Blenheim Palace’s Great Court will be once again transformed into a Christmas Market from 18 November to 18 December.
Traditional wooden chalets will showcase a range of festive treats for designer-makers and artisan food and drink producers – and this year’s market will be the biggest ever, with up to 80 stall holders selling their wares. Gifts include everything from handcrafted silver and gold jewellery, paintings and pet portraits, to locally hand-poured soy candles, fresh flowers and natural coconut bowls. Get in the festive spirit and try winter warming tipples – from honey whiskey, traditional and flavoured rums and gin from the Hebridean island of Colonsay. There are craft vodkas from Sapling Spirits, who plant a tree for every bottle they make. Handpicked British cheeses and locally sourced charcuterie are perfect for seasonal feasts and those with a sweet tooth will discover artisan cookies, Belgian chocolate brownies, gingerbread and traditional sweets.
This year Blenheim Palace’s spectacular State Rooms have been transformed into a fairy-tale fantasy to retell the enchanting The Kingdom of the Snow Queen, whilst the estate’s parkland and gardens host the Illuminated festive trail, offering after-dark magic for all the family.
Entry to the Christmas Market is free and access is also included with tickets to the indoor and outdoor trails. A combined ticket is available so visitors can enjoy the whole festive experience at a reduced rate.
For more information, prices, opening times and to book please visit: www.blenheimpalace.com/Christmas