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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. 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
  3. The 338 bedroom 4-star Macdonald Manchester Hotel & Spa sits at the heart of the city close to Piccadilly Station and within easy reach of the city’s main attractions.
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  1. The Printworks Entertainment complex are pleased to announce that Stax of Soul will be performing live for Soul on Saturday – Christmas special!
    1. 25 Nov 2017
  2. A little glowing shed has landed in Sadler’s Yard - a winter tardis ready to transport you to a world of comfortable conviviality this December. Travel up through its eaves to discover an alternative festive experience where cosy corners, Christmas films and festive feelings are on tap.
    1. 1 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. Festive feels take over Spinningfields as Manchester's most Insta-grammable tree returns, accompanied by an army of nutcrackers. You'll also find an alternative Christmas market filled with local artisans and traders from the British Street Food Awards, open Monday to Thursday until 17th December. Get cosy in Bar Hütte, the après ski bar creating a mini Alpine village in the heart of the city, open daily until 27th December.
    1. 9 Nov 201727 Dec 2017
    2. 10 Nov 201717 Dec 2017
  6. The Ultimate Christmas Cracker - Get your friends or colleagues together and join us on Friday 8th December for our Christmas Ball. Tickets cost £69 and include a Kir Royale and canapes on arrival, a delicious three-course dinner, live band, DJ, photo booth and more! To book call 0161 288 1111 or email ChristmasManchester@theprincipalhotel.com
    1. 8 Dec 20179 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. Theatre in Manchester
    Watch your favourite play in one of Manchester's stunning theatres.
  9. The mysterious and fabulously wealthy Phileas Fogg wagers his life’s fortune that he can circumnavigate the globe in just 80 days.
    1. 5 Dec 20177 Jan 2018
  10. Based on the story and characters from the Oscar®-winning DreamWorks Animation film, this hilarious and spectacular production turns the world of fairytales upside down in an all-singing, all-dancing, must-see musical comedy.
    1. 16 Jan 201828 Jan 2018
  11. Hot Brown Honey is taking the heat up a notch and bringing the temperature to fever pitch – delivering lashings of sass and a hot pinch of empowerment. Packing a potent punch with hip hop politics, the Honeys will make you laugh until you cry, clap until your hands bleed and shake every part of what your mama gave you! This posse of phenomenal women smash stereotypes, remix the system and dare to celebrate our similarities and differences. With set, lighting, music and costume to rival Beyoncé at Madison Square Garden this show is guaranteed to get you on your feet! Serving up an audacious platter of dance, poetry, comedy, circus, striptease and song, Hot Brown Honey is unapologetically fierce – defiantly shattering clichés in an explosio
    1. 12 Dec 201723 Dec 2017
  12. You'll find a full range on the First website but here's a selection to help you save money on travel this season...
    1. 1 Dec 20172 Jan 2018
  13. Travel to Manchester from across the North of England and Scotland with regular direct services TransPennine Express.

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