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Viewing Christmas at Blenheim Palace

For the ultimate festive experience with kids, hop on a train to Blenheim Palace in Oxfordshire, where the great rooms have been transformed into a fantastical winter wonderland. Explore the glistening land of Snowflakes before venturing into the sparkling Kingdom of Ice filled with larger-than-life crystals. But is it really happy-ever-after? Or will the Snow Queen seek her revenge?

Afterwards, make tracks for the Orangery to try the Ice Kingdom afternoon tea. Enjoy devil on horseback and mini raisin scones before indulging in a selection of sweet treats including Gateaux opera and mint and chocolate macaroons. Next up the Christmas Market in the Great Court, where you’ll find a wide range of artisan products and gifts.

For those keen to extend the Blenheim experience, book tickets to the celebrated after-dark illuminated trail. As you meander around the picture-perfect grounds, you’ll encounter glittering tunnels, flickering flames and trees drenched in jewel-like colours. Enhance your walk under the stars with a spiced winter warmer or hot chocolate from one of the participating street food vendors.

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18 November 2022 — 02 January 2023
The Wick - Catinca Malaimare, Gamma and Omega hold hands, 2023, performance documentation, Zabludowicz Collection. Photo Tim Bowditch 7
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Viewing Catinca Malaimare: Gamma and Omega hold hands

The Wick - Serge Attukwei Clottey: Crossroads, Simon Lee Gallery, London, Photo: Prudence Cuming Associates
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Viewing Serge Attukwei Clottey: Crossroads

The Wick - Installation view:
Julian Opie, OP.VR@LISSON/London
©Julian Opie, Courtesy Lisson Gallery
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Viewing Julian Opie: OP.VR@LISSON/London

The Wick - Installation view of Mike Nelson, Triple Bluff Canyon (the woodshed), 2004. Various materials. M25, 2023. Found tyres. Photo: Matt Greenwood. Courtesy the artist and the Hayward Gallery.
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Viewing Nike Nelson: ‘Extinction Beckons’

The Wick - My Reality is Different, 2022 (detail);
Animation chamber, 9-channel installation, sound: 25.15 mins
© Nalini Malani; Photo: Luke Walker
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Viewing Nalini Malani: My Reality is Different

The Wick - ‘Collect’, the annual international fair produced by the Crafts Council at Somerset House in London, showcasing contemporary craft and design from 40 galleries and works from over 400 artists. Picture date: Wednesday March 1, 2023. PA Photo. The 19th edition of ‘Collect’ features textile, jewellery, furniture, ceramics, metalwork, fibre art, and glass made in the last five years. The fair runs from March 3 – 5, alongside online presentations of all participating galleries in partnership with online art marketplace, Artsy until March 12. Photo credit should read: David Parry/PA Wire.
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Viewing Collect art fair