Magical Illuminated Trail at Dunham Massey – Christmas 2021

Magical Illuminated Trail at Dunham Massey – Christmas 2021 – Christmas at Dunham Massey returns to the historic National Trust property in Cheshire on various dates from 19th November 2021 – 2nd January 2022.  We love these illuminated trails.  As well as the illuminations there will be a Victorian carousel, helter-skelter and other family rides (you will need to pay extra for these) and keep your eyes peeled for Father Christmas and his helpers along the way. 

Discover new immersive installations as the magical winter trail is set to be bigger and better than ever. Now in its fifth year, the seasonal trail is established as a much-anticipated experience for all. 

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Dunham Massey Christmas

Christmas at Dunham Massey, the after-dark illuminated festive trail, returns to the historic National Trust place in Greater Manchester from 19 November 2021 – 2 January 2022.

Trail highlights for 2021

  • Illuminated Roses – A stunning installation lighting up the Rose Garden
  • Triangulate – walk through this triangular tunnel and immerse yourself in a sea of moving lights, colours and patterns that dance in time to the music
  • Fire Garden – pause for a moment of reflection at the glowing fire garden

It may only be June but public demand for Dunham Massey’s hugely popular Christmas light trail has been very high, so early booking is advised to avoid disappointment. 

This family-friendly one-mile magical festive trail will once again be awash with enchanting illuminations. 

Christmas at Dunham Massey is full of seasonal surprises and shimmering reflections that cast light on beautiful silhouettes of majestic trees, all choreographed to a soundtrack of festive classics.  

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Independent street food vendors bring a delicious twist to tasty treats on offer. Have yourself a holly, jolly Christmas and complete your walk under the stars with a *spiced winter warmer or *hot chocolate shared with someone special.  

Christmas at Dunham Massey provides a special way to celebrate the festive season with an unmissable outdoor experience. The trail is designed for visitors of all ages to enjoy. 

Income raised from Christmas at Dunham Massey allows the National Trust to carry out important conservation work, create new habitats and look after one of Greater Manchester’s largest green spaces for everyone to enjoy. This year the charity aims to plant thousands of trees and carry out a vital roofing project on the mill, the oldest building in the historic park. 

Christmas at Dunham Massey is brought to you by Sony Music in partnership with the National Trust.  The trail is created by Culture Creative. 

What:               Christmas at Dunham Massey – The after-dark illuminated trail through festive gardens
              From 19 November 2021 – 2 January 2022 – selected dates. 

Open from 4.30pm, last entry 8.15pm and closes at 10pm.

Why Visit:        Discover a Christmas illuminated trail for all the family set within the beautiful

landscape of Dunham Massey.

Admission:      Limited availability, therefore early booking is advised.

Advanced From: Adult £21, Child £13.50,
Family £45.99-£66 (1 or 2 adults & 2 children). 
Free entry for carers and children aged 2 & under.

Parking £8 per car. Free for National Trust members when booked in advance.

Website: | #christmasatdunhammassey | #mychristmastrails

Address:          Dunham Massey, Altrincham, Cheshire WA14 4SJ

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Also have a look at our round up of Christmas Events in Manchester or the fabulous things to do at Christmas in Yorkshire.