Between 20 November 2020 –3 January 2021 the illuminated trail makes a welcome return to Blenheim Palace transforming England’s finest view with a bright and spectacular magical winter trail.
New trail highlights for 2020
• Heart of the Stars
• Water Terrace Fire Garden
Following last year’s sell-out success, Christmas at Blenheim Palace returns to this historic UNESCO World Heritage Site.
Inspired by the landscape itself, visitors embark on a winterland adventure set amidst a world of trees, dramatically illuminated with stunning lights. Featuring incredible lasers and light projections, visitors make their way through magical tree canopies drenched in seasonal colour and dripping with silvery shards of light, frosty snowflakes, stars and baubles.
From the Heart of the Stars scattering their ethereal light across the lawn to a scented fire garden that adorns the Water Terrace and onwards to dynamic, colour-changing neon tunnels, lakeside reflections and onto a mesmerising place where, beneath the branches of a sprawling tree, softly glows the fairy-fire known as Will-o-the-Wisps.
Returning by popular demand
• The fabulous hillside Sea of Light with its stunning display
• Tunnel of Light – festooned with more than a million pea lights
• Seasonal food and gifts
Walk under larger than life arches of light into a world festooned with seasonal cheer enhanced by a soundtrack of festive classics, beneath unique tree canopies drenched in Christmas colour.
The trail is created by Culture Creative Christmas at Blenheim Palace is brought to you by leading events promoter Raymond Gubbay Limited, a division of Sony Music, in partnership with Blenheim Palace. The trail is created by Culture Creative.
What: Christmas at Blenheim Palace
When: 20 November 2020 – 3 January 2021
Why Visit: Discover a Christmas illuminated trail for all the family set within the beautiful landscape of this UNESCO World Heritage Site.
Admission: Tickets for popular dates sell out fast therefore early booking is advised. Advanced Admission Tickets From: Adult £19 – £21.50, Child (Age 3-16) £13-£15, and Family £60-£68 (2 adults and 2 children). Blenheim Annual Pass holders receive £1.00 per person discount for advance booking only. Free entry for carers and children aged 2 & under. Parking from £8-£10. For full pricing and ticket information visit blenheimpalace.com/christmas
Website: blenheimpalace.com/christmas #christmasatblenheimpalace FB: mychristmastrails
Address: Blenheim Palace, Woodstock, Oxfordshire, OX20 1PP
For more information please contact: Nikki Smith | firstname.lastname@example.org | 01637 873379 or 07525 780624.
Notes to Editors
• For full pricing details and booking please visit: blenheimpalace.com/christmas
• Additional facilities and significantly increased hygiene procedures will be made available for visitors to the trail, including individual washing and toilet areas as well as ‘contactless’ catering options. For further information about COVID19 and booking tickets with confidence visit: https://mychristmastrails.co.uk/covid-19/
• Regrettably both the outdoor market and our themed event in the Palace will not take place this year. However, we’re delighted to announce that it will be back. Watch out for the story of The Nutcracker in the State Rooms in 2021.
About Blenheim Palace
Blenheim Palace is the home of the 12th Duke and Duchess of Marlborough and the birthplace of Sir Winston Churchill. This masterpiece of 18thcentury 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 | FB @BlenheimPalace | Twitter @BlenheimPalace
About RGL, a division of Sony Music
Leading events promoter, RGL (Raymond Gubbay Limited), a division of Sony Music, has been delivering illuminated Christmas and Lightscape trails for over seven years. The chosen partners for national and international heritage and prestigious venues including Blenheim Palace; The National Trust; The Forestry Commission; The Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew, Botanic Gardens, Chicago, USA and Royal Botanic Gardens Victoria, Melbourne, Australia.
Each trail is designed to showcase the natural and unique environment of the individual location. RGL also presents over 500 concerts annually throughout the UK.
Raymondgubbay.co.uk | FB @RaymondGubbay | Twitter @RaymondGubbay
About Culture Creative
Culture Creative is a creative project and production management company based in Scotland and the North East of England. The Company works across a wide-range of cultural fields including art, sport, heritage, tourism, festivals and events, developing projects from concept to delivery. Since 2013, Culture Creative has worked closely with leading entertainment promoter Raymond Gubbay Ltd. a division of Sony Music, to create Lightscape and Christmas themed trails in various venues across the UK and overseas. www.culturecreative.co.uk | FB @culturecreativeltd | Twitter @CCLCreative | Instagram @culturecreativeltd