Blenheim Palace's sparkling after-dark illuminated trail is just one of the attractions of its annual Christmas programme.

Aurora is a new installation inspired by the Northern Lights which you can see at the outdoor trail later this year.

It will be part of an array of amazing light artwork from artists from across Europe.

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.

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Aurora, an overhead installation, has been only seen once before in the UK when it premiered at Christmas at Kew last year.

It recreates the world-famous Aurora Borealis – known as the Northern Lights – while illuminating both its audience and the surroundings.

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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, said: “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.”

To make it perfectly festive, you can complete your walk under the stars with a hot chocolate from one of the independent street food vendors while toasting a marshmallow over the open fire.

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Also at Blenheim Palace this Christmas will be The Kingdom of The Snow Queen, an indoor trail which will be reimagined within the State Rooms.

And taking place from November 18 to December 18, the Christmas Market will enable visitors to escape the bustle of the high street and soak up the yuletide atmosphere with up to 80 traders offering a range of festive treats, from designer-makers and artisan food and drink producers.

  • Blenheim Palace Illuminated Christmas Lights Trail 2022 runs from 18 November 2022 to 2 January 2023.


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