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Christmas Lights at Blenheim Palace
24 November, 2017 - 1 January, 2018
Following a spectacular first event, the Blenheim Palace Formal Gardens will light up once again for an unforgettable after-dark festive trail of lights.
Follow the trail along winding paths, beside tranquil waters and through extraordinary Parkland landscaped by ‘Capability’ Brown.
Explore the scented Fire Garden; a circular carpet of dancing flames, adorned with lanterns, set against the backdrop of glittering ancient woodland outlined in Christmas colour that stretches high into the night sky. Discover Christmas trees that sing, a swaying lawn of fibre optic colour and sparkling hedgerows.
The lake will be aglow with brightly-lit boats and dancing fountain jets, and the woodland across the Great Lake will spring to life in time to much-loved Christmas music.
Other highlights include the fairy-lit arbour and the lakeside boathouse which will become a temporary home for Santa Claus. Unfortunately Santa won’t be able to meet and greet visitors on the trail, but be sure to give him a wave as you pass by!
Visitors will be able to complete their winter stroll with spiced cider, mulled wine or hot chocolate whilst the aroma of roasting chestnuts fills the air. Toast your own marshmallows, ride the vintage carousel* and enjoy our well stocked gift shop, tasty treats and other traditional fare.
The hour-long discovery trail has been specially designed for visitors of all ages to enjoy. Christmas at Blenheim – the Great Outdoors made magical.
Tickets will be dearer on the day. For any ticket enquiries (not bookings), please call 01158 960030 or send an email from their website.