Christmas days out in the North West

Experience traditions from the past at special places in the North West this Christmas. Discover how this time of year was celebrated in Regency times, take in the sights, sounds and smells of a Tudor Christmas or step back in time on the cobbles of a festive courtyard.

Christmas decorations inside the house at Lyme

Regency music, merriment and feasts at Lyme

Start your Christmas celebrations at Lyme as you experience a Regency Christmas, with each room of the house setting the scene for a differenct celebration. From Stir Up Sunday and St. Nicholas Day all the way through to Twelfth Night, the Regency festive season was nearly six weeks of revelry and parties. Get in the festive spirit with dancing, singing and decorations.

Visitors enjoying a decorated Christmas tree

Christmas on the cobbles at Dunham Massey

Step into the Christmas Courtyard at Dunham Massey to take in the festive decorations and giant Christmas tree. Wander through the Servants Quarters to see how they would've been decorated in times gone by and explore objects from Dunham's very own Christmas past.

Visitors enjoying a hot drink outside in winter

Re-discover Christmas classics at Quarry Bank

Get lost in traditional stories at Quarry Bank this Christmas. Explore the mill, gardens and houses to re-discover festive classics such as A Christmas Carol, The Nutcracker and The Snow Queen, or head to the Apprentice House for a special Christmas tour. Afterwards, cosy up in the mill and garden cafés with a hearty stew or warming hot chocolate.

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