Waddesdon will be closed from 2 Nov - 2 Dec to meet the latest coronavirus regulations.
Christmas will open on 3 Dec-3 Jan and a new event, Winter Light from 7-31 Jan 2021

Waddesdon Manor

We’re busy behind the scenes preparing for Christmas!

We have delayed opening Christmas at Waddesdon, and unlike some other National Trust places, we will not be open at all this November.

We cannot wait to welcome you from Thursday 3 December for some much needed festive sparkle!

Book Christmas & Winter Light tickets

Waddesdon will be in Tier 2, so visitors to our outdoor event may meet people from other households so long as groups observe the Rule of 6 while here. Please respect other visitors and our covid safety measures especially on buses, cafes and in the Christmas Fair.

If you have booked tickets but live in a Tier 3 area and cannot travel to Waddesdon, or have booked an afternoon tea for a mixed household group please see our cancellations and refunds information on our information page.

Everything you need to know about Christmas>

2020 Christmas at Waddesdon


Christmas will be back with magical lights and the gardens aglow. Join us for festive fun with an outdoor extravaganza and Christmas Fair that will brighten the end of your year.


Winter Light

Begin 2021 with sparkle and bright lights, with the extension of our Winter Light programme throughout January.

Our online shop is open and delivering orders

christmas wine

Our online shop offers an unrivalled range of Rothschild wines, festive selection cases, Christmas decorations and gifts.

Browse our Christmas online shop >

A Day in the Life of Waddesdon

This short video shows us getting the house, gardens and aviary ready for visitors at the beginning of a typical day.

More films from Waddesdon on YouTube >

Discover Waddesdon’s art and history online >


Explore the collection

As a family, the Rothschilds were the greatest collectors of the 19th century, seeking the highest quality of workmanship and with a keen sense of historical importance.

The Rothschild Collection>