Bring the family and share a festive day out gazing at the decorated house, exploring Waddesdon’s biggest ever Christmas fair, indulging in celebratory foods and shopping for gifts. When dusk sets enjoy the beautifully lit grounds.
Christmas is always a special time of year at Waddesdon Manor. Upon arrival, we will be met by a Waddesdon representative who will distribute your House entry tickets. There is a short walk to the Welcome Pavillion where you can take the complimentary Waddesdon Shuttle Bus to the North Fountain, 100 meters from the front of the House; a mobility assistance vehicle is available to aid less able walkers, which does not need to be pre-booked.
Inside the manor both the Bachelor’s Wing and East Wing will be breathtakingly decorated in the manors chosen theme for Christmas.
Both inside and out the manor will be displays taking inspiration from the wondrous festivals and celebrations conjured up by Waddesdon's treasured artworks - from sumptuous feasts, lavish gifts and masked balls to theatre, fancy dress and fairy tales - there is something for everyone at the Christmas Carnival.
The fair will be set against the backdrop of the floodlit North Front of the Manor with its 20ft Christmas trees and magical light and sound show. Soak up the sights, smells and sounds of Christmas with 86 hand-selected exhibitors all housed in charming wooden chalets. They will have an exciting variety of high-quality, unique gifts, decorations, crafts and festive foods to delight you and your loved ones.
From dusk, the grounds will come to life with a beautiful breath-taking light show, projected onto the Stables and inspired by the objects, architecture and gardens of Waddesdon. Beyond the Aviary you’ll discover a light trail that playfully combines colour, sound and movement, and the Manor’s facade will also be bathed in light.
The Stables Café and outside Coffee Bar will be open on the day, but please be prepared to queue and allow plenty of time.
National Trust members will need to show their National Trust membership card on the day to qualify for the membership discount to apply.