Visit the only Christmas Market held at a Palace this Christmas. From 22 November – 15 December Blenheim Palace’s Great Court will be transformed into a seasonal market showcasing a range of festive treats from around 50 designer-makers and artisan food and drink producers in cosy, traditional wooden chalets.
Taking place beneath the stunning backdrop of the baroque Oxfordshire Palace, visitors can escape the bustle of the high street and soak up the yuletide atmosphere.
Filled with a variety of hand-picked, irresistible gifts, unique works by a range of designers and tempting treats for foodies, it’s the perfect addition to a Christmas day out at Blenheim Palace.
From gifts by artisan local producers to Australian Christmas Puddings there is something for everyone. With ceramics, textiles, homewares, leather goods, jewellery, toys, stationery, bags, hats and so much more, it is the perfect place for visitors to begin their Christmas shopping.
Perfect presents include contemporary pewter Christmas decorations, amazing handmade animal sculpture, raku robins, ceramics and beautiful bespoke pieces from a local goldsmith.
Don’t miss the on trend Eco gifts handcrafted from recycled cutlery and vintage china and you will be spoilt for choice with gift ideas from children’s fashion and handmade wooden toys, boutique millinery, glass decorations, luxury skincare, soy wax candles and festive homewares.
Get in the festive spirit and try winter warming tipples of spiced Christmas Liqueur, Colonssay Gin and O’Donnell Moonshine.
Great British cheeses, award-winning sausages and condiments, gourmet nuts and locally sourced charcuterie are perfect for seasonal feasts. More unusual foodie gifts from further afield include biltong, chocolate kisses, Australian traditional award-winning Christmas puddings and maple syrup!
This year the Palace’s State Rooms will also be transformed for a daytime Alice in the Palace festive experience, as well as the return of the much-loved Illuminated Trail offering an after-dark magical outdoor extravaganza.
Christmas Market Open from 10.30am. Entry is free to the Christmas Market. Entry is included with tickets to Alice in the Palace and the Illuminated Trail a combined ticket is available so visitors can enjoy the whole Christmas Experience at a reduced rate. Parking Charges may apply.
Mark Bibby Jackson
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