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Christmas at Dunham Massey

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Christmas at Dunham Massey returns for 2024 | © Raymond Gubbay

Tickets are now on sale for Christmas at Dunham Massey 2024. Book now to secure your preferred date and time.

Masses of twinkling lights, magnificent installations, and seasonal music come together against the beautiful backdrop of the Dunham Massey gardens, moat and park.

This unforgettable, family-friendly festive event is perfect for making memories with loved ones. Find beams of light amongst ancient trees, marvel at dancing lights on the moat, and discover beautiful installations along the winding paths of the gardens.

Book your 2024 tickets today to secure your preferred date and time.

Essential information

Christmas at Dunham Massey 2024 will run from 15 November to 1 January. 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. Parking is available at an additional charge for non-National Trust members.

Caring for the environment
Christmas at Dunham Massey takes place at one of the National Trust’s most visited places.

As a home for important animal species, annual ecological surveys support us to ensure the impact of the event on this beautiful place is carefully managed.

The trail route, lights and sound are planned with bat roosts, animal homes, and ancient trees in mind. Using bio-fuel and efficient approaches to power usage helps us reduce any environmental impact.

As a conservation charity, the care and longevity of Dunham Massey’s gardens and land remain our ultimate priority. Every ticket sold supports the conservation and care of Dunham Massey for everyone, forever.

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 beginning 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, please book early to avoid disappointment. 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.

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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