Too early for the C word? Well not if you’re planning a festive day out to one of the following events (Lapland UK has already sold out for this year!). Tickets are already available to book so make plans and get booked up before they’re sold out!
CHRISTMAS AT KEW GARDENS
Head along to Kew Gardens for their annual after dark festivities. The magical winter trail lights up the skies, discover sparkling tunnels of light, dancing lakeside reflections, and trees drenched in jewel-like colour. Journey through the mesmerising flickering flames in the fire garden, spot larger-than-life illuminations and say hello to Father Christmas along the way. Opens 16th November to 8th January.
LEGOLAND AT CHRISTMAS
At Christmas time the park transforms into a winter wonderland, with snow dusted trees, twinkling lights, festive activities and of course some LEGO magic. The event runs on selected dates from 26th November – 3rd January.
CHRISTMAS AT WADDESDON
Christmas is back at Waddesdon for 2022. With magical twinkling lights and the garden aglow, this is set to be an enchanting outdoor event. There will be a Christmas Fair and as the sun sets you’ll see the manor illuminated with dancing lights and a Winter light trail. I went last year and booked tickets at 2pm, which in hindsight was too early. My advice would be to book a later time (4pm onwards) so that it’s dark when you visit. Opens 12th November until 2nd January.
GLOW AT RHS GARDEN WISLEY
See the garden come alive at night with dazzling light displays, illuminated enchanting trails, fire candles, fountain displays and more lights than before. Food and drinks are available at the Terrace Restaurant, plus the Garden centre will be packed with decorations and gift ideas. Open from 17th November – 8th January.
CHRISTMAS AT BLENHEIM PALACE
There will be over a million lights, lasers and seasonal sounds filling the air through Blenheim Palace’s picture perfect gardens this winter. Independent street food vendors will bring you tasty treats and don’t miss out on catching a glimpse of Father Christmas along the way. New for 2022, explore the Palace rooms, each one exquisitely transformed and filled with hidden surprises – discover the glistening Land of Snowflakes filled with a silvery frost-covered forest and venture into the wintery Kingdom of Ice adorned with larger-than-life shimmering crystals. Opens 18th November to 2nd January.
LAPLAND UK – SOLD OUT
A visit to Lapland brings the magic of Christmas alive. Set in a secret world of elves with story-telling, a visit to the toy factory, Mother Christmas’ Kitchen and meeting the Father Christmas, this experience is truly unique.
PETERLEY MANOR FARM CHRISTMAS MARKET
Tickets for Peterley Manor Farm Christmas Market go on sale 7th October – make a note and make sure you book quickly as tickets sold out last year.
The market will take place from Thursday 17th – Sunday 20th November from 10am until 5pm each day. Plus new this year! VIP shopping evening Friday 18th 5.30pm-8.30pm.
With over 65 boutique shopping stalls, a local talent music stage, street food area, fire pits, gin tasting and mulled wine, this is SO much more than just a market. Running over 4 days they are filling our atmospheric greenhouses with over 65 carefully selected artisan stalls including interiors, jewellery, candles, clothes and crafts. New to this year is our local talent stage, which has a jam packed programme over the 4 days (starting at midday each day), including acoustic soloists, choirs and covers bands. This is located in our stunning new Barn Kitchen covered garden which will be serving up a festive takeaway menu alongside these incredible street food vendors:
Wood Fired Wonders – wood fired pizzas served from the classic Piaggio Apé van
Wild Rose Kitchen- seasonal treats served from a converted horsebox.
La Crepe Franglaise – serving classic French crepes and galettes filled with an English twist from a vintage French Van