Christmas in Manchester

Manchester is a truly wonderful city in which to celebrate Christmas. From the extensive Christmas markets which take over much of the city centre, to the incredible array of shops, bars and restaurants, the capital of the North is your one stop destination for all your festive shopping, entertainment and boozing needs. Get a feel for Christmas in Manchester with Tom Eccles' video below.

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Christmas events in Manchester

Our most popular Manchester December events, snap up your tickets quick if you're going!
Irvine Welsh DJ Set
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Irvine Welsh DJ Set

The Golden Lion, Todmorden

Friday 14th Dec

9:00pm til 1:30am

Minimum Age: 18

10, 11, 12, 13 + more on the door.

Irvine Welsh - DJ Set.

Brutus Gold's Love Train
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Brutus Gold's Love Train

Albert Hall, Manchester

Friday 21st Dec

9:00pm til 3:00am

Minimum Age: 18

15

Brutus Gold's Love Train returns to Albert Hall on Friday 21st December.

A Perfect Circle
Popular Event: 582+ going
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A Perfect Circle

Victoria Warehouse, Manchester

Monday 3rd Dec

7:00pm til 11:00pm

Minimum Age: 14

42.50

AEG Presents: A Perfect Circle LIVE at Victoria Warehouse, Monday 3rd December 2018

David Holmes - 'God's Waiting Room'
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David Holmes - 'God's Waiting Room'

The Golden Lion, Todmorden

Saturday 8th Dec

9:00pm til 2:00am

Minimum Age: 18

8/10

David Holmes - 'God's Waiting Room' 5 hour DJ Set.

808 State : 30 Featured event
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808 State : 30

Manchester Academy , Manchester

Friday 21st Dec

9:00pm til 2:00am

Minimum Age: 18

21

808 State : 30. Live : ninety – ex:el – gorgeous – don solaris – outpost tra...

FOUNDATIONS 2018
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FOUNDATIONS 2018

The Peer Hat Manchester, Manchester

Friday 14th Dec

7:00pm til 3:00am

Minimum Age: 18

15

Foundations is a two day micro-festival celebrating grassroots live music, collaboration, community ...

80'S Smash Hits Christmas Party
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80'S Smash Hits Christmas Party

The Club, Poynton

Friday 14th Dec

7:00pm til 12:00am

Minimum Age: 18

15.00

80'S Christmas Party with Legend HAZELL DEAN

Canal Street Christmas 2018
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Canal Street Christmas 2018

The Birdcage , Manchester

Sunday 9th Dec

7:00pm til 2:00am

Minimum Age: 18

From 17.50 each plus booking fee

Canal Street Christmas 2018 - A Christmas Drag Spectacular!

An Audience With Bobby George
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An Audience With Bobby George

MERCURE GEORGIAN HOUSE HOTEL, Bolton

Thursday 6th Dec

7:30pm til 11:00pm

Minimum Age: 18

25 - 35 fees apply

Real Marigold Hotel | Gone to Pot | World Darts Finalist

Viennese Christmas by Candlelight
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Viennese Christmas by Candlelight

Manchester Cathedral, Manchester

Saturday 29th Dec

7:30pm til 9:30pm

No age restrictions

Tickets from 19

Touring their ever-popular festive programme, London Concertante help get you in the mood for mulled...

Courtney Pine + Omar: Black Notes from the Deep (second show)
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Courtney Pine + Omar: Black Notes from the Deep (second show)

Band On The Wall, Manchester

Sunday 9th Dec

7:00pm til 11:00pm

Minimum Age: 16

25.50 Advance

Courtney Pine presents Black Notes from the Deep’ featuring special guest vocalist Omar.

TVAM at Soup Kitchen, Manchester
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TVAM at Soup Kitchen, Manchester

Soup Kitchen, Manchester

Friday 7th Dec

7:00pm til 10:00pm

Minimum Age: 18

8.00 Advance

Band on the Wall takes TVAM across the Northern Quarter to Soup Kitchen to celebrate the release of ...

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Christmas Meal Offers

Las Iguanas - Deansgate
11 special offers avalable

Las Iguanas - Deansgate

84B Deansgate, Manchester

South American cuisine

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Las Iguanas - Deansgate

84B Deansgate, Manchester

South American cuisine

Average price £23.00

11 special offers avalable

Walk through the doors of Las Iguanas and find yourself transported to Latin America, full of rich, vibrant colours, quirky features and custom-made w...

Browns Brasserie & Bar - Manchester
4 special offers avalable

Browns Brasserie & Bar - Manchester

1 York Street, Manchester

British cuisine

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Browns Brasserie & Bar - Manchester

1 York Street, Manchester

British cuisine

Average price £30.00

4 special offers avalable

Blending European brasserie dishes and timelessly elegant surroundings, Browns Brasserie & Bar Manchester champions an informal yet refined concep...

La Tasca - Manchester
3 special offers avalable

La Tasca - Manchester

76 Deansgate, Manchester

Spanish cuisine

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La Tasca - Manchester

76 Deansgate, Manchester

Spanish cuisine

Average price £15.00

3 special offers avalable

A fleet of authentic Spanish tapas restaurants established in 1993, La Tasca offers an award-winning range of sumptuous Mediterranean flavours.

La Tasca - Trafford Centre
3 special offers avalable

La Tasca - Trafford Centre

132 The Orient The Trafford Centre, Manchester

Spanish cuisine

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La Tasca - Trafford Centre

132 The Orient The Trafford Centre, Manchester

Spanish cuisine

Average price £15.00

3 special offers avalable

A fleet of authentic Spanish tapas restaurants established in 1993, La Tasca offers an award-winning range of sumptuous Mediterranean flavours.

La Vina -  Manchester, Deansgate
2 special offers avalable

La Vina - Manchester, Deansgate

105-107 Deansgate, Manchester

Spanish cuisine

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La Vina - Manchester, Deansgate

105-107 Deansgate, Manchester

Spanish cuisine

Average price £0.00

2 special offers avalable

Bringing the warmth and richness of a traditional Spanish wine bar to the UK, La Vina Manchester offers home-cooked tapas and an extensive array of Sp...

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    christmas restaurants

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    boxing day events

    Boxing Day is one of the biggest nights on the clubbing calendar, with clubs and promoters up and down the country pulling out all the stops to bring you something special. Well, it'd have to be special to lure anyone out after a heavy Christmas day on the mulled wine and turkey. Head

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    christmas eve events

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    christmas markets

    christmas markets

    Manchester's Christmas Markets really are a sight to behold, transforming much of the city centre with their wooden chalets bustling with food, drink, fashions and gifts from around the world. If you don't believe us, check you the video below. The