Blenheim Palace is a place where new memories are made as a multitude of twinkling lights and seasonal sounds fill the air with festive fun. Firmly positioned as unmissable within the UK’s seasonal calendar, this year has everything you need for an unforgettable time with friends and family, including a magical glimpse of Father Christmas along the way. Discover heart-shaped arches glittering in the moonlight, glowing tunnels filled with stars and an 8 metre sphere filled with over 20,000 moving LEDs , just some of the new displays to see this year. You will also see the return of the ever-popular dancing reflections in the colourful Cascades and magical Lakeside walk.
Explore the Palace rooms transformed by the retelling of this classic fairy-tale for a new generation, from the Great Hall filled by a huge glistening Christmas tree to the candle-lit bedchamber where Aurora sleeps, watched over by the Lilac Fairy. Wander through the evil fairy’s lair filled with toads, potions and menacing crows, then onto the busy castle kitchen frozen in time. Along the way watch out for spinning wheels, fluttering fairies and as the story unfolds, vines creeping everywhere. Looking for a happy-ever-after, the Lilac Fairy helps True Love to find a way through the woods and together they reawaken the castle after 100 very sleepy years….
Entry to the story of Sleeping Beauty in the Palace is free to Annual and Privilege Pass holders until 15.45, excluding Saturday 9th, Saturday 16th, Sunday 17th, Saturday 23rd and Sunday 24th of December 2023. Passes will be checked on entry, only one free slot per Annual Pass. To guarantee a timed entry slot, visitors are recommended to prebook via our partner See Tickets. Parking charges apply to all visitors after 10.00am.
|Season (17 Nov 2023 - 1 Jan 2024)|