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Cancelled in 2020.

From 6th November to 22nd December 2021.

(to be confirmed).


The, original, biggest and - arguably - the best Christmas market in the country, Manchester Christmas Markets is the ideal destination for a festive outing.


Arriving in the city in 1999, the first Christmas market in the UK has grown every year since, now attracting more than nine millions visitors each year. Some 300 beautifully crafted stalls offer mouth-watering international food, drinks and finely crafted Yuletide gifts in the heart of the buzzing city centre. 


Spread across 10 individual sites – each with distinctive own distinctive character – Manchester Christmas Markets has something to offer every festive visitor. 


This year the market will also introduce a designated family site for the first time with fun rides and entertainment throughout the season, including: LED light performers, magicians and street theatre - with spectacular views of the Manchester Cathedral and National Football Museum.


Best hotels for Christmas

in Manchester

Motel One Manchester-Piccadilly

Motel One ★★

From €81 / night

Central-city location

Free WiFi and use of on-site bar One Lounge


The Principal Manchester

The Principal Manchester ★★ 

From €185 / night

Set in the heart of Manchester’s vibrant city centre

Tea/coffee-making facilities


Radisson Blu Edwardian Manchester

Radisson Blu Edwardian ★★★★

From €112 / night

Housed in Manchester's famous Free Trade Hall

Indoor pool, hot tub and a health spa


Novotel Manchester Centre

Novotel Manchester Centre ★★

From €105/ night

In Manchester's lively Chinatown

Steam room with a tropical rain shower


The Midland - QHotels

The Midland - QHotels ★★★★

From €190 / night

Manchester city centre

Relaxation pool and thermal areas


Hotel Gotham

Hotel Gotham ★★★★

From €171/ night

Located in the centre of Manchester

Rooftop terrace and free WiFi


Tours & Activities

in Manchester

Christmas in Manchester

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Top things to do

for Christmas in Manchester

Family destination at Cathedral Gardens

Manchester Christmas Market
Manchester City Council

Enjoy toffee waffles, home made fudge and of course plenty of hot chocolate and Gluwein to get in the Christmas Spirit.  See our amazing LED light performers and magicians and daytime street theatre.  All situated with spectacular views of the Manchester Cathedral and National Football Museum.


The Mill - Exchange Square

Manchester Christmas Market
Manchester City Council

This city tour is a little different from the rest and will provide answers to many interesting questions about this traditional Christmas market. A guide will explain the background of the historic places all around the site of today’s market and introduce the visitors to vendors who will provide insight into their professional lives while sharing a few colourful anecdotes.


Albert Square Market in the shadow of the Manchester Town Hall and the iconic giant santa

Manchester Christmas Market
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If you would like to see the Lion City and the Christmas market from an unusual perspective, climbing the 61-metre town hall tower is well worth the effort. 161 steps later, you will be rewarded with a beautiful panoramic view. You can climb the tower either on your own or as part of a professional city tour.


Best Christmas Destinations in Europe