The countdown to Christmas has started and Blenheim Palace is getting ready to welcome its popular Illuminated Trail back from tomorrow until January 3. 

Christmas at Blenheim Palace is the perfect way to get into the festive mood. Get your Christmas sparkle on and be surrounded by over one million twinkling lights, colourful trees and amazing illuminated installations – all set in majestic surroundings. 

It takes 1-2 hours to complete the trail and there are more than 20 special light installations along the way, with a picture-perfect selfie moment around every corner. 

Dominic Hare, Chief Executive Officer at Blenheim Palace, said: “You really do feel as though you are in the midst of a fairytale woodland. I am confident that a wander through our spectacular gardens, illuminated by over one million lights, will bring joy to our visitors this winter. We are working hard behind the scenes to ensure that it will be a safe experience for all.” 

Created by Culture Creative there are lots of new installations to see this year, including: 

Blue Neuron – Created from reworked heat-treated plastic bottles, Blue Neuron is a beautiful kinetic light installation with a mesmerising blue light which fizzes and dances through the branches. 

Heart of Stars – This stunning, magical lighting effect scatters thousands of tiny refracted beams across the path leading to the Rose Garden immersing visitors within fantastical, swirling and changing patterns. 

Water Terrace Fire Garden – Walk between pea-lit Christmas trees towards a magical mix of fire and water as the pools of the lower Water Terrace dance with the shimmering reflections of flickering flambeaux and large flame-filled sculptures. 

And for the first time ever there will be a Christmas light-show finale in the Great Court. A chance to see the façade of Blenheim Palace like you’ve never seen it before! 

The Palace will be open and dressed for Christmas and visitors will also be able to view the Cecily Brown Art Exhibition. The outdoor market and the themed event within the Palace will not take place this year. 

Part of the reason the trail is so special is that there is absolutely no noise or light pollution. 

Christmas at Blenheim Palace has been awarded the ‘We’re Good to Go’ industry- standard mark, in recognition that government and industry COVID-19 guidelines are being followed by the organisation, and processes are in place to maintain cleanliness and aid social/physical distancing. 

Book your tickets safe in the knowledge that if Covid-19 Government legislation requires cancellation, you can re-book your slot or get a refund. Visitors can download the  free MyChristmasTrails App for all the latest Christmas illuminated trail news, trail map, sounds of Christmas, food and drink, photo booth, and fun exclusive competitions. 

Christmas at Blenheim Palace is brought to you with Raymond Gubbay Limited and created by Culture Creative. 

Tickets for popular dates sell out fast therefore early booking is advised.
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