The award-winning Christmas extravaganza at Waddesdon returns this winter, with a brand new route that will light up the formal Parterre for the very first time.

Christmas preparations usually begin 12-18 months in advance at the Rothschild house and gardens in Buckinghamshire, and once planning is complete it takes a team of 20 people four weeks to string hundreds of thousands of fairy lights, install 11 winter light features and hang 3.2 km of festoon lighting around the grounds.

From November, visitors can stroll under the stars alongside bushes draped in sparkle, while enjoying a mulled wine or some street food from the Christmas Fair.


Christmas with Christmas Fair 13 Nov-23 Dec (inc Mon 20 & Tue 21 Dec)

Wed-Sun, 12noon -7pm, last admission 5pm, gates close at 7.30pm

The whole property is closed 24-26 Dec 2021

Christmas and Winter Light 27 Dec-3 Jan 2022
Mon-Sun, 2-9pm, last admission 6pm, gates close at 9.30pm

Winter Light will continue in the grounds Thur-Sun from 6-23 Jan 2022

Prices from: £17 Adult, £8.50 Child. Full details of prices and online booking details here

All visits must be pre-booked online to stagger arrivals and minimise crowding, including for National Trust members.

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