Christmas in Manchester

Christmas is a magical time in Greater Manchester and the perfect occasion to combine a short festive break with a spot of Christmas shopping. With hundreds of high street and independent boutique shops to choose from, Greater Manchester attracts visitors from far and wide, particularly during this period – and rightly so! 

Manchester's bars and restaurants offer a welcome respite after a day's shopping. With new restaurants, bars, gastropubs, microbreweries, and cafes opening weekly, the city is establishing itself as one of the UK’s most exciting foodie destinations.

If you're planning a longer trip, Manchester offers a wide range of accommodation, from unique boutique hotels and luxury pads to beautiful countryside settings and cosy family hideaways.

Festive highlights

Discover our festive highlights

Festive events

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