From 9th November to 22nd December 2018
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.
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Family destination at Cathedral Gardens
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
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
Albert Square Market in the shadow of the Manchester Town Hall and the iconic giant santa
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.