The new and “enchanting” daytime experience will add to this year’s festive celebrations at the Oxfordshire heritage site.
Running from 22nd November to 5th January, 2020, the indoor experience at the palace in Woodstock invites visitors of all ages to venture through the looking glass.
The Palace will be transformed with sights and sounds conjuring up an assortment of curious characters, from the White Rabbit in his sitting room to the Cheshire Cat, surrounded by crystals and shimmering light.
There’s no mistaking the royally eccentric Queen of Hearts and her giant jam tarts, surrounded by pink flamingos, rambling roses and hedgehogs.
Other higlights include:
- The Palace’s famous Long Library will be decked out with sparkling giant peacocks to become the setting for the Mad Hatter’s Tea Party.
- Visitors can rummage through the Wonderland-themed dressing-up box in The Stables to become the White Rabbit, Queen, Knave or even Alice herself.
- An array of illusions; nothing is quite as it first appears; sometimes things are much bigger than they should be, and sometimes much smaller.
Combined tickets for Alice in the Palace and the Illuminated Light Trail across the estate are available. This year’s trail will feature a number of new installations including an aerial light show promising to fill the sky with dancing bands of colour.
The Tunnel of Light will once again feature more than 100,000 lights and the Water Terrace finale returns for the festivities.
For the younger ones there’ll be a Victorian carousel, Helter-skelter as well as the chance to see Father Christmas and his elves along the trail.
There will be a range of seasonal food and drink available along the Light Trail such as mulled wine and mince pies, as well as options in the East Courtyard and Christmas Market.
About Blenheim Palace
The world heritage site is home to the 12th Duke and Duchess of Marlborough and known as the birthplace of Sir Winston Churchill. It hosts a number of events and festivals throughout the year with a variety of group benefits on offer. Groups can book a tour of the Palace State Rooms as well as specialist talks to enhance their visit.