Christmas at Blenheim

Last week, I was invited to the launch night of ‘Christmas at Blenheim’, a stunning display of Christmas lights on a trail around the grounds of Blenheim Palace.

You might remember that I ran 10km at Blenheim Palace a couple of months ago, so I was quite happy to only be walking instead this time! I’m always astounded by how pretty the building is and it looked amazing all lit up in the dark.

The Welcome

We walked into the courtyard to see a mini fairground, which immediately threw me into Christmas mode. (Read: like an excited puppy). We wandered through and into the Great Hall, where we were given mugs of hot chocolate and mince pies. Then, we had some time to take a look at part of an exhibition on Winston Churchill.

After staying in the warm for as long as we could, we headed back to the court, where there were several food stands and a gift shop. I got a chicken burrito which was fairly average and a little overpriced but nothing you wouldn’t expect from a big-ish event.

The Trail

Despite the cold, I was super excited to walk on the trail and see all the lights (with Christmas music in the background!). I wrapped up warm and we started the walk. Here are some of my favourite snaps…

There were a few pit-stops on the way round, (hot drinks and snacks etc) and I genuinely loved the whole set up of the trail.

It took about 40-45 minutes to walk at a leisurely pace around the trail, so be mindful if you’re taking kids or if you’re not able to walk for too long – the pit stops definitely will help in that regard but it’s still pretty long to be out in the cold if you can’t handle it!

When we left, the event had opened up to the public and it was pretty busy, didn’t look like there was much space to park – so arrive early to avoid queuing!

If you’re interested in going (which I fully recommend) you can go until 1st January. Check out the website and book your tickets here.

Disclaimer: this is a sponsored post, but the views expressed are my own. Honesty is very important to me. 

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