new displays to see this year.

You will also see the return of the ever-popular dancing reflections in the colourful Cascades and magical Lakeside walk.

For a moment of reflection pause at mesmerising flickering flames in the fire garden, gaze up at the larger-than-life illuminations and don’t forget to catch a glimpse of Father Christmas along the way.

Grab a perfectly festive bite to eat in the East Courtyard as hand-picked talented independent street food vendors bring an indulgent twist to the tempting treats on offer. Complete your walk under the stars with a spiced winter warmer, hot chocolate or toasted marshmallow* and share it with someone special.

*separate charges apply


Good to know

The Blenheim Palace Illuminated Christmas Lights Trail takes up to 1 hour 30 minutes to complete.

Last entry onto the trail is 8.45pm on all dates except for Saturday 24, Monday 26 and Saturday 31 December when it is 7.15pm.

Prices for the Illuminated Light Trail depends on whether you visit during a peak time or an off-peak time.

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.

Please note that if you are purchasing Annual Pass Holder tickets, you must have a pass that is valid at the time of your Christmas visit, not just valid at the time of booking.

You’ll need to reserve your car parking space if you intend to visit the grounds before Christmas at Blenheim Palace opens at 10.00am.

Only guide dogs and registered assistance dogs are allowed within the palace or on the Illuminated Trail.

Any Annual Pass promotions and offers from Blenheim Palace are excluded from the purchase of Annual Pass tickets for Christmas 2023.

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