Blenheim Palace’s Formal Gardens, landscaped by Capability Brown, will be transformed into an enchanted illuminated wonderland this Christmas. The hour long after-dark festive trail will take you along winding paths and will include a scented fire garden, a circular carpet of dancing flames, pretty lanterns, sparkling hedgerows, a swaying lawn of fibre optic colour, singing Christmas trees and a lake aglow with brightly lit boats filled with snowflakes and presents. Other highlights include the fairy-lit arbour and the lakeside boathouse, which will become a temporary home for Santa Claus, and the Cascades, which will also be bathed in light. Why not warm yourself up with some spiced cider, mulled wine or hot chocolate whilst the aroma of roasting chestnuts fills the air. You can also toast your own marshmallows and ride the vintage carousel.
When/Where: 25 Nov – 2 Jan, Blenheim Palace, Oxfordshire
Price: Adults £16.00/Children £10 when booked in advance