Tis’ soon the season to embrace the festive spirit and where better to celebrate Christmas than in the magical grounds of Tatton Park? Known for its family offering and festive traditions, they’ve pulled together a number of top events for this Christmas.
Father Christmas at the Farm
For the believers in all of us, visitors can meet Father Christmas and his reindeer, Prancer and Dancer. Music from choirs and brass bands accompany a children’s entertainer and storyteller and everyone can have a go at making their own magic reindeer feed. Tickets are available at £7.00 for adults and £6.50 for children (0-15) including a gift. No pre-booking necessary.
Farm dates and times:
Sat 1 and Sun 2 Dec – 11am until 4pm (last entry 3pm)
Sat 8and Sun 9Dec – 11am until 4pm (last entry 3pm)
Sat 15 and Sun 16Dec - 11am until 4pm (last entry 3pm)
Sat 22and Sun 23 Dec - 11am until 4pm (last entry 3pm)
The ‘Food Glorious Food’ Christmas Mansion
Enter a magical Christmas Mansion inspired by the theme of ‘Food Glorious Food’. Discover the impressive state rooms and servants quarters decorated to celebrate seasonal fayre: experience a traditional Egerton family feast in the dining room, follow the jelly sweet path as it twists through the gingerbread village and enjoy the scents of oranges and cinnamon in the scullery. Help the servants with their Christmas food preparations and don’t forget the ‘sprout spotting’ trail for little ones! Festive treats and music will accompany your visit.
Mansion prices, dates and times:
Adult £10, Children (ages 4-15) £6
Tuesday 27 Nov to Sun 2 Dec, 11am – 4pm (last entry 3pm)
Tuesday 4 Dec to Sun 9 Dec, 11am – 4pm (last entry 3pm)*
Fri 14 Dec to Sun 16 Dec, 11am – 4pm (last entry 3pm)
Fri 21 Dec to Sat 22 Dec, 11am – 4pm (last entry 3pm)
Sun 23 Dec, 1pm – 4pm (last entry 3.30pm
*Fri 7 Dec 11am – 6pm (last entry 5.30pm)
Festive Friday – Friday 7 December
Join other revellers for a jam-packed day of festivities, shopping and food! Pick up those last minute gifts in Tatton's popular Christmas Gift Fair, light Father Christmas' route with lanterns as he pays a special visit to the Stableyard and don't forget to bring your Christmas list to put in the special Santa post box!
Tatton's Food Glorious Food Mansion, specialty shops and restaurants are all open later than normal - finish off your evening with a winter warming dish or a festive afternoon tea with fizz!
Festive Friday times:
Gift Fair 11.30am – 6pm
Lantern Parade 6pm onwards
Mansion 11am – 6pm (last entry 5.30pm)
Stableyard shops and restaurants 10am – 7.30pm
Christmas Gift Fair Weekend
With over 40 stalls in the atmospheric Tenant’s Hall, the popular shopping fair offers a wide range of unique gift ideas, food and drinks – perfect for those last minute presents! Free entry.
Gift fair dates and times:
Fri 7 Dec, 11:30am – 6pm
Sat 8 Dec and Sun 9 Dec, 10am – 4pm
Northern Chamber Orchestra – Fri 14 Dec, 7pm
This year the nationally acclaimed NCO will delight audiences with a mixture of popular classical music and festive favourites for all the family to enjoy! A visit to the ‘Food Glorious Food’ Christmas Mansion and refreshments before the evening performance is included. Visit www.ncorch.co.uk for tickets, or call 0161 247 2220.
Macclesfield Male Voice Choir – Sat 15 Dec, 7pm
Presenting a programme of well-known male voice numbers and Christmas classics, the fabulous Macclesfield Male Voice Choir return to Tatton Park by popular demand. Included in the ticket is a visit to the ‘Food Glorious Food’ Christmas Mansion and refreshments prior to this evening concert. Visit www.tattonpark.org.uk/events for tickets.
Christmas Carols in the Stableyard – Sun 23 Dec, 3-4pm
Sing-a-long to your favourite carols with the brilliant King Edwards concert band and choir. Pick up last minute gifts and enjoy warming winter food and drink in the Stableyard. For a truly magical Christmas experience visit the Farm and Mansion first to complete the festive fun.