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The Magical Woodland hosts spectacular Christmas Light Trail launch event

Over 1,000 guests got into the Christmas spirit for a spectacular festive launch event for The Magical Woodland at Blakemere Village on Friday 24th November 2023.

Over 1,000 guests got into the Christmas spirit for a spectacular festive launch event for The Magical Woodland at Blakemere Village last night, Friday 24th November. Stars of stage, television, radio and football were amongst the first to see this year’s incredible light trail set in 15 acres of stunning countryside. Charlotte Dawson and her family joined Actresses Stephanie Davies, Sarah Jayne Dunn, Emile and Chantelle Heskey and Radio City host Leanne Campbell amongst others to kick start the festive celebrations. Invited guests met the Grumpy Grinch at Whoville, were enchanted by the house from ‘Deck the Halls’ before they made their way across the high seas to visit Tinkerbell in Neverland and encountered the ‘Frozen Woodland’ as they went to meet Santa Claus, Mrs. Claus and their hardworking Elves.

Woodland walkers donned their winter coats, wooly hats, scarves and gloves as they meandered through the enchanting and interactive forest walk with over a million fairy lights, multiple laser displays, digital animation, dazzling tunnels, and captivating canopies of lights and festive tunes which transformed the autumn woodland into a world of pure joy and excitement marking the start of the festive season. This years trail is bigger and better than ever before and has been designed and installed in association with The Festive Group.

Paul Lally, from The Festive Group said “We have worked tirelessly over the past weeks to ensure that year’s installation is bigger and better than ever before with some wonderful festive scenes and guaranteed fun for all the family. We know that a visit to The Magical Woodland will make family memories to last a lifetime”.

Guests were also treated to DJ Dave Seed playing festive tunes in the food court as they enjoyed a selection of hot and cold street style food, mulled wine and toasting marshmallows on an open fire pit as Magical Woodland characters joined them to create an interactive family fun adventure.

Steve Birchall, The Magical Woodland said “We were delighted to open the Christmas light trail on Friday and we know that this year is going to be one of the busiest to date. Watching a sea of happy faces complete the trail makes all the hard work worthwhile and we know that The Magical Woodland creates special moments and unforgettable memories to treasure”.

Guests were also able to get a ‘sneak peek’ at Pete Waterman’s interactive 64ft model railway – which will be on display at Blakemere from the 16th December to 7th January – for further details visit

The Magical Woodland, only 45 minutes from Liverpool, runs until 24th December and guests will be allocated a 1 ½ hour time slot from the time of entry and the interactive sound and light experience can be looped as many times as you wish, with plenty of opportunities to refuel and warm up with tasty snacks and hot drinks at the stunning food court. Whether you want to stop off at one of the cosy fire pits to roast marshmallows or enjoy delicious street food style treats in the food court your festive experience will be one for the memory bank!

Whatever you are doing to get ready for the ‘big day’ The Magical Woodland will brighten up your preparations and help you to make some truly captivating Christmas memories! 

 So Let it Glow…. Let it Glow…. Let it Glow…. at The Magical Woodland this year!

Onsite car parking is available and can be booked online when purchasing tickets.

Magical Woodland, Blakemere Village, Chester Road, Northwich, Cheshire, CW8 2EB

Magical Woodland open from Friday 24th November – Sunday 24th December 2023

Ticket Prices

Adults £23.95
Children £16.50
Family Ticket £75.00 (2 Adults, 2 Children)
Group Discount (8+) £18.95

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