Tickets are now available for Christmas at Dunham Massey, the after-dark illuminated festive trail which returns to the National Trust venue between November 17 and December 31.

The trail will have new features this year, including colour-changing batons of light stretching out into the distance, a large silver star shrouded in mist, and star-shaped arches high above. 

There will also be a glimpse of Father Christmas along the way.

With demand for the event often high, people intending to attend are urged to book in advance to avoid missing out.

Matthew Findlay, Head of UK Trails for Sony Music/Raymond Gubbay Ltd, said: "Positive public feedback was overwhelming last year and we urge everyone to come and see our exciting new innovations for 2023.

"The trail will be a fantastic combination of spectacular new creations and some classic favourites, which will delight visitors young and old in what has become a festive family tradition for so many."

Christmas at Dunham Massey sees shimmering reflections that cast light on beautiful silhouettes of majestic trees, all choreographed to a soundtrack of festive favourites. 

Along the trail, there will be opportunities to purchase food and drinks from independent street.

Georgina Lofthouse, General Manager of Dunham Massey, added: “It’s wonderful to see so many people enjoying the Georgian house, gardens and deer park adorned with seasonal sparkle at Christmas time.

“Every ticket sold supports the National Trust to look after this special place for everyone to enjoy, from caring for the roaming fallow deer to ensuring the historic longevity of the historic collection in this house.”

The event is open from 4.30pm to 10pm each night, except for November 20, 21, 27 and 28, as well as December 4, 11 and 25.

To book tickets for the event, visit to secure the date and time of your choice.