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Christmas 2020 at Waddesdon Manor
03 December 2020 - 03 January 2021
About Christmas 2020 at Waddesdon Manor
Enjoy Christmas 2020 at Waddesdon Manor!
Revised dates: Wednesdays to Sundays from 03 December 2020 to 03 Janunary 2021
Also Mondays 21 & 28, and Tuesdays 22 & 29 December
12 noon to 7.30 pm
Closed 24 to 26 December
Christmas at Waddesdon is back with magical lights and the gardens aglow. Join us for festive fun with our enchanting outdoor extravaganza that will brighten the end of your year.
Your Grounds admission ticket for Christmas at Waddesdon includes access to:
- Christmas Fair
- Winter Light trail
- Manor illuminations
- When You Wish Upon a Star trail
- Parallels immersive performance in the Coach House
The House and Cellars will not be open this Christmas due to social distancing.
Waddesdon will be closed completely from 02 November to 02 December to meet the latest coronavirus regulations.
All those with tickets booked for Christmas at Waddesdon, including parking, buses and afternoon teas, will receive an automatic refund from our ticketing partners SeeTickets, and are advised to make a new booking to enjoy Christmas at Waddesdon during December. Waddesdon and the National Trust are unable to help with changes to bookings or refunds.
Unmissable festive highlights
Soak up the sights, smells and sounds of Christmas with 70 hand-selected stalls all housed in charming wooden chalets, surrounded by twinkling trees.
Later opening for Winter Light
This year we’re staying open until 7.30pm, so as twilight falls you’ll see the gardens sparkle even more brightly with spectacular light displays bringing our extraordinary landscape to life.
The Winter Light trail will transform the Pleasure Grounds with dramatic colour and playful installations. Stroll under the stars beneath magically illuminated tree canopies transformed by moving light. From dusk, look out for the valley of flickering flames creating a sea of fire, and dozens of suspended orbs in a walk-through musical light show.
As the sun goes down, watch the spectacle of the Manor’s façade illuminated with dancing lights set to sequenced music.
When you wish upon a star
On this trail, walk down Miss Alice’s Drive, from the Woodland Café to the Stables to see a display of lanterns and stars decorated by local schoolchildren on a theme of hope, and our annual schools lightbox competition.
Parallels in the Coach House
Encounter Parallels, a light in motion creation of colourful pipes that twist and turn in an immersive performance set to a soundscape, at the Stables, 12 noon to 7.00 pm.
Baubles at the Stables
Step inside giant twinkling LED baubles and capture a special festive moment. The perfect photo opportunity to share and remember.