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  1. For the first ever time, alongside the traditional fairground, Festive Cathedral Gardens will be home to a glittering ice rink.
    1. 4 Nov 20177 Jan 2018
  2. Bolton’s Winter Festival offers something for all the family from the popular covered ice rink, super fun snow slide, magical Santa’s Grotto and festive artisan markets.
    1. 2 Dec 20177 Jan 2018
  3. Following a smash hit, sell out run in the West End, Elf the Musical spends Christmas 2017 at The Lowry.
    1. 24 Nov 20177 Jan 2018
  4. Christmas Market
    The UK’s original, award winning Manchester Christmas Market return with the biggest and best festive offering to date.
    1. 10 Nov 201720 Dec 2017
    2. 10 Nov 201720 Dec 2017

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  1. Based on a Tim Burton story and characters, Henry Selick's brilliant animated film sees Jack Skellington, the king of Halloween Town, discovering Christmas Town. When he attempts to bring Christmas to his hometown confusion and chaos ensues.
    1. 9 Dec 201713 Dec 2017
  2. Bring all the family along to the Hallé's screening of Raymond Briggs' classic animated film, The Snowman, as well as an orchestral take on Michael Rosen's 'We're Going on a Bear Hunt'.
    1. 22 Dec 201723 Dec 2017
  3. This Christmas, as twilight falls across Chester Zoo a magical Christmas sorting office comes to life.  The zoo will be transformed into an enchanting world full of illumination and  spellbinding theatrical adventure.
    1. 24 Nov 201730 Dec 2017
  4. Things To See & Do in Manchester
    From events and attractions to museums and galleries, find things to do in Manchester
  5. The Cragt and Design Centre
    The hub of the city's arts and crafts community.
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    2. 1 Jan 201731 Dec 2017
  6. Santa will be waiting to greet you in his fabulous Manchester Arndale Christmas grotto. Make sure you don’t delay in seeing the main man from Thursday 16 November until Sunday 24 December.
    1. 16 Nov 201724 Dec 2017
  7. Prepare for the greatest journey you will ever take! From October 2017 you will be able to climb aboard a time machine and travel back to see and feel what it was really like to be there, in the late cretaceous, 67 million years ago.
    1. 7 Oct 20177 Jan 2018
  8. Easier festive travel, First Bus provide simple smart journeys; tickets direct to mobile and real-time information on their app.
    1. 1 Jan 201731 Dec 2017
  9. Travel to Manchester from across the North of England and Scotland with regular direct services TransPennine Express.

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