Now in its third year, the light trail is a hugely popular festive treat. Building upon the success of previous years, the Illuminated Trail for 2019 is set to be bigger and more spectacular than ever.

Working with world-renowned sculpture artists this year's trail includes French artistic studio TILT with Lily of the Valley and Australia's Mandylights, with their iconic Cathedral of Light and magical Laser Garden.

Kirsten Warren, General Manager at Dunham Massey says: “Each year we see the illuminated trail develop with stunning new artist installations alongside returning family-favourites – Cranberry Sparklesnaps our giant deer is a must-see!

“Bringing the house and gardens to life with the sights and sounds of Christmas creates such a magical experience - we can't wait to see the stunning new sculptures light up,” she added.

The trail takes visitors of all ages on a mile-long magical walk where they can also see work from UK based artists including Cristina Ottonello, a specialist in the construction of large-scale temporary installations, whose work Heart Walk features ten x 2.5m high hearts each 1.25m in diameter that appear to float above the heads of visitors as they stroll along.

Award-winning, multi-sensory artists Ithaca are installing Firework Trees that crackle and whoosh with lights and a large-scale piece Sea of Light which uses an immersive mix of sound, light and technology to transport visitors into a festive fairy-tale.

Cathedral of Light by Mandylights is a real show-stopper of an installation.  Its 30m long majestic cathedral window-like structure creating a tunnel of light for visitors to wander through and immerse themselves in sparkle.

The Liverpool Lantern Company will be showcasing Cyclamens, a larger-than-life installation of 50 illuminated flowers creating a carpet of colour-changing blooms.

On the water there will be Lightworks' Fire Garden made of rings of fire and, bringing the front of Dunham Massey house to life will be the Walking Theatre Company. Their unique brand of 'walking' theatre will gently draw audiences into the festive drama, making a fun, interactive and spontaneous event.

Christmas at Dunham Massey is brought to you by leading events promoter Raymond Gubbay Limited, a division of Sony Music, in partnership with the National Trust (Registered Charity 205846).  The trail is created by Culture Creative Limited.

What: Christmas at Dunham Massey, the magical, after-dark, illuminated trail

When: From 22 November – 30 December, 2019 – selected dates

Why Visit: Discover a Christmas Light Trail for all the family set within the beautiful landscape of Dunham Massey

Admission: From: Adult £17.50, Child (3-16) £11.00, Family £54.00

Website: nationaltrust.org.uk/dunham-massey/features/christmas-at-dunham-massey