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Christmas at Waddesdon Manor

12 November to 02 January
Waddesdon Manor, Aylesbury
Waddesdon Manor
Aylesbury
HP18 0JH

12 November 2022 to 02 January 2023

Waddesdon Manor
Aylesbury, Buckinghamshire HP18 0JH
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Christmas at Waddesdon. Image: Waddesdon Manor Illuminated © National Trust / Hugh Mothersole

About Christmas at Waddesdon

Enjoy Christmas 2022 at Waddesdon Manor!

Christmas at Waddesdon is back with magical lights, the gardens aglow and dazzling displays inside the house creating a Waddesdon-inspired wonderland for the first time since 2019.


Unmissable festive highlights

The East Gallery © Waddesdon

Christmas in the House

Follow a new route through the East Wing with festive displays, sparkling trees and sumptuous decorations inspired by the Manor’s many treasures, from famous portraits to exquisite porcelain. Light installations will add a touch of Winter Light magic.

Open from 12 November to 02 January (excluding 24 to 26 December). Some rooms are decorated while the rest of the house is ‘put to bed’ for conservation and cleaning. Advance booking of timed tickets is essential for all visitors, including NT members.

Christmas fair shopping 2021. Image: Chris Lacey

Christmas Fair

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

Open 12 November to 18 December, Wednesdays to Sundays from noon to 7.00pm


Winter Light

As twilight falls see the gardens sparkle brightly with spectacular light displays bringing our extraordinary landscape to life, in partnership with Luminism.

Winter Light will continue on Fridays to Sundays from 06 to 22 January 2023.

Light In Motion Christmas 2019. Image:Peter Greenway

Immersed in Light

Walk through the Coach House at the Stables and experience a new interactive exhibition featuring multiple light installations to captivate and delight the senses.

Winter Light Trail 2021 © Waddesdon

Winter Light trail

From dusk, enjoy dramatic colour and playful installations as you stroll beneath magically illuminated tree canopies. Look out for interactives at Tay Bridge, Daffodil Valley transformed with 5,000 orbs creating a glittering blanket and walk through a tunnel of twinkling stars.


Christmas food, drink & shopping

Christmas Fair hot food © Waddesdon

Food Village

New for 2022, head to the Food Village to pick up delicious festive food and drink to takeaway and enjoy while exploring the grounds.

Christmas Afternoon Tea © Waddesdon

Festive afternoon teas

Book a delicious, seasonal afternoon tea in the Manor Restaurant. Lovingly created by our talented chefs and packed with festive treats.

Shop wines © Waddesdon

Christmas shopping

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


Tickets

£2.50 – £35.20 See price information below

Tickets required: Christmas Grounds admission or Christmas House & Grounds admission.


Prices

Grounds Admission:

12 November to 02 January from noon to 7.00pm (last entry at 6.00pm), Wednesdays to Sundays plus Monday 19, Tuesday 20 and Tuesday 27 December).

Off-peak: Wednesdays to Fridays from 16 November to 09 December

  • £18.10 Adult, £9.10 Child
  • National Trust: £5 Adult, £2.50 Child

Peak: Saturdays and Sundays from 12 November to 02 January and Wednesdays to Fridays from 14 December to 02 January

  • £20.70 Adult, £10.35 Child
  • National Trust: £7.50 Adult, £3.75 Child

House & Grounds Admission:

12 November to 02 January from 12.30 to 7.00pm (last entry at 6.30pm), Wednesdays to Sundays plus Monday 19, Tuesday 20 and Tuesday 27 December).

Off-peak: Wednesdays to Fridays from 16 November to 09 December

  • £32.70 Adult, £16.35 Child
  • National Trust: £7.50 Adult, £3.75 Child

Peak: Saturdays and Sundays from 12 November to 02 January and Wednesdays to Fridays from 14 December to 02 January

  • £35.20 Adult, £17.60 Child
  • National Trust: £10.00 Adult, £5.00 Child

Ticketing information

Your Christmas Grounds admission includes:

Christmas Fair (until 18 December), Winter Light trail, Manor façade illuminations, Winter Woodland along Miss Alice’s Drive, and Immersed in Light at the Coach House Gallery.

Your Christmas House & Grounds admission includes:

Decorated rooms in the East Wing, Christmas Fair (until 18 December), Winter Light trail, Manor façade illuminations, Winter Woodland along Miss Alice’s Drive, and Immersed in Light at the Coach House Gallery.

Pre-booking is essential for all visitors to the grounds and house, including National Trust members.

Please book carefully, as tickets cannot be exchanged or refunded.


Parking & buses

When you book online, please select one of the parking, shuttle bus or walking options.

  • Walking to the Manor takes about 25-30 mins from the car park, along a lit, hard-surface path which has a steep section
  • Premium Parking spaces can be booked online, £30 per car, these are in the private car park at the top of the hill behind the North fountain, see location on map
  • Bus tickets £2.50 Adult £1.50 Child (3-17 years) should be booked online with your admission tickets
  • Bus tickets are valid for all journeys made on the day of your visit
  • Free visitor car park includes Blue Badge parking
  • Blue Badge holders and their carer must each book a bus ticket (free of charge)

Frequently asked questions (FAQs)