I always love to do at least one festive trip during the holiday season, and this year I decided to go to Christmas at Blenheim. It was such a beautiful and Christmassy trip, so of course I had to write a post about it for Blogmas.
If you haven’t heard of Christmas at Blenheim, it’s basically a Christmas trail around Blenheim Palace with a ton of lights and stalls selling festive food and drink. There were so many beautiful lights along the trail, so obviously I took like a million photos.
When you first enter the courtyard there are quite a few stalls where you can buy some mulled wine or hot chocolate, or even a Bratwurst if you’re feeling hungry. They also have the gift shop in that area so you can pick up some things before you head onto the trail, or before you leave as you exit through the courtyard too.
As soon as you enter the trail there are so many things to look at. They had snowflakes projected onto the ground, lit up trees and archways of fairy lights – there really wasn’t a dull moment.
The whole thing was made even more magical by the fact that it was snowing, although I was totally freezing my ass off. Top tip: if you’re planning on coming here then definitely wear multiple layers, it gets very cold.
One of my favourite things was that the trail went along a lake, and they had these beautiful boats all placed perfectly that kept changing colours – it was honestly mesmerising to watch!
There were plenty of photo taking opportunities (as I’ve clearly demonstrated!) and everywhere you turned there was another breathtaking display. They also played Christmas music at many points along the trail, so it was super festive!
Just before the halfway mark – where they also had stalls with marshmallows for toasting and more mulled wine! – there was a pyro display near a waterfall that was set to music. It was super awesome to watch and I love anything with fire – it’s automatically badass.
My absolute favourite part of the trail, clearly by the amount of photos I took, were these hanging lights. You got to walk through them and it totally reminded me of the jellyfish scene in Finding Nemo (I mean, right?).
I also really wanted to have a photoshoot here, it would look so awesome. These did knock back and hit me (and many others) in the face a couple of times though, which actually made the whole thing super hilarious.
I really loved the combo of projections, lights, music and pyrotechnics – it was all so festive and (almost) took my mind off of how freezing I was. The trail wasn’t difficult either, there were a few uphill moments but nothing really challenging.
The whole trail only took about an hour, although you could definitely spend longer if you wanted. I decided to grab a mulled wine at the end to warm me up, which came in this awesome mug (that you get to keep!) and tasted amazing. It was a really great trip and the light shows were magical, I would definitely recommend it if you’re near the area this Christmas!
I hope you enjoyed this post, let me know in the comments whether you’d visit Christmas at Blenheim! See you tomorrow for day ten,