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 Victorian 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.

Victorian Christmas tree trimming at Speke Hall

Decking the hall Victorian-style at Speke

Experience a Christmas past as close to the one we celebrate today with carols, festive trees and traditional games at Speke's Victorian Christmas. Take in the sight and smell of Christmas as handmade garlands decorate the ground floor and discover how the traditions we have today started. Escape the Christmas madness with a more relaxing visit to our Tranquil Festive Fridays.

Marchpane with xmas trees

Tudor traditions at Little Moreton Hall

Start your visit with a warm spiced drink and ginger biscuit while you explore the dazzling Yuletide decorations. At the weekends, the Great Hall will come to life with live music, choir singing, storytelling and jesters: a fitting way to honour the grandeur of a Tudor Christmas.