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Christmas 2020 at Waddesdon Manor

03 December 2020 - 03 January 2021

Christmas 2019 at Waddesdon Manor
Christmas 2020 at Waddesdon Manor. Image: Waddesdon Manor Illuminated. National Trust / Hugh Mothersole
Image: Waddesdon Manor illuminated. National Trust / Hugh Mothersole

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.

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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.

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Unmissable festive highlights

Christmas 2019 at Waddesdon Manor - Christmas Fair

Christmas Fair

Soak up the sights, smells and sounds of Christmas with 70 hand-selected stalls all housed in charming wooden chalets, surrounded by twinkling trees.

Find out more about the Christmas Fair >

Open from 03 to 23 December 2020, Wednesdays to Sundays from 12 noon to 7.00 pm.

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.

Christmas 2019 at Waddesdon Manor - Manor illuminations

Manor illuminations

As the sun goes down, watch the spectacle of the Manor’s façade illuminated with dancing lights set to sequenced music.

Christmas 2020 at Waddesdon - Illuminated Woodland Trail

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.

Christmas 2020 at Waddesdon - Light in Motion

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.

Christmas 2020 at Waddesdon - Baubles at the Stables

Baubles at the Stables

Step inside giant twinkling LED baubles and capture a special festive moment. The perfect photo opportunity to share and remember.

Christmas food, drink & shopping

Christmas 2020 at Waddesdon - Christmas food and drink

Christmas food and drink

We’ve plenty of options for eating and drinking this Christmas.

See Christmas food and drink >

Christmas 2020 at Waddesdon - Christmas shopping

Christmas shopping

Find unique and unusual gifts exclusive to Waddesdon and a selection of wines.

See Christmas shopping >


03 December 2020
Sunday 03 January
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