Nutcracker Christmas Mansion
Tuesday 25 November 2014 to Sunday 21 December 2014 11am – 4pm (last entry 3pm)
Adult £9, Child £5

Enter the world of the Stahlbaum family as Clara and Fritz celebrate a traditional Christmas Eve in the Nutcracker Mansion. Walking through the festive dining room towards the grand tree in the cupola hall, scenes from the ballet start to unfold. Witness the battle between Clara’s Nutcracker doll and gingerbread soldiers against the Mouse King and his army of mice, then follow Clara’s journey as she weaves through the Christmas Forest to the Land of Sweets. Classical music will accompany your visit and on reaching the servants’ quarters there are demonstrations on how to make the pomanders and garlands which are displayed throughout the Mansion. Costumed guides will be baking traditional festive delicacies and there are mincemeat treats to enjoy. Please note that only the ground floor is open at Christmas and prices apply to all visitors including National Trust members.

The Speakeasy Ball at Tatton Park
Friday 28 November 2014 to Wednesday 31 December 2014
Call to make reservations

Prohibition is back for Christmas 2014 as JD Parties bring the opulence and mystery of 1920s speakeasies to life with a night of forbidden drinks and pure entertainment – this is one Christmas party guaranteed to be roaring! The JD Parties team continues to offer the ultimate Christmas party experience with yet another season at The Starlit Pavilion, Tatton Park. Our legendary show and exceptional quality catering and service will continue to impress, along with the charity casino, interactive photo booths and a few surprises. This year promises to be the most glamorous and exciting Christmas party ever! Dates & Prices Party Dates Inc. VAT (Exc. VAT) Friday 28 November £49.50 (£41.25) Saturday 29 November £49.50 (£41.25) Friday 5th December £49.50 (£41.25) Saturday 6th December £59.50 (£49.58) Friday 12th December £59.50 (£49.58) Saturday 13th December £59.50 (£49.58) Thursday 18th December £49.50 (£41.25) Friday 19th December £59.50 (£49.58) Saturday 20th December £59.50 (£49.58) Inclusive Party Package Monday 22nd December £69.50 (£57.97) New Year’s Eve Gala Dinner Wednesday 31st December £75.00 (£62.50) Side shows and silent auction in aid of: Manchester Children’s Hospital. Free on-site parking. The venue is also available for exclusive events – please contact JD Parties to find out more. Book online: jdparties.co.uk / 0844 318 3903 / info@jdparties.co.uk

Father Christmas at the Farm
Saturday 29 November 2014 to Sunday 21 December 2014
Bring the family down to Tatton’s Farm to greet Father Christmas and his rare breed farmyard friends, some of whom are the star attractions in the nativity scene. Once the children have received their free gift from Father Christmas there is so much to keep them occupied :- an outdoor play trail and den-building area, an indoor playbarn with ride-on tractors and music from brass bands or choirs. Families will love milking the wooden cow in the shippon, story-telling and visiting Aunt Mary in her cottage. Meet our reindeer Prancer and Dancer : Prancer is part of our animal adoption scheme, which would be a great gift for any member of the family. Visit the Farm on Saturdays and Sundays from 29th November until 21st December. Adult £6, Child £5 (includes a gift from Father Christmas).

Carols By The Tree
9 dates between 6 December 2014 and 13 December 2014
Adult £9, Child £9
Enjoy a glass of festive cheer and a mince pie followed by carols in the elegant Edwardian dining room.

Christmas Candle Making
Weekends, 6 – 28 December 2014
English Heritage Members Free
Adult £6.10
Child 5-15 years £3.70
Concession £5.50
Family £15.90

Join us this festive season and get into the Christmas spirit and learn how
to make your very own candle to take home with you. Whatever the weather, join us at Beeston Castle and enjoy this Christmas craft activity for all the family. Before you leave don’t forget to have a browse in our delightful shop for unique heritage-inspired Christmas gifts.
There will be an additional £2 charge per person for this event.

Christmas Carols at Stamford Hospital
14 December 2014
Adult £9, Child £9
Enjoy carols and songs composed from poems written by Stamford Hospital soldiers at this festive event in the Great Hall, which was used as the recreation room of the hospital. Enjoy a drink and mince pie in the Kitchen beforehand.

Father Christmas at Dunham Massey
20 December 2014 12:00pm and 21 December 2014 12:00pm
Child £4
Come and meet Father Christmas in the dining room and let him know what’s on your Christmas list. Take home a small gift to remind you of the day. Limited availability, timed tickets apply. 15 family places per half hour, collect a token from Visitor Reception on the event day for a time slot. Members free entry. Non-members child £4.00, accompanying adults free.

Christmas Wreath Making
Saturday 6 December 2014 10am-3pm
£35
Indulge your creativity during the festive season. Join the gardening team to produce you own beautiful Christmas wreath to take home.

Yule Yomp
Sunday 7 December 2014 10am
A 10k cross country run starting at Tatton Park and finishing at Egerton Youth Club. Starts 10am. Visit www.tattonyuleyomp.co.uk

Northern Chamber Orchestra Christmas Concert
Thursday 11 December 2014 8pm
Adult £20.00 Under 18s £12.00
The perfect way to start the festive season – with popular classics, Christmas favourites and carols. Featuring NCO’s Nicholas Ward, violin and Weaverham High School Choir. Call 0161 247 2220 to book tickets. Before this festive evening concert from the NCO, visit the Nutcracker Mansion and enjoy a warming winter drink.

City of Chester Male Voice Choir Christmas Concert
Friday 12 December 2014 8pm
£15.00
This Christmas Concert from the City of Chester Male Voice Choir offers something for all tastes. The programme includes Mozarts’s Gloria, Veni Jesu, Unchained Melody and Some Enchanted Evening in the first half, followed by Christmas music after the interval. The choir was originally formed in 1941 by the late Fred Warren under the name of Cestrian Male Voice Choir, until 1999 when the current name was adopted. The choir has toured extensively throughout Britain, Europe and the USA and in November 2013 they won the male voice section of the North Wales Choral Festival in Llandudno. Before the concert, visit the Nutcracker Mansion and enjoy a warming winter drink.

Roberts Bakery Band Christmas Concert
Saturday 13 December 2014 8pm
£15.00
This Christmas Concert from the Roberts Bakery Band offers something for all tastes. The musical director is Simon Stonehouse. The Roberts Bakery Band was formed from the Middlwich Town Band after securing sponsorship from the Northwich based company in 1980. The band has worn their sponsor’s name with pride ever since and is extremely grateful for their ongoing support. The band’s real love of concerts has enabled it to raise thousands of pounds for charities such as Macmmillan Cancer Support, the Royal Air Force Association and St Luke’s Hospice. Before the concert, visit the Nutcracker Mansion and enjoy a warming winter drink.

The Snow Queen
Sunday 14 December 2014 2pm
Family £30.00, Adult £12.00, Child £8.00
“The Snow Queen” is a unique take on Hans Christian Andersen’s classic fairy tale with a team of three actors from Quantum Theatre entertaining you with an adapted version of the story in a family production aimed at all ages

Deer Feed and Trailer Ride
Wednesday 17 December 2014 Tuesday 23 December 2014 9.30am – 10.30am
£6 per adult: £4 per child.
Take a trailer ride with the Rangers to watch the daily winter deer feed. Get a close look at hundreds of deer feeding in their beautiful natural setting. Minimum age 4 years

Father Christmas at Dunham Massey
Saturday, 20 December 2014 12pm – 3:45 pm
Timed tickets apply, please collect a token from Visitor Reception on the event day. Members free entry. Non-members child £4.00, accompanying adults free.
Child £4

Come and meet Father Christmas in the dining room and let him know what’s on your Christmas list. Take home a small gift to remind you of the day.