Get ready to sparkle this Christmas at Dunham Massey
The countdown to Christmas has started, and National Trust’s beautiful Dunham Massey in Manchester is getting ready to welcome its glittering Illuminated Trail back this year, from
19 November 2021 to 2 January 2022.
Get your Christmas sparkle on and be surrounded by over a million twinkling lights, colourful trees and amazing illuminated installations, all choreographed to a soundtrack of much-loved seasonal classics, transforming Dunham Massey’s majestic gardens into a winter wonderland.
We want you to be the first to know what’s new at this year’s trail. Highlights include:
- Illuminated Roses – A stunning installation lighting up the Rose Garden
- Triangulate – walk through this triangular tunnel and immerse yourself in a sea of moving lights, colours and patterns that dance in time to the music
- Fire Garden – pause for a moment of reflection at the glowing fire garden
Independent street food vendors bring a delicious twist to tasty treats on offer. Have yourself a holly, jolly Christmas and complete your walk under the stars with *toasted marshmallows, a *spiced winter warmer or *hot chocolate shared with someone special.
Christmas at Dunham Massey provides a special way to celebrate the festive season with an unmissable outdoor experience. The trail is designed for visitors of all ages and is accessible to all to enjoy.
Tickets are now limited, book soon to avoid disappointment.
Christmas at Dunham Massey is brought to you by Sony Music in partnership with the National Trust. The trail is created by Culture Creative.
Admission: Limited availability, therefore early booking is advised.
Advanced From: Adult £21, Child £13.50,
Family £45.99-£66 (1 or 2 adults & 2 children).
Free entry for carers and children aged 2 & under.
Parking £8 per car. Free for National Trust members when booked in advance.
Rose Garden by Mandylights, My Christmas Trails 2020. Photo by Rikard Österlund © Sony Music
Glittering Deer by Culture Creative. My Christmas Trails 2020. Photo by Richard Haughton © Sony Music
Fire Garden by pa-BOOM, My Christmas Trails 2017. Photo by Richard Haughton © Sony Music
About Dunham Massey
Encircled by its protective wall, Dunham Massey, with its Georgian house filled with treasures and stories, and a 3000 acre deer park, filled with architectural oddities and a resident herd of fallow deer, is a green oasis nestled between the urban sprawl of Manchester and the rural tranquillity of Cheshire. Dunham is also home to one of Britain’s finest Winter Gardens, with plenty of scent and colour to delight the senses. Full of historic features such as the Orangery and flowers such as snowdrops, daffodils, bluebells and roses, that provide an ever-changing landscape of colours and scents.
About the National Trust
The National Trust is a conservation charity founded in 1895 by three people: Octavia Hill, Sir Robert Hunter and Hardwicke Rawnsley, who saw the importance of the nation’s heritage and open spaces and wanted to preserve them for everyone to enjoy. Today, across England, Wales and Northern Ireland, they continue to look after places so people and nature can thrive.
The challenges of the coronavirus pandemic have shown this is more important than ever. From finding fresh air and open skies to tracking a bee’s flight to a flower; from finding beauty in an exquisite painting or discovering the hidden history of a country house nearby – the places they care for enrich people’s lives.
Entirely independent of Government, the National Trust looks after more than 250,000 hectares of countryside, 780 miles of coastline and 500 historic properties, gardens and nature reserves.
The National Trust is for everyone – they were founded for the benefit of the whole nation. They receive on average more than 26.9 million visits each year to the places they care for that have an entry fee, and an estimated 100m visits to the outdoor places that are free of charge. Paying visitors, together with their 5.6 million members and more than 53,000 volunteers, support their work to care for nature, beauty, history. For everyone, for ever.
For more information and ideas for great seasonal days out go to: www.nationaltrust.org.uk
About Sony Music
Sony Music has been delivering illuminated Christmas trails for over eight years. Each trail is carefully designed to showcase the natural and unique environment of the individual location. There are currently 22 trails across the UK, Europe, USA, and Australia within the My Christmas Trails and Lightscape portfolios.
The chosen partners for national and international heritage and prestigious venues include: Blenheim Palace; The National Trust; Forestry England; The Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew; Royal Botanic Garden, Edinburgh; Botanic Gardens, Chicago, USA and Royal Botanic Gardens Victoria, Melbourne, Australia.
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About Culture CreativeCulture Creative is a creative project and production management company based in the North East of England. The Company works across a wide range of cultural fields including art, sport, heritage, tourism, festivals and events, developing projects from concept to delivery. Since 2013 Culture Creative has worked closely with Sony Music to create Lightscape and Christmas themed trails in various venues across the UK and overseas.
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