‘Tis the season to be jolly, and there is no better way to experience festive cheer than with a visit to Manchester.

Whether you’re visiting the city for a day, or looking to make a weekend of it, Emirates Old Trafford has got you covered. The on-site Hilton Garden Inn offers the perfect setting for you to unwind, and is ideally situated for your visit.

Our Christmas elves are here to get you into the spirit and round-up two highlights of what to do this winter. To discover even more festive suggestions, view the full blog here.

Festive pop-up cinema

Situated at Mayfield Depot is a pop-up cinema showing seasonal favourites, including Elf, Home Alone, The Holiday and Love Actually.

Enter a magical kingdom through a secret wardrobe, and cosy up underneath a blanket to enjoy the best festive flicks.

Tickets start from £14.99, and the cinema opens from 24th November – 16th December.

Wicked the Musical

Fly down to the Palace Theatre to see Wicked this Christmas.

The musical tells the incredible untold story of an unlikely but profound friendship between two young women who first meet as sorcery students. Their extraordinary adventures in Oz will ultimately see them fulfil their destinies.

Open from 4th December 2018 – 5th January 2019.

Make a weekend of it

Recharge your batteries with a stay at the Hilton Garden Inn. Three miles away from the city centre, the four star hotel is easily accessible by car and public transport. Encompassing a sophisticated yet stylish design, the hotel offers a range of premium accommodation, including 85 pitch-facing rooms, king family rooms and spacious accessible rooms.

Enjoy a freshly prepared, cooked to order breakfast in The Garden Grille restaurant, and unwind in the cosy bar with a cocktail or two.

To book your perfect stay, and take advantage of our 25% off Winter Sale, click here.


Palace Theatre/Opera House

Wicked is the recipient of more than 100 major international awards and nominations including winning three Tony Awards and two Olivier Awards.

Hilton Garden Inn Emirates Old Trafford
Old Trafford Emirates Stadium Hilton Garden Inn

The Hilton Garden Inn hotel is on-site at Emirates Old Trafford, home to Lancashire Cricket Club and offers the best value accommodation for leisure in Manchester and the surrounding areas.



  1. Dave’s B
    We are looking forward to hosting our Charity Christmas Party in 2019 at one of your Masonic Halls.
    We are raising money for Royal Manchester Children’s Hospital and Ronald McDonald House.
    For further information visit www.christmas-parties.net

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