Blenheim Palace will become Winter Wonderland


For those looking for a nice Christmas outing with family or friends, Blenheim Palace offers a triple festive pleasure between November 19 and January 2, 2022.
Discover the palace’s ceremonial rooms transformed into the Nutcracker fairy tale workshops.
Enjoy a traditional Christmas market in the courtyard with wooden chalets welcoming handpicked artisans.
Be surrounded by over a million twinkling lights, colorful trees and incredible illuminated installations, all choreographed to a much loved seasonal music soundtrack as you follow the illuminated outdoor trail.

• The story of The Nutcracker reinvented for Britain’s greatest palace
Explore the palace’s pageantry rooms, each exquisitely transformed and filled with hidden surprises – from the toymaker’s workshop on a frosty Christmas Eve; across the glistening snow country and over the barley sugar candy realm adorned with the sweetest candy and larger than life gingerbread men. It’s a fairytale world where nothing is quite as it seems, from a dashing Nutcracker Prince and an army of mice to a Sugar Plum Fairy and a music box with a difference. This fantastic winter wonderland is where the magic really begins….

• Welcome the return of the Blenheim Palace Christmas market
Taking place in the beautiful setting of the Baroque Oxfordshire Palace, visitors can escape the hustle and bustle of the main street and soak up the Christmas atmosphere at the Christmas market which returns from November 19 to December 19, 2021. The traditional wooden chalets will present a range of festive delicacies from creators and artisans producing food and drinks.

• Christmas at Blenheim Palace – Illuminated Trail
The illuminated trail returns but follows a brand new route that takes you through the southern lawn and into the woods beyond. Watch the moon and stars reflecting off the lake – as the constellations seem closer than ever, the firework trees sparkle with lights bursting from the undergrowth and along the branches. There are stars and balls where you least expect it, a rainbow effect in the laser garden and, for the first time in the UK, a new installation by French light artists TILT, Bloom will rise high in the night sky. With favorites like the Water Terrace Fire Garden and the Return of the Light Tunnel, this will be a picture perfect.

Christmas at Blenheim Palace offers a special way to celebrate the holiday season with an experience not to be missed. Tickets sell out quickly, book now to avoid disappointment:

There will be photocall opportunities when the Christmas Lights Trail opens on Thursday, November 18. Send an email to [email protected] for more information.

Admission: Limited capacity with scheduled admission, early booking recommended
Combined tickets from: Adult £ 50, Reduced price: £ 48.50, Child (3-16 years) £ 30,
Family £ 140 (2 adults and 2 children). Parking: £ 10.
Annual Pass holders *: Adult £ 21.50, Child (3-16 years) £ 15,
Family £ 70 (2 adults and 2 children). * The price applies for an entry into the Palace before 4:00 p.m.
Free entry for accompanying persons and children 2 years and under. Parking: £ 10.
Free entry to the Christmas market. Parking charges apply after 10:00 a.m.
For full prices and ticket information, visit
Website: mychristmastrails – #christmasatblenheimpalace

Address: Blenheim Palace, Woodstock, Oxfordshire. OX20 1UL


For more information please contact:
Matt Dixon|[email protected]|T: 01637 808220

Notes to Editors

• For details on pricing and booking, please visit:
• For more information on COVID19 and to book tickets with confidence, visit:
• * Additional charges apply

Image credits
The Nutcracker Story by Culture Creative, Blenheim Palace 2021. Photo by Richard Haughton © Sony Music
Fire Garden by pa-BOOM, My Christmas Trails 2020. Photo by Richard Haughton © Sony Music

About Blenheim Palace
Blenheim Palace is the home of the 12th Duke and Duchess of Marlborough and the birthplace of Sir Winston Churchill. This 18th century Baroque architectural masterpiece boasts over 300 years of history and is a World Heritage Site, surrounded by over 2000 acres of landscaped grounds and formal ‘Capability Brown’ gardens.
Not only an iconic part of history, Blenheim Palace is a lively and changing experience with a plethora of events, themed tours, and exhibits throughout the year. | FB @BlenheimPalace | Twitter @BlenheimPalace

About Sony Music
Sony Music has been offering lit Christmas trails for over eight years. Each trail is carefully designed to showcase the natural and unique environment of the individual location. There are currently 22 trails in UK, Europe, USA and Australia in the My Christmas Trails and Lightscape portfolios.

The partners chosen for national and international heritage and prestigious places are: Blenheim Palace; The National Trust; Forestry England; The Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew; Royal Botanic Garden, Edinburgh; Botanic Gardens, Chicago, United States and Royal Botanic Gardens Victoria, Melbourne, Australia. | FB @mychristmastrails | Twitter @mychristmastrails

About Creative Culture
Culture Creative is a creative project management and production company based in the North East of England. The company works in a wide range of cultural fields including art, sports, heritage, tourism, festivals and events, developing projects from concept to delivery. Since 2013, Culture Creative has worked closely with Sony Music to create illuminated journeys in various venues in the UK and abroad. | FB @culturecreativeltd | Tw


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