Two festive experiences, one unrivalled setting.
Your very merriest Christmas starts here. Enjoy the after dark illuminated trail in The Great Outdoors and the story of The Nutcracker re-imagined inside the Palace.
The after-dark illuminated trail sparkling in The Great Outdoors
It's the most wonderful time of the year when over a million lights, lasers and seasonal sounds fill the air with festive fun through the Palace's picture-perfect gardens. Look forward to some together time with family and friends as you discover glittering tunnels of light, dancing lakeside reflections and trees drenched in jewel-like colour. For a moment of reflection pause at mesmerising flickering flames in the fire garden, gaze up at larger-than-life illuminations and don't forget to catch a glimpse at Father Christmas along the way.
Our crew of talented independent street food vendors bring a delicious twist to tasty treats on offer. Have yourself a holly, jolly Christmas and complete your walk under the stars with a *spiced winter warmer or *hot chocolate shared with someone special.
The story of The Nutcracker re-imagined within Britain's Greatest Palace
New for 2021, explore the Palace rooms, each one exquisitely transformed and filled with hidden surprises – from the toymaker's workshop on a frosty Christmas Eve; through the glistening Land of Snow and onto the candy-cane Kingdom of Sweets adorned with the sweetest of treats and larger-than-life gingerbread men. It's a fairy-tale 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 fantastical winter wonderland is where the magic really begins….
Limited capacity with timed entry. Plan now to secure the date and time of your choice.
*separate charges apply
Last entry onto the trail:
7:15pm – Fri 24th Dec, Sun 26th Dec & Fri 31st Dec
8:45pm - All other dates
For more information on the Illuminated Trail or the story of The Nutcracker, please read the FAQs
Annual Pass Holder discounts do not apply on Sat 11 & Sun 12 Dec and Sat 18 & Sun 19 Dec.
If you intend to visit the grounds before Christmas at Blenheim Palace opens at 10:00am, we kindly ask that you reserve your car parking space here.
If you would like to add additional tickets to your order please select the same time and date as you current order and then click on the already ordered tickets option towards the top of the page.