Christmas is always a special time at Waddesdon, and 2018 is no exception.
This year we celebrate a Christmas Carnival with beautiful decorations in the House, events, food and gifts coming together in a seasonal celebration not to be missed. From dusk there will be a light show on the front of the house bathing the ornate façade in rainbow colours, while the two giant candlestick sculptures, Lafite, by artist Joana Vasconcelos, will also be illuminated. A winter light trail winds around Aviary Garden and down at the Stables visitors will be treated to another 6 minute imaginative light and sound performance projected onto to the exterior walls using the latest in video projection mapping technologies created by video design students from the Guildhall School of Music & Drama.
Festive shopping will once again feature at Waddesdon this Christmas. From the well-stocked and beautifully decorated Manor Shop to the Wine Shop, the perfect place to pick up a delicious Rothschild wine. In addition the Christmas shop in the Old Coach House at the Stables offers both traditional and contemporary decorations and unusual Christmas gifts.
Our Christmas Fair, located on the North Front of the House, with the illuminated house as its backdrop, will this year feature over 80 exhibitors across five weeks (starting Saturday 10 November). With the ‘cream’ of local artisan producers alongside some of the best loved independent traders from around the country, the fair will offer visitors a great selection of unusual Christmas gifts and festive foods.
Christmas at Waddesdon 10 November-2 January, 11am-6pm, Wednesdays to Sundays and additionally Monday 31 December and Tuesday 1 January. Closed 24-26 December.
Christmas Fair 10 November-16 December, 11am-6pm, Wednesday to Sundays.
For more details, catering options and group rates see www.waddesdon.org.uk
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