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Blenheim Palace at Christmas & Illuminated Trail

Blenheim Palace at Christmas & Illuminated Trail

Enjoy a magical festive fairy-tale experience at Blenheim Palace

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In 2018, Christmas at Blenheim Palace is better than ever! The main house becomes a place where fairy-tale meets fantasy as the story of Cinderella is exquisitely brought to life in a magical day time experience for all the family. Plus we include entrance to the Illuminated Trail throughout the grounds. It’s the most wonderful time of the year as the tree-tops glisten and the Great Lake and waterfalls of Blenheim Palace shimmer and sparkle. There’s something for everyone as the one mile glittering path winds its way through the world-famous Parkland in a magical after dark experience.

 

Cinderella's Fairy Tale Experience

It’s beginning to look a lot like Christmas with the State Rooms of Britain’s Greatest Palace seasonally decorated and all aglow. Wander beneath garlands into rooms filled with Christmas trees glistening with ornaments, ribbons, baubles, holly and swags of mistletoe...

 

The story begins as you are welcomed into The Great Hall where a very special Christmas dinner is about to be served. Wander along corridors and through historic rooms filled with hidden surprises. The sights and sounds around you conjure up much-loved fairy tale characters…. 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 gentle Cinderella’s room is home to her delicate hand-made gown. Walk through a larger-than-life storybook into the crystal world of The Fairy Godmother, then along to the Prince’s charmingly grand room. The Long Library is transformed into a glass-inspired Ballroom, filled with laughter and dance. Midnight strikes, the clocks all chime….. As the story ends, hang your own wish upon the Wishing Tree in the romantically candlelit chapel.

 

Don’t forget to visit The Stables to rummage through the dressing up box. Become a King, Queen, Prince or Princess for the day. Once in your finery, pose by carriages and pumpkins to recreate your very own fairytale Cinderella moment.

 

Illuminated Trail

New for 2018, the Blenheim winter trail is brighter than ever before with over a million pea-lights, lasers and projections. Wander beneath unique 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. Sparkling hedgerows and tunnels lead you to a brand new Field of Light and on towards a garden filled with jewel-like, colour-changing globes. There are hidden surprises too – watch out for Bubble Path before you pause at the flickering scented flames of the Fire Garden for a moment of tranquil reflection.

As you walk through a Canopy of Light festooned with over 100,000 pea-lights, the mesmerising voices of Singing Trees can be heard in the distance. Don’t forget to look out for Father Christmas and his elves along the way before you pause at the Water Terrace Finale to enjoy the jumping water jets, projections and criss-crossing beams of light as they dance in time to much-loved Christmas classics.

Why not complete your stroll under the stars with spiced cider, mulled wine or hot chocolate whilst the aroma of roasting chestnuts fills the air. Gather to toast your own marshmallows at one of the fire pits, ride the vintage Carousel and enjoy other traditional fare before browsing Blenheim Palace’s well stocked gift shop.

 

Christmas Market

Escape the bustle of the high street and soak up the festive atmosphere of our Christmas market set against the magnificent backdrop of Blenheim Palace. Within wooden chalets, the market will be filled with a variety of hand-picked irresistible gifts, unique works by a range of designers and tempting treats for foodies. With ceramics, textiles, homewares, leather goods, jewellery, toys, stationary, bags, hats and so much more, it is the perfect place to begin your Christmas shopping.

What's Included:

 

  • Return coach travel

  • Palace, Park & Gardens entrance to Blenheim Palace

 

Subject to travel time, we will aim to arrive at our destination approx 13.30 and depart at approx 18.30.

This may be a shared departure. The coach for this excursion may serve more than one destination in the same general area. Please note that this may mean that the journey to your destination could involve a slightly indirect route. If you are at all concerned about this the Buzzlines sales staff will be happy to advise further.

Below is a list of pick-up points available on this tour.

Below is a list of pick-up points available on this tour.

Name Address Contact Details
Ashford Park Street Bus Stop A, Ashford
Ashford International Htl Ashford International Hotel
Canterbury St George's Lane, between bus station and Fenwicks
Canterbury
Dover Market Square, Dover
Folkestone Bus Station Bay E, Folkestone
Hawkinge Haven Drive, bus stop outside Lidl, Hawkinge
Herne Bay Old bus garage, High Street, Herne Bay
Hythe North Bound Red Lion Square next to pub, Hythe
M2 Medway North Bound M2 Medway Services, North Bound
Maidstone Bus stop outside Vinters Road Car Park,
Sittingbourne Road, Maidstone
Sandgate Outside Royal Norfolk Pub, Sandgate
Whitstable Bus layby outside Tesco Extra, Whitstable

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Buzzlines Travel
3a-3b Defiant Close, Terlingham Forum, Hawkinge, Kent, CT18 7SU
01303 261 870

Opening Hours

Monday – Wednesday, Friday
09:00hrs – 17:30hrs

Thursday
09:30hrs – 17:30hrs

Saturday
10:00hrs – 14:00hrs