THE countdown to Christmas has started and Delamere Forest is getting ready to welcome its new glittering illuminated trail from November 26 to December 31.

Inspired by the landscape itself, visitors will explore a festive adventure in a world of trees, dramatically drenched with stunning lights and set to the soundtrack of seasonal favourites at the Foresty England feature.

The family-friendly festive trail features dragonflies, singing trees and shimmering reflections that cast light into hidden places.

Internationally acclaimed installation artworks Florison and the Christmas Cathedral with 1,000 pea lights are also to be found woven into the forest landscape, lighting hidden nooks of the deep forest.

Father Christmas will also be a star guest at the attraction along the way.

Independent street food vendors will offer toasted marshmallows, a spiced winter warmer or hot chocolate shared with someone special.

The 'My Christmas at Delamere Forest' trail is designed for visitors of all ages and is accessible to all to enjoy.

Tickets are selling fast and can be booked at

Christmas at Delamere Forest is brought by Sony Music in partnership with Forestry England. The trail is created by Culture Creative.

The trail is open from 4.30pm, last entry 8pm and closes at 10pm.

Advanced tickets are priced adult £19.50, child £13.50, family £62 (two adults and two children). Free entry for carers and children aged two and under. Parking £8 per car.

Delamere Forest members receive £1.50 per person discount (maximum six people).