Corn Exchange

Head to Manchester’s stunning Corn Exchange this Christmas for a magical festive experience. The iconic Manchester location has a variety of festive activities and offers to keep the whole family entertained, and their bellies full. 

The Corn Exchange’s German Garten Bar, located in the stunning atrium, will be home to Wreath Making Classes on 6 December. Guests can choose between 12:30pm and 5:30pm to make a fresh 12” wreath with a glass of fizz or cocktail. Take home the personalised wreath and deck the halls with a delightfully festive piece.

Don’t miss the 12 Days of Christmas Spectacular, this nostalgic event will consist of 12 days of meet and greets, photograph opportunities, spontaneous workshops, and delightful surprises for guests. There will also be an appearance from a magic Father Christmas; he will be at the Corn Exchange for 2 hours a day pulling out all his best card tricks and disappearing acts. 

And that’s not all, the princesses will be making a return to the Corn Exchange, along with Santa, the Nutcracker and Sugar Plum Fairy they will be available for photos with families in the magical wishing mirror.

Dates for the princesses: 

Father Christmas and Special Guest - Saturday 4 December, 12pm to 16:30pm

Favourite Snow Queens - Sunday 5 December, 12pm to 16:30pm

Father Christmas and Special Guest - Saturday 11 December, 12pm to 16:30pm

Favourite Toy Soldier and Winter Ballerina - Sunday 12 December, 12pm to 16:30pm

Diners at one of Corn Exchange’s many tasty eateries can also enjoy a 20% discount at the Cathedral Gardens Ice Rink up until 17 December.

Visitors will be able to visit Manchester charity, Forever Manchester’s pop-up shop selling local artwork, t-shirts, post cards and one-off editions from around the iconic city, as well as Corn Exchange’s limited edition prints with local artist, Alexandra Gallagher. 

During November visitors should also check out the striking The Darker Side of Pink pop-up exhibition hosted in the Corn Exchange’s atrium, to highlight care issues around secondary breast cancer. The exhibition features 31 transparent figures, to depict the invisibility of the disease.