Christmas at Blenheim

See the palace in a whole new light

A stunning example of the English Baroque style, the UNESCO-listed Blenheim Palace is one of the finest palaces in Britain. The birthplace of Sir Winston Churchill, it dates back to the 18th century and is surrounded by ‘Capability’ Brown landscaping. The property’s lovely formal gardens come to life in the darkness of winter thanks to the Blenheim Illuminated Light Trail, which delights visitors with stunning coloured light displays designed to highlight the palace’s grand exterior. Fire pits, nostalgic rides, seasonal gifts and hot drinks complete the festivities. Blenheim lies close to the Cotswolds and the glorious city of Oxford, which means there are plenty of other attractions in the area to enjoy during a cosy winter break.


Delight in the twinkling trail

  • Oxford – explore the ‘City of Dreaming Spires’ (see ‘Alternatives’ below for some ideas)
  • Blenheim Palace Illuminated Light Trail – festive displays to brighten the winter
  • Executive coach travel from your choice of pick up points
  • 1 night half board accommodation in a suitable hotel

From £229
per person

based on two sharing in a twin/double room, with a minimum of 30 passengers travelling in a specific month

Best time to go

November, December

Suggested Hotel

Courtyard by Marriott Oxford South

  • Modern, contemporary hotel
  • Fantastic location south of the city of Oxford
  • Comfortable bedrooms with modern amenities

Not the hotel for your group? Other hotels are available, contact us.


  • Blenheim Palace Illuminated Light Trail
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    Get into the Christmas spirit at Blenheim Palace by following their Illuminated Light Trail. As part of Christmas at Blenheim, follow the twinkling trail around the grand grounds of the famous palace, with features such as the Woodland Water Garden, the Fire Garden, and the Tunnel of Light. The display culminates with a finale on the Water Terrace, where carefully choreographed lights dance across the palace’s iconic façade.

  • Oxford
    Oxford Oxfordshire England

    Immerse yourself in the history and heritage of this iconic English city. Most well-known for its ancient and world-renowned university, this golden-hued haunt of intellectuals is resplendent with historic colleges, elegant libraries and stunning cloisters. Bicycles line up amongst the domes and quadrangles, and as well as being home to a vibrant student population, fascinating museums also offer an alternative form of learning.



Team Comments:

“Spectacular - it made me feel very Christmassy!” (Jo)

  • Alternatives
  • Travel Diaries

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    Christmas at Blenheim: the Illuminated Light Trail

    As I have family living near to Blenheim Palace in Oxfordshire, I couldn’t resist a festive visit to the annual Illuminated Light Trail at this spectacular, baroque stately home. Christmas at Blenheim is an event that incorporates several different elements, both inside and outside the palace. Each year, the rooms...

    Jo Blair

    By Jo Blair

    17th Dec 2019

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Longleat’s Festival of Light is a magical experience. With the stunning Elizabethan house adorned with festive decoration, outside the ‘Capability’ Brown-landscaped grounds come alive with a series of wondrous life-sized lanterns.

Itinerary Highlights

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