This Christmas, Blenheim Palace in Oxfordshire will be transformed, both inside and out, to showcase what is expected to be its biggest Christmas yet, with a new indoor experience.
The festive period will see a new indoor Cinderella experience taking over the Palace State Rooms during the day and a bigger Christmas light trail illuminating the ‘Capability’ Brown landscaped Parkland in the evening.
Cinderella: The Fairy-tale Experience
New from 23rd November 2018 until 6th January 2019, the State Rooms of Blenheim will be adorned with seasonal decorations as it transforms into a Cinderella experience.
The story begins as visitors are welcomed into The Great Hall, from where they wander along colonnades and through historic rooms filled with hidden surprises. The Stepmother’s drawing room is set for Afternoon Tea, the Ugly Sister’s room is bright and bold, scattered with clothes, books and shoes, whilst Cinderella’s room is home to her delicate hand-made gown.
You’ll also walk through a crystal world of The Fairy Godmother, along to the Prince’s charmingly grand room, and a glass-inspired Ballroom, among other decorated rooms.
Christmas Market in the Great Court
Christmas at Blenheim Palace will also be hosting a new extended Christmas market.
Groups can soak up the festive atmosphere of the Christmas market set against the backdrop of the Great Court, filled with a variety of hand-picked gifts, unique works by a range of designers and tempting treats for foodies.
The Illuminated Trail
The Illuminated Trail returns from 23rd November to 1st January 2019. New this year, visitors can expect over one million pea-lights, lasers and projections.
Wander beneath tree canopies drenched in seasonal colour and dripping with silvery shards of light, frosty snowflakes, stars and baubles.
From the delicate and twinkling to the grand and spectacular, follow the lakeside path past the Gingerbread House and under hundreds of larger-than-life glowing flowers suspended in the branches.
Visitors can complete their stroll under the stars with spiced cider, mulled wine or hot chocolate whilst the aroma of roasting chestnuts fills the air.
How to book
GTOs can call 01993 815600 for more details on booking for their group.
For more information, visit www.blenheimpalace.com.