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Christmas 2019 at Waddesdon Manor

16 November 2019 - 5 January 2020

Christmas 2019 at Waddesdon Manor
Christmas 2019 at Waddesdon Manor

About Christmas 2019 at Waddesdon Manor

Enjoy Christmas 2019 at Waddesdon Manor!

This year, displays in the House will explore Waddesdon’s connection to the world of music with a festive twist, from traditional Christmas carols to Christmas hits. Outside, witness the gardens illuminated with sparkling lights and colour.

Bring the family and share a festive day out gazing at the decorated house, indulging in celebratory foods and shopping for gifts.

From dusk, the grounds will come to life with a light trail around the Aviary that playfully combines colour, sound and movement. The Manor’s facade will also be bathed in light with two unique shows.

Unmissable festive highlights

Christmas 2019 at Waddesdon Manor - Decorated rooms, East Wing & Bachelors' Wing

Decorated rooms, East Wing & Bachelors' Wing

This year the House decorations have taken inspiration from traditional carols to contemporary Christmas songs, from The Holly and the Ivy to Irving Berlin and a cascade of vinyl Christmas hits. You’ll find dazzling decorations and trees sparkling with lights.

Good to know: Timed tickets and advance booking essential for all visitors including NT members. Some rooms beautifully decorated, the rest of the house is ‘put to bed’ for conservation and cleaning.

Open 11:30 am to 6:00 pm, until 05 January 2020
Christmas 2019 at Waddesdon Manor - Light in Motion - Light Installation

Light in motion

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.

Open 11:00 am to 6:00 pm, until 05 January 2020

Aviary garden light trail

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.

Open from dusk to 6:00 pm, Wednesday to Sunday until 5 Jan 2020
Christmas 2019 at Waddesdon Manor - Christmas Fair

Christmas Fair

Soak up the sights, smells and sounds of Christmas with our hand-selected exhibitors all housed in charming wooden chalets.
Find out more about the Christmas Fair >

Wednesdays to Sundays from 11:00 am to 6:00 pm, until 22 Dec 2019
Christmas 2019 at Waddesdon Manor - Manor illuminations

Manor illuminations

As daylight fades to dusk, the Manor’s facade will come to life as coloured light splay across the architecture highlighting Waddesdon’s distinctive decorative features. This year enjoy two unique shows set to festive music.

Wednesdays to Sundays from dusk to 6:00 pm, until 05 January 2020
Christmas 2019 at Waddesdon Manor - Baubles at the Stables

Baubles at the Stables

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.

Wednesdays to Sundays from 11:00 am to 6:00 pm, until 05 January 2020

Family fun

Christmas 2019 at Waddesdon Manor - Letters to Father

Letters to Father Christmas

Join us at the Stables to write your letter and Christmas list to Father Christmas. Pop it in the special letterbox and we’ll make sure it gets delivered. You may even get a reply.
£1 per letter, cash on the day

Weekends only from 11:00 am to 6:00 pm, until Sunday 22 December 2019
Christmas 2019 at Waddesdon Manor - Lantern Making

Lantern Making

Get creative in the Coach House at the Stables. Make your very own lantern to hang on your Christmas tree. Pre-packaged lantern-making kits will be available to buy and take home. Spaces are limited, £4 per child.

Weekends only from 11:00 am to 6:00 pm, until Sunday 22 December 2019
Christmas 2019 at Waddesdon Manor - Christmas lantern display

I Saw Three Ships by light artist Anna Whetstone

Take a musical meander through the archway at the start of the woodland walk. Inspired by the Sévres porcelain ship vases in the House. You’ll see our Christmas lantern display. Each one made by local schools. Vote for your favourite.

Wednesdays to Sundays from 11:00 am to 6:00 pm, until 05 January 2020
Christmas 2019 at Waddesdon Manor - Woodland Trail

Woodland Trail

Take a wander down Miss Alice’s Drive to see the beautiful Christmas carol-themed artwork and decorated lanterns created by local schools and see how many of these creations you recognise.

Wednesdays to Sundays from 11:00 am to 6:00 pm, until 05 January 2020
Christmas 2019 at Waddesdon Manor - Children's house trail

Children's House Trail

Pick up one of our free Christmas trails at the house entrance and all the family can join in the fun discovering about the collection. Free with children’s house tickets.

11:30 am to 6:00 pm, until 05 January 2020
Christmas 2019 at Waddesdon Manor - Christmas pop-up shop

Christmas Pop-up Shop

Head to the Powerhouse where you’ll find decorations, gifts, homeware and a great range of stocking fillers.

Wednesdays to Sundays from 11:00 am to 6:00 pm, until Sunday 22 December 2019

Details

Start:
Saturday 16 November
End:
5 January 2020
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Website:
https://waddesdon.org.uk/whats-on/christmas-carnival/

Venue

Waddesdon Manor, Aylesbury
Waddesdon Manor
Aylesbury, Buckinghamshire HP18 0JH
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Phone:
01296 820 414
Website:
https://waddesdon.org.uk/