The magical, after-dark, illuminated trail

It's definitely the most wonderful time of the year when the after-dark sparkling trail lights up once more and winds magically through the formal gardens and deer park of Dunham Massey.

Now in its third year, the winter trail is established as a much-anticipated family tradition. Along our 2019 route you'll notice all-new installations. Enter a grand avenue replanted with gigantic flowers with the house brought to life by festive projections. Walk through the dynamic, glowing Vortex Tunnels and stroll towards the mesmerising reflections made by Fire on Water. Watch out as lights seem to tumble from the undergrowth and light up trees like fizzing fireworks and take time to pause at the delicate carpet of colour-changing blooms.

If you've been before, you'll be pleased to see some of your favourites return this year. Spot the larger-than-life glittering deer and walk through the towering Tunnel of Light twinkling with thousands of pea-lights. Take in the Field of Light and discover the woodland world festooned with seasonal cheer.

Have a holly, jolly Christmas and complete your walk under the stars with spiced cider, mulled wine or hot chocolate.* Gather around the fire-pit with family and friends to toast marshmallows and end the evening in Dunham Massey's well-stocked gift shop.* Why not pick up some treats to take away with you for the journey home too?

For the young ones there's a Victorian carousel*, helter skelter* and other family rides* and keep your eyes peeled for Father Christmas and his helpers along the way.

*Separate charges apply

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Please see below for highlights of Christmas: