Christmas at Blenheim Palace: The Kingdom of The Snow Queen, Christmas Market and illuminated trail

Inspired by the Northern Lights, Aurora is just one of several new light installations which have been confirmed for Christmas at Blenheim Palace’s illuminated outdoor trail later this year. Visitors to the Oxfordshire UNESCO World Heritage Site will be able to take in an array of amazing light artwork from artists from across Europe at the trail, which runs from November 18 to January 2, 2023.

Great British Life: Aurora, by ITHACA StudioAurora, by ITHACA Studio (Image: ITHACA Studio)

On The Wings Of Freedom by Aether & Hemera, Supernova, by Studio Vertigo, and Aurora, by ITHACA Studio, have all recently been added to the popular trail. Aether & Hemera’s installation, On The Wings Of Freedom, is a swarm of 180 butterflies that symbolise change, creativity, soul, freedom, joy, and colour; while Supernova is a large-scale artwork standing over seven metres tall that comes to life, with smoke and lights emanating from the core of the star as it awakens.

Matthew Findlay, Head of UK Trails for Sony Music/Raymond Gubbay Ltd, says, ‘We are hugely excited by the plans for this year’s trail, with artists creating beautiful, new installations which will provide even more ‘wow’ factor for 2022.’

Also at Blenheim Palace this Christmas will be The Kingdom of The Snow Queen, an indoor trail which will be reimagined within the palace's State Rooms. Blenheim Palace, Woodstock, OX20 1UL,

Great British Life: Blenheim Christmas MarketBlenheim Christmas Market (Image: Richard Haughton (C) Sony Music)

Great British Life: Blenheim's illuminated trailBlenheim's illuminated trail (Image: