Manchester Christmas Markets

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Type:Christmas Market

Albert Square
Greater Manchester
M2 5PF

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Manchester Christmas Market image of Albert Square including the stalls and 'Zippy' the giant Father Christmas that sits on Manchester Town Hall

Map & Directions

Public Transport Directions

The Christmas Markets are located across Manchester city centre and are close to the Deansgate and Victoria train stations. Download our map of the city centre to plan your route.

Within the city centre, Metroshuttle provides a free ‘hop on, hop off’ bus service linking all of the main rail stations, shopping districts and business areas. There are three services which operate on circular routes.See for more information.

Road Directions

If you're coming to our Xmas Markets this year, consider leaving the car at home. You can avoid the stress of parking and treat yourself to a Gluhwein or fine ale at one of the many bars along the market trail.

Transport for Greater Manchester's website has all the information you need on bus, train and tram times to make your journey as easy as possible.

If you do need to drive you can find out about Manchester's car parks here.

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  • Babsstockport
    Stockport, United Kingdom
    Wonderful facade
    5 of 5 stars
    Friday, 6th September 2019
    It's a shame that this is being renovated such that you can't go inside but the outside is a wonder to behold from all sides. The architecture is magnificent and when it re opens it will be worth... Read full review
  • ChiLongQua
    Aberdeen, United Kingdom
    Trip Type:
    Solo travel
    Nice square, too bad the hall is not open.
    3 of 5 stars
    Sunday, 22nd September 2019
    The town hall is nice, it is a good spot for some nice pics, ma I was hoping to go inside. The building is closed a the moment. Read full review
  • Varun V
    Trip Type:
    Solo travel
    Beautiful building
    4 of 5 stars
    Wednesday, 9th October 2019
    A very nice looking Victorian style building. Disappointingly the place is closed for renovation. Within 15 minutes walk is Chinatown, Shopping area with major designer brands like Ralph Lauren... Read full review

Dates and Opening Times

Manchester Christmas Markets 2019 - Albert Square openings (8 Nov 2019 - 22 Dec 2019)
Monday - Sunday10:00 - 21:00
Manchester Christmas Markets 2019 - Other site openings (8 Nov 2019 - 21 Dec 2019)
Monday - Sunday10:00 - 20:00


  • Nowhere does Christmas like Manchester

What's Nearby

  1. Manchester Town Hall

    Built in 1877, Manchester Town Hall is a Victorian, neo-gothic classic and home of the…

    0.01 miles away
  2. Albert Square

    Gothic heart of Manchester city centre. Home to the town hall and many seasonal events.

    0.02 miles away
  3. Central Library

    An incomparable venue in the city.

    0.02 miles away
  1. The John Rylands Library

    A late-Victorian, neo-Gothic masterpiece

    0.21 miles away
  2. Royal Exchange Theatre

    Manchester's Royal Exchange Theatre Company transforms the way people see theatre, each…

    0.24 miles away
  3. All Star Lanes

    Located in Manchester's Historic Great Northern warehouse, All Star Lanes Manchester is…

    0.26 miles away
  4. Manchester Opera House

    A popular calling point for touring productions and concerts, including big-name West End…

    0.26 miles away
  5. Chinatown

    The oriental centre of the city.

    0.27 miles away
  6. Manchester Central

    Manchester Central is an award winning, globally renowned venue in the heart of one of…

    0.28 miles away
  7. Great Northern Warehouse

    The Grade 2 listed Great Northern building, a former railway goods distribution warehouse…

    0.28 miles away
  8. Shambles Square

    Shambles Square is a historic square situated right next to Exchange Square Metrolink…

    0.29 miles away
  9. Bridgewater Hall

    Enjoy concerts ranging from classical and jazz through to world and popular music.

    0.29 miles away
  10. Spinningfields

    One of the city’s most vibrant destinations, Spinningfields is a thriving hub for work,…

    0.33 miles away
  11. People's History Museum

    The history of working people in Britain.

    0.35 miles away
  12. Palace Theatre

    A popular calling point for touring productions and concerts, including big-name West End…

    0.36 miles away
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