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Discover Manchester - What's On In November

6 November 2019

Manchester is a cultural epicentre with a wonderful creative heritage, from music to art. We’ve used our insider’s knowledge to scour the far corners of the city to bring you a variety of things to do throughout November. We hope you enjoy!

Christmas Light Switch On

Thursday 14th November - Free

Hosted by Hits Radio breakfast presenters Fleur East, Greg Burns and James Barr, Manchester's Christmas Light Switch On will take place in the shadow of the city's iconic town hall - complete with a fireworks display. 

Manchester Christmas Switch On

Manchester Christmas Markets

Friday 8th November to Sunday 5th January* - Free

Get in the Christmas spirit at Manchester's award winning Christmas Markets. There are over 300 beautiful festive stalls spread across the city. From food and drink to gifts, crafts and toys. With so much to see (and buy), this is one market you don't want to miss! 

Manchester Christmas Market

Lightopia Festival

Thursday 21st November to Tuesday 31st December - From £13.50

Brand new for 2019 and the first of its kind in Europe**, the Lightopia Festival will be taking place in Heaton Park. The festival is an enchanting world with six interactive installations. The events will also include live entertainment from local musicians and acrobatic performances. 

New Year Fireworks

Marvel Universe Live!

Thursday 28th November to Sunday 1st December - From £24.20

Avengers (fans) Assemble for this live action battle to defend the universe from Loki! 

Reunite with all your favourite Marvel characters from Iron Man, Black Widow, Captain America, Thor, Black Panther and the Guardians of the Galaxy in a race against time to retrieve the Wand of Watoomb before the mischievous Loki can become the ruler of Asgard and Earth!

Marvel Live

Peter Rabbit Christmas Grotto

Thursday 14th November to Tuesday 24th January - Free

Beatrix Potter's winter wonderland comes to life at intu Trafford Centre this Christmas. Meet Peter Rabbit and all his friends along the way in this interactive adventure!

There will also be an autism friendly grotto experience, with smaller groups, quieter music and specially trained elves!

Santa Midweek Breaks

*Last closing date of all the Christmas markets
**Manchester is the second city in the Lightopia festival