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

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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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    Recent Reviews:

    • sana a
      worth the tour
      4 of 5 stars
      Sunday, 2nd February 2020
      without the tour, i never really understood the point of this building, i would recommend the tour if anyone wants to know more, cant wait till the refurb! Read full review
    • MajorSu77
      Manchester, United Kingdom
      Exquisite for weddings
      5 of 5 stars
      Monday, 4th May 2020
      My daughter was married here it’s such an amazing venue the architecture is beyond believe, I’m a Mancunian so bias anyway but it blew my mind. It made my daughters wedding day extra special. It’s a... Read full review
    • therichastill
      Stevenage, United Kingdom
      Under Restoration
      5 of 5 stars
      Thursday, 22nd July 2021
      Manchester Town Hall is located in the City Centre close to St Peters Square. When I visited the building is under restoration and it is very difficult to see much of the architecture at the moment... Read full review

    Dates and Opening Times

    Manchester Christmas Markets 2021 (12 Nov 2021 - 22 Dec 2021)


    • Nowhere does Christmas like Manchester

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