New Christmas Market at Blenheim Palace
This Christmas, Blenheim Palace will be transformed, both inside and out, showcasing the biggest Christmas ever to take place at the Oxfordshire World Heritage Site. New for 2018 the Palace’s Great Court will be transformed into a market village from 23 November.
The new market extends from day into night tempting visitors with a remarkable range of festive shopping.
Set within wooden-style chalets, beneath the stunning backdrop of the Baroque Palace exterior, visitors can escape the bustle of the high street and soak up the festive atmosphere.
Filled with a variety of hand-picked, irresistible gifts, unique works by a range of designers and tempting treats for foodies, it’s the perfect addition to a Christmas day out at Blenheim Palace.
Discover over 80 individual chalets featuring handmade British crafts, artwork and jewellery, selling gifts from stocking fillers to unique present ideas. With a special showcase of products not found on the high street the Christmas Market at Blenheim Palace will offer visitors a unique experience.
From gifts by artisan local producers to Australian Christmas Puddings there is something for everyone. With ceramics, textiles, homewares, leather goods, jewellery, toys, stationery, bags, hats and so much more, it is the perfect place for visitors to begin their Christmas shopping!
Discover Proppa Troppa, milliners who create exquisite hats and other crafts. Established in 1997 by Clare Butterton after graduating as a Fashion Designer and Milliner and working under famous London fashion houses.
Pick up stocking-fillers and tree decorations from Fiona Jackson, who creates quirky British craftsmanship decorations.
Try tempting handmade chocolates from Cassie Bond who makes artisan confectionery, perfect as a treat for yourself or a gift for friends and family.
Don’t miss stopping by the Roger Shelton English Fruit Gins & Liqueurs chalet to try deliciously moreish concoctions.
With anew indoor Cinderella experience taking over the Palace State Rooms the day and a bigger and better Christmas light trail illuminating the ‘Capability’ Brown landscaped Parkland in the evening; visitors can expect an incredible festive extravaganza from November 2018.
What: Christmas at Blenheim Palace
When: 23 November 2018 – 6 January 2019*
Why Visit: New for 2018, enjoy a magical festive Cinderella experience in the magnificent State Rooms, a traditional Christmas market with over 80 stalls, and discover a bigger, brighter and more spectacular festive trail around the ‘Capability’ Brown Parkland of Blenheim Palace.
Blenheim Palace, Woodstock, Oxfordshire, OX20 1PP #christmasatblenheimpalace
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NOTES TO EDITORS
Concession, child and family tickets are available. Combination tickets for both indoor and outdoor events are also available, visitors can save up to 20% on the full ticket price with a combination ticket. For full pricing and ticket information visit blenheimpalace.com/christmas
Christmas at Blenheim Palace Dates*
The Cinderella experience is an indoor adventure only, tickets do not include the evening trail unless a joint ticket is purchased.
- Palace open 10am – 8pm. Last entry at 7pm.
- Except 25 – 29 Nov; 3, 4, 10, 11, 31 Dec; 1 – 6 Jan, where the Palacecloses at 5pm. Closed 8 & 25 DecChristmas Market
• *Christmas Market open 23 Nov-16 Dec, from 10.30am to 8.30pm Except 26, 27, 28 Nov and 3, 4 Dec when it will close at 6.30pm.
Outdoors, The Illuminated Trail
- Open from 23 November 2018 – 1 January 2019*
- Trail opens 4.40pm – 10pm. Last entry at 8pm.
- Exclusive VIP slot available at 4.20pm
- *Except 25, 29 Nov; 10, 11, 31 Dec; 1 Jan, where the last entry is at 7pm.
- Closed on 26 – 28 Nov, 3, 4, 25, Dec.About Blenheim PalaceBlenheim Palace is the home of the 12th Duke and Duchess of Marlborough and the birthplace of Sir Winston Churchill. This masterpiece of 18th-century Baroque architecture boasts over 300 years of history and is a World Heritage Site, surrounded by more than 2000 acres of ‘Capability Brown’ landscaped Parkland and Formal Gardens.
Not only an iconic part of history, Blenheim Palace is a living and changing experience with a wealth of events, themed tours and exhibitions throughout the year. blenheimpalace.com
About Raymond Gubbay Ltd
Founded in 1966, Raymond Gubbay Ltd is recognised as being at the forefront for promoting and producing popular classical music, opera, ballet and events worldwide. Raymond Gubbay Limited, in partnership with world class venues, including Beaulieu Motor Museum, Blenheim Palace, Forestry Commission England, National Trust and Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew, produce Christmas light trails around the country, and in Europe. Additionally, the company regularly presents over 500 concerts annually. raymondgubbay.co.uk
About Culture Creative
The design team behind this festive event, is Culture Creative. Culture Creative are also responsible for the Christmas at Blenheim Christmas Light Trail, and have previously worked with English Heritage, the National Trust, the Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew, Forestry Commission and the National Trust for Scotland. For more information about Culture Creative please see their website culturecreative.co.uk