What's On In Manchester This December

15 December 2020

Enjoy a simply magical Christmas in Manchester. From family events to last minute shopping, let us help in getting Christmas all wrapped up for you and your loved ones.

Explore Manchester's famous Christmas Markets, get into the festive spirit at Freight Island or get the whole family together for breakfast with Santa.

Christmas Lights

Enjoy a little normalcy this festive season with the return of the Manchester Christmas Lights. Look our for the giant Santa on St. Peter's Square and the light sculptures throughout the city.

Manchester Christmas Market

Afternoon Tea

After a busy day exploring the city, relax in our Scottish Steakhouse with a delicious afternoon tea for two. Filled with delectable treats, what better way to get in the festive spirit?

Afternoon Tea Aviemore

NQ Grotto

Squeeze in a last minute (socially distant) visit to Santa this December. Meet the Ice Princesses, have fun with the elves and wave to Santa himself before settling down for story time with Mrs. Claus. 


Freight Island

In the countdown to Christmas, what better way to celebrate than with a day out with delicious food and great entertainment. What's even better is after you eat, drink and be merry, your comfy bed is a two minute walk away.

Spey Burger Nachos

Christmas Mini Markets

Do some last minute shopping or treat yourself to some festive themed delights. Whatever you choose, Manchester's Mini Markets are guaranteed to get you in the festive spirit while having social distancing measures in place. 

Manchester Christmas Market

Lightopia Festival

2020's Lightopia Festival will be taking place in Heaton Park. The festival is an enchanting world with interactive installations, immersive lanterns and laser shows. The events will also woodland fairytale, Christmas showcase and local heroes.

New Year Fireworks