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Christmas around Cheshire and Greater Manchester

Celebrate Christmas in Cheshire and Greater Manchester on a festive day out with events and activities to enjoy with family and friends. From houses dressed for the season to Father Christmas and winter light events.

Christmas 2023 is now over.

Thank you to everyone who visited us in December 2023. Check back here in autumn for information on what's on in 2024.

Top Christmas days out near Cheshire and Greater Manchester

A giant cracker in front of a fireplace decorated for Christmas with presents in it.
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Christmas at Lyme 

Get into the festive spirit with a visit to Lyme this Christmas. For the first time the house was open every day from 1 - 24 December where families were invited help Mr. Fox celebrate christmas with magnificent and unusual beasts sheltering from the rain.

A child greeting Father Christmas with a high five
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A magical family Christmas at Quarry Bank 

For Christmas 2023 at Quarry Bank we invited you to bring the whole family to enjoy the magic and wonder of the festive season.

A herd of deer gather in the snow in the Dunham Massey Park.
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Dunham Massey at Christmastime 

Celebrate Christmas time with a family day out at Dunham Massey. Enjoy festive events and winter walks or pre-book a Christmas Lunch in the Stables Restaurant.

A jester, dressed in yellow and black with matching hat and astride a red hobbyhorse, greets visitors at Little Moreton Hall, Cheshire
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Christmas at Little Moreton Hall 

Check back on our website in Autumn 2024 for more details of our Christmas event. Experience Christmas traditions of the past in rooms decorated for Christmases of different eras at the moated Tudor manor house of Little Moreton Hall, on three December weekends.

A child and mother looking at the decorations on a Christmas tree at Tatton Park, Cheshire
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Tatton Park at Christmas 

Head into the Gardener's Cottage tearoom at Tatton for a Wonderland themed afternoon tea, or meet up with friends in the Stableyard for a special Christmas carols event.

Knutsford, Cheshire

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Christmas at Dunham Massey

The silhouette of a family walking beside two giant illuminated deer installations
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Christmas at Dunham Massey 

The festive light trail at Dunham Massey features beautiful walk-through light installations, joyful Christmas music, and seasonal food and drink. Ideal for all ages and abilities, this iconic trail is the perfect place to share special moments with those you love.

Christmas days out further afield

Detail of a Christmas tree, decorated with baubles and dried oranges

Christmas days out in Liverpool and Lancashire 

Plan a Christmas day out in Liverpool and Lancashire with lots of festive events and things to do. See a Tudor house adorned with festive decorations, have breakfast with Father Christmas, or enjoy a winter walk with friends and family.

View of the house lit up at Sizergh from the courtyard, with two fir trees decorated in Christmas lights

Christmas in the Lake District 

Plan your festive day out around places in the Lake District and find lots of things to see and do with all the family.

Visitors in the Blue Drawing Room at Christmas at Powis Castle in Powys, Wales

Christmas in Wales 

Whether you’re looking for castles bursting with ornate decorations, places to meet Father Christmas, a day out at a Christmas market or simply enjoy a crisp winter walk, we have plenty of places in Wales for a festive day out.

Visitors walking through a corridor at Nostell with Christmas tree in the foreground

Christmas in Yorkshire 

For Christmas 2023 the houses, gardens and parklands around Yorkshire were transformed for the festive period. Find out about our Christmas and winter days out and the things to see and do with the family that took place. This page will be updated for Christmas 2024 nearer the time.nk.

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    A young girl and family member admiring the blossom in the Lower Garden at Quarry Bank, Cheshire

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