A blend of festive light trail and wondrous winter festival, create a new winter family tradition on this glittering winter adventure!

As we approach the longest night, we invite you to step into an incredible, wild, glittering world at Tatton Park Gardens this Christmas. Fall into a world of folklore, festive tradition and ridiculous rituals as the characters and creatures from winter myths and stories come to life.

Expect an incredible illuminated trail, where winter witch goddesses have captured the moon and sun and shapeshifting snow hares play tricks on us all. Visit the heart of Yuletide, keeping warm as you dance to wild folk bands, crown your family’s ‘Lord of Misrule’ and gather round the fire for wondrous tales.

The Glittering Trail

Walk along the glittering trail to discover stories and folklore, interactive puppets and intrigue. Join us on a beautiful, performative light trail through the gardens. Based on thrilling winter folklore, you’ll see wondrous installations, interactive light effects, illuminated puppets and costumed characters bring the stories of winter to life.

The Yuletide Gathering

Join us as we gather round the fire for folk stories, hit the dancefloor for whirling festive folk music, and wrap up warm as we gasp at the fire jugglers. Explore the Yuletide Gathering area at your own pace, and treat yourself to some toasted marshmallows or mulled wine.

Winter Solstice

On Friday 22nd December, we’ll be welcoming the Winter Solstice with an even more spectacular evening. With more whirling music, a torchlit procession, and extra performance, on the day when the sun stands still and we start to look towards Spring, we’ll be celebrating in glorious, glittering style.

Produced by Wild Rumpus

We are the creators of Just So Festival, Timber Festival, and lots of other family adventures. We produced Lanterns at Chester Zoo for 6 years, and are thrilled to be moving our Christmas wonder to Tatton in 2023. We are a not-for-profit arts organisation based in Cheshire. Wild Rumpus deepen nature connectedness through a programme of projects including festivals, large-scale events, creative interventions, meaningful partnerships and sector development work. We work internationally from our exploratory creation space in an English Woodland. www.wildrumpus.org.uk