As the festive season envelops us in its warm embrace, as has become tradition in recent years, the residents of Warwick Drive in Hazel Grove, Stockport, came up with another spectacular residential Christmas lights display. This enchanting residential Christmas lights display has become a must-visit attraction for families across South Manchester, bringing joy and wonder to all who witness its beauty.
We weren’t able to get there before Christmas, but managed to get down to wander the road just before New Years Eve before the lights and Christmas trees came down. And as usual, we weren’t disappointed.
Experience the Wonder of Warwick Drive
We visited on New Years Eve just before Storm Henk hit the country. It was extremely windy when we got to Warwick Drive, however From the moment we turned onto Warwick Drive, the world transformed into a dazzling wonderland. The residents of this quaint Hazel Grove street outdone themselves, creating a festive spectacle that will delight the kids and adults alike.
Indeed both of ours were walking wide eyed, reliving the new Eddie Murphy film ‘Candy Cane Lane’ in real life! Each house along Warwick Drive contributes to this magnificent showcase, with twinkling lights, animated figures, and thematic decorations.
A Community Effort That Shines Bright
What sets the Warwick Drive Christmas Lights Display apart is the sense of community it fosters. Neighbours work together to create a cohesive and awe-inspiring experience. The synchronisation of lights from house to house shows a level of collaboration and spirit that truly embodies the essence of Christmas.
However, there is a sadder story to the lights of Warwick Drive and the residents this year raised money for St Ann’s Hospice; a local hospice in nearby Cheadle caring for residents of Greater Manchester with life limiting illnesses
A Feast for the Senses
As we strolled along Warwick Drive, we greeted other families who decided to brave the winds to enjoy the spectacle – not being far from the hills of the Peak District of nearby Disley and High Peak, the cold air blew straight down onto us.
Whilst we walked along we had numerous cars passing us by and as much as we loved the lights (as did all the other visitors), I can imagine it must get slightly frustrating for some of the residents, having people parked up on their footpaths and walking nearby their front rooms.
This is an important reminder to any visitors that if you do go to Warwick Drive, then be considerate to the local residents and as the famous saying goes, leave nothing but memories, take only photos!
Planning Your Visit
The display typically runs from early December to early January, offering ample opportunity for visitors to experience this festive wonder. There are no tickets required, but donations to the chosen charities are greatly appreciated.
A Photographer’s Dream
For photography enthusiasts, Warwick Drive offers a multitude of stunning photo opportunities. The vibrant colours and creative displays provide the perfect backdrop for capturing memorable holiday photos with family and friends.
The kids loved the lights and whilst some of them were a little garish for me and Marnie with various and conflicting colour schemes, the kids didn’t care! Our daughter’s favourite was the house with the Unicorn! Mine has to be the ‘North Pole house’
Perhaps most intriguing of all was the house with a ‘Stockport Frog‘ which you may just be able to spot in the photo below! Following in the charitable theme of this road, these frogs were auctioned off in 2023 raising funds for nearby Stepping Hill Hospital’s children’s ward!
This hidden gem in Stockport is a must-visit destination for families and anyone looking to immerse themselves in the magic of Christmas. As the lights of Warwick Drive shine bright, they remind us of the beauty and joy that this season brings.