2023-11-29T12:44:00Z By Grumpy Group Organiser
Entertainment promoter Raymond Gubbay will team up with Blenheim Palace this winter to transform Blenheim’s gardens into a winter wonderland.
The Oxfordshire-based estate will feature a festive trail through the historic parkland, complete with Christmas-themed illuminations, from 25th November until 2nd January.
The hedgerows will be covered in optic lights, as will an array of musical Christmas trees. The lake at Blenheim will also be aglow with brightly-lit boats decorated with snowflakes and presents.
Other highlights are set to include a fairy-lit arbour and the lakeside boat house that will be dressed up like Santa Claus's grotto.
Groups visiting Blenheim this Christmas will be also able to explore a scented Fire Garden; a circular carpet of flames, adorned with lanterns, set against the backdrop of illuminated woodland.
Visitors will be able to complete their winter stroll with spiced cider, mulled wine or hot chocolate.
Groups can enjoy roasted chestnuts and toasted marshmallows. They can also ride the vintage carousel and peruse Blenheim Palace’s gift shops.
More about Blenheim Palace
Blenheim Palace is the home of the 12th Duke and Duchess of Marlborough and the birthplace of Sir Winston Churchill.
The 18th century Baroque-style building boasts over 300 years of history and is a World Heritage Site, surrounded by more than 2,000 acres of Capability Brown landscaped parkland and formal gardens.
Tickets for Christmas at Blenheim Palace go on sale on 13th July; group travel organisers should note that admission to the Christmas displays has a separate fee from general entry rates for groups.
Blenheim Palace offers discounted rates for parties of 15 or more.
For further information visit www.blenheimpalace.com.