Manchester’s award-winning Christmas Markets 2018 return this winter offering mouth-watering international food, drinks and delicately crafted Yuletide gifts in the heart of this buzzing city.
With more than 300 beautifully festooned stalls and chalets spread across the city centre, the Christmas Markets are free and accessible to all.
Soak up the atmosphere and follow the market trail as it winds through the city centre, tempting you with gifts, crafts, jewellery, clothes and toys. European and local producers offer everything from fine amber jewellery, handcrafted leather bags and top-quality bonsai trees, to handmade Belgian kitchenware, framed photo prints and French soaps.
And when planning a visit, don’t miss the amazing array of food and drink! Manchester’s Christmas Markets are famous for traditional bratwurst, but visitors can also treat themselves to Hungarian goulash, Spanish paella or a good old-fashioned hog roast.
Plenty of vegetarian options will be on offer, and for those with a sweet tooth the choices are even more mouth-watering.
Manchester Christmas Markets Dates & Opening Times 2018
The 2018 Christmas markets will run from Friday 9th November to Saturday 22nd December, with the market in Albert Square opening for an extra day on Sunday 23rd December.
Christmas Market - Cathedral Gardens
Christmas Market - Market Street
Christmas Market - Exchange Square
Christmas Market - Corn Exchange
Arts and Crafts Market - Exchange Street
Christmas Market - New Cathedral Street
French Christmas Market - King Street
German Christmas Market - St Ann's Square
World Christmas Market - Brazennose Street
For more information see here.
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 tfgm.com/metroshuttle for more information.
If you're coming to our Christmas 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.
|Albert Square openings (9 Nov 2018 - 23 Dec 2018)|
|Monday - Sunday||10:00||- 21:00|
|Other site openings (9 Nov 2018 - 22 Dec 2018)|
|Monday - Sunday||10:00||- 20:00|
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