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Enjoy Christmas shopping in style in a majestic setting at Living Crafts for Christmas from Thursday 20th - Sunday 23rd November 2014. This unique Christmas shopping experience, now in its twelfth year, is the highlight of the festive season at Blenheim Palace, just outside Oxford.
Around 150 designer-makers from across the U.K., selected for the originality and quality of their craft, will be showcasing the very best of British craftsmanship, together with specialist food and drink producers. The event features a huge range of contemporary work including designer jewellery, ceramics, studio glass, toys, soaps and fashions, with an inspiring choice of festive decorations and wreaths.
Chinese artist Ai Weiwei’s largest U.K. exhibition will be taking place at Blenheim Palace with more than fifty new and iconic artworks on display. (Please see Prices and Advance Tickets, for combined Living Crafts for Christmas and Palace ticket information).
This is the perfect opportunity to choose handmade original gifts for all the family from special presents and personal commissions to simple stocking fillers, while enjoying the seasonal atmosphere in the beautiful courtyards. Festive musical entertainment and street theatre will bring the season to life and the colonnades of the Great Court will be adorned with twinkling Christmas trees.
Festive aromas from the specialist food and drink producers in ‘Tastes of Christmas’ will tempt you with traditional Christmas treats and more unusual foodie ideas.
Admission includes entrance to the magnificent formal gardens and parkland in their winter glory and there is ample free parking.
A magical experience awaits in the Palace which will be decorated for the season with an inspirational display. Combined tickets for both the Palace and the show can be purchased in advance or on the day.