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Christmas at Dunham Massey

Giant deer with sparkling lights stand in front of an illuminated Georgian House. A silhouette of a family are in the centre of this celebratory winter lights event image.
Christmas at Dunham Massey returns for 2023 | © Raymond Gubbay

Firmly positioned as a must-see within the UK’s festive calendar, Christmas at Dunham Massey has everything you need for an unforgettable experience with friends and family.

Masses of twinkling lights and giant glowing deer welcome you to the beautiful and iconic atmosphere of Dunham Massey after dark. Discover new light and sound installations for 2023 as colour-changing batons of light stretch out into the far distance and winding paths pass tunnels of stars. Watch lights dance along the lawn and discover larger than life flowers that tower overhead.

Book your 2023 tickets

Tickets are now on sale for Christmas at Dunham Massey 2023. Secure your tickets today to avoid disappointment.

Essential information

Christmas at Dunham Massey 2023 will run from 17 November to 31 December. Tickets are allocated by staggered trail start times and digital or printed tickets are accepted.

The trail is approximately one mile long and we’d recommend allowing 1 to 2 hours for your visit. Please be aware that the event closes 1.5 hours after the last allocated entry time.

Food, drink and fairground rides are available onsite. Food and drink can be found at the beginning and end of the trail, with additional refreshments at around the midway point. Separate charges apply for all food, drink and rides.

The event takes place entirely outdoors and appropriate clothing and footwear is essential.

Car parking is available onsite but must be pre-booked at the time of ticket purchase. Parking is free for National Trust members with a valid membership card when pre-booked. Parking is available at an additional charge for non-National Trust members.

For answers to other frequently asked questions and to manage an existing order, visit the online event Support Centre.

Access information

The Christmas at Dunham Massey trail route follows majority flat paths that are checked and cared for, daily.
Path markers can be non-traditional – for example strings of lights or short barriers – or absent if the route follows an established path.

Limited seating is located along the route for those who may require a brief pause in the walk. Ask one of our team for the location of the nearest seat. Seating can also be found at the begining and end of the trail, alongside the food, drink and fairground rides.

Wheelchair and mobility scooter loan
Wheelchairs and mobility scooters are available for booking in advance by calling the team at Dunham Massey on 0161 941 1025. Numbers are limited and are allocated on a first-come, first-served basis. This is a free service with donations welcome and used in support of the National Trust’s conservation and care of Dunham Massey.

Dogs and guide dogs
Guide dogs and registered assistance dogs are very welcome at this event. No other dogs can be admitted. Please be aware that the trail can become very busy at peak times.

Calmer sessions
Christmas at Dunham Massey features sound and light. If you or your family would prefer to visit at a time with reduced visitor numbers and lowered audio, find out more about calmer sessions by emailing

Specific accessibility questions
If you have any specific questions relating to accessibility or what to expect at Christmas at Dunham Massey, we are very happy to help. You can email us at

Thank you

Every ticket sold supports the conservation and care of Dunham Massey for everyone, forever.

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